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Apple Cinnamon Cake


This Apple Cinnamon Cake recipe will immediately win over your heart with its delicate apple flavors that are infused with cinnamon!

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2 apple(s)
3 egg(s)
3 ounces butter
2 cinnamon sticks
1 teaspoon vanilla sugar
0.5 cup brown sugar
0.5 cup self-raising flour
2 ounces Greek yogurt To serve
1 pinch cinnamon spice To decorate

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1 piece
Serving Size
4.3 g
14.1 g
40.3 g
8.1 g
Saturated Fat
20.1 g
113 mg
2.5 g
182 mg
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      About the Recipe


      This Apple Cinnamon Cake recipe immediately gives your fall satisfaction with delicate apple flavors infused with cinnamon!

      Apple Cinnamon cake on a plate with a cinnamon stick on top.

      What is the Best Season to Make this Recipe?

      The beauty of Apple Cinnamon Cake recipe is its versatility – it can be enjoyed year-round.

      The crisp, sweet, and slightly tart flavors of apples harvested in fall complement the cake’s richness perfectly, making it an ideal choice for Thanksgiving or any cozy gathering.

      What are the Health Benefits of this Dish?

      While Apple Cinnamon Cake is undoubtedly a decadent treat, it’s not without its nutritional merits.

      Apples are packed with fiber, vitamins, and antioxidants, promoting digestive health and overall well-being. This dessert can certainly be enjoyed guilt-free as part of a balanced diet.

      Where Can I Buy the Required Ingredients?

      Most of these ingredients can be found at your local grocery store or farmer’s market.

      Look for high-quality apples, such as Granny Smith or Honeycrisp, along with staples like flour, sugar, and eggs.

      You can also buy ground cinnamon, but it is better to use a cinnamon stick as it gives more flavor to the apples.

      Apple Cinnamon cake on a plate with a cinnamon stick on top.

      Can I Substitute Any of the Ingredients?

      Of course! If you’re looking to add a personal touch or adapt the recipe to dietary preferences, here are some substitutions to consider:

      • Sugar: you can use coconut sugar for a more caramel-like flavor.
      • Butter: you can use regular unsalted butter or even a plant-based butter alternative.
      • Apples: Experiment with different apple varieties to find your favorite flavor profile.

      Can I Make this Dish Part of a Menu?

      Absolutely! My Apple Cinnamon Cake pairs beautifully with various dishes.

      Consider serving it with a dollop of fresh Greek yogurt or a scoop of vanilla ice cream for the perfect taste and presentation (optional).

      For an appetizer, you can start with a slice of Camembert Quiche.

      You can prepare Easy Potato Leek Soup, or Veal Patties as your main.

      Then, serve this exquisite Apple Cinnamon Cake. Amazing! 🙂

      Apple Cinnamon cake on a plate with one piece of cake on top of the cake

      Which Drinks Pair Well with this Dish?

      To elevate your dining experience, pair this Apple Cinnamon Cake with complimentary beverages. Here are a few suggestions:

      • Tea: Earl Grey tea provides a fragrant and soothing contrast, especially if you add a slice of fresh lemon. That’s what I always do. 🙂
      • Coffee: A shot of espresso or a cappuccino highlights the cake’s caramelized notes.
      • Wine: Opt for a sweet wine like white Port Wine or a glass of sparkling wine for a delightful harmony of flavors.

      How Long Can I Store the Leftovers?

      If you somehow manage to have leftovers, fear not! This Apple Cinnamon Cake can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to two days. Alternatively, you can freeze individual slices for up to three months, ensuring you always have a slice of heaven at your fingertips.

      Apple cinnamon cake decorated with cinnamon stick on a plate.

      Recipe Tips & Tricks

      Now, let’s delve into the nitty-gritty of making the perfect Apple Cinnamon Cake. Here are some of my tips and tricks to guarantee success:

      • Apple Selection: Choose apples that hold their shape when baked, such as Granny Smith or Ginger Gold.
      • Uniform Slices: Slice your apples evenly to ensure uniform baking and a visually appealing result. A mandoline slicer will help you to achieve that.
      • Room Temperature Ingredients: Bring eggs to room temperature for smoother mixing.

      This mouthwatering Apple Cinnamon Cake will leave you happy and crave for more. Serve with a dollop of Greek Yogurt and a dash of cinnamon on top (optional).

      A slice of apple cinnamon cake on a plate with greek yogurt and cinnamon on top.

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      1 min

      Prepare ingredients

      Prepare all ingredients. Melt 3 ounces of butter.

      1 min

      Start making batter

      Divide 3 egg whites from 3 egg yolks.

      2 min

      Whisk egg whites

      Then, whisk 3 egg whites until you see soft peaks. Set them aside until Step 5.

      2 min

      Whisk egg yolks and other ingredients

      Whisk the egg yolks with 0.5 cup of brown sugar and 1 teaspoon of vanilla sugar. Gradually add the melted butter, and after that - add 0.5 cup of self-raising flour, one tablespoon at a time.

      2 min

      Combine egg whites with cake batter

      Gently fold the egg whites into the cake batter.

      3 min

      Prepare apples

      Peel and slice 2 apples.

      2 min

      Set the cake

      Place a parchment paper into a 7-inch cake spring form. Put 2 cinnamon sticks on the bottom of the spring form. And then place the apple slices on top of the cinnamon.

      2 min

      Add batter

      Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C). Transfer the cake batter onto the top of the apples.

      45 min

      Bake cake

      Bake the cake for 45 minutes on 350°F (175°C).

      1 min


      Your apple cinnamon cake is ready. Serve with 1 dollop of Greek yogurt on top (optional), and decorate with a pinch of cinnamon (optional). Enjoy!



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      How much vanilla sugar. Where does the melted butter come into play and the Greek yogurt. Nothing in the recipe says anything about the three topics.

      Hi Gloria,

      Thank you for your questions and pointing that out.

      1) Please use 1 teaspoon of vanilla sugar.
      2) The melted butter comes into play in Step 4, when you add it to the whisked yolks together with other ingredients.
      3) Greek yogurt is optional – you can use a dollop of it to put on top when serving the cake (Step 10).

      Hope you enjoy!

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