Easy Apple Cake

easy apple cake

A few months ago, I came across this easy apple cake recipe on the blog “Anice e Cannella”. It looked so delicious, I knew I had to make it.

Sometimes you need a simple cake that can be thrown together at a moment’s notice with ingredients you already have in your pantry. This apple cake is just that.

There’s nothing overly fussy or complicated about this recipe and it’s super delicious.

The most time-consuming task is peeling and slicing the apples. Don’t forget to toss them with lemon to prevent browning.

This easy apple cake is amazing on its own or just with a dusting of powdered sugar. But let me tell you, it’s pretty close to heaven served warm with a dollop of whipped cream or a scoop of vanilla ice cream. It’s the kind of dessert I like to eat while I’m tucked under a blanket with a mug of hot chocolate and a good book.

It stays soft for several days and it also freezes well. I usually slice the cake and wrap each slice in cling film. In the morning I defrost it in the microwave for a couple of minutes….easy! 🙂

Once you smell the aroma of apples and cinnamon wafting through your kitchen, you’ll be dying to try a slice. Happy baking! I hope you enjoy it 🙂

easy apple cake
5 from 5 votes
Easy Apple Cake
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
45 mins
Total Time:
55 mins
Author: As Easy As Apple Pie
Course: Cake

This easy apple cake is very simple and can be thrown together at a moment's notice with ingredients you already have at home.

  • 200 grams (1 3/4 cup minus 1 tablespoon) all-purpose flour
  • 150 grams (3/4 cup) granulated sugar
  • 200 ml (3/4 cup + 1 1/2 tablespoons) cooking cream or full fat Greek yogurt
  • 2 eggs
  • 16 grams (4 teaspoons) baking powder
  • 4 tablespoons vegetable oil I used sunflower oil
  • 2 Golden Delicious apples
  • cinnamon
  • butter
  • granulated sugar
  • powder sugar (optional)
  1. Preheat the oven to 180° C (350 degrees F). Butter and flour a 22 cm ( 9-inch ) pan and set aside.
  2. Peel, core and cut the apples into thin slices. Place in a large mixing bowl and toss with lemon juice to avoid discoloration. Set aside.
  3. Using an electric mixer, beat the eggs and sugar until pale and fluffy.
  4. Add the oil, half of the cream, flour, baking powder, and mix well.
  5. Add the remaining cream and mix again.
  6. Pour the mixture into the prepared pan.
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  8. Arrange the apples slices over the top of the batter in a circular pattern.
  9. Sprinkle the apple slices with sugar, cinnamon and dot with bits of butter here and there.
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  11. Bake for 45 minutes or until golden brown and a skewer inserted into the centre of the cake comes out clean.
  12. Cool before removing from the pan and dust with powdered sugar before serving.
  13. Enjoy your apple cake!

Ingredients for a 22 cm / 9 inches pan

*Cooking cream can be replaced by full fat Greek yogurt. 

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Nutrition Information
Amount per serving (96 g) — Calories: 220, Fat: 8.9g, Saturated Fat: 0.8g, Cholesterol: 30mg, Sodium: 12mg, Carbohydrates: 32.8g, Fiber: 1.3g, Sugar: 17.2g, Protein: 3.4g

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26 comments on “Easy Apple Cake”

  1. Looks very good will have to make for Christmas

  2. With a son who wants something sweet after his lunch I am always in need of easy delicious desserts as this one!

  3. apple cake is amazingly delicious. I like your idea of cutting it all up and wrapping each slice individually.

  4. Elena, I’ve gotten a lot of suggestions from my cooking friends about substituting the cooking cream (which I guess we don’t have in the states.) They’ve suggested whipping cream, whipped cream cheese, half and half. I see you mention yogurt. Of all those suggestion, is yogurt the best choice? Can you tell me more, for example the fat content, is it greek?

  5. Made this cake. It looked just like the picture and tasted wonderful. So light – not heavy. Will be making this again and again!

  6. looks yummilicious and color is wow, very appealing…

  7. Fluffy, delicious cake. I used 3 big Granny Smith apples with wonderful results. Thank you very much for sharing this recipe

  8. Your cake looks scrumptious and I would love to make it but I have one little problem. I don’t know what cooking cream is, I don;t think we have that in the states. What would be a good substitution for it?

  9. By cooking cream do you mean whipping cream?

  10. Hello, not sure I have that size cak pan. Would bundt pan work? Thanks

  11. This cake looks delicious! Do you think gluten-free flour could be substituted for the all-purpose flour and would any other changes need to be made to the recipe? Thanks.

  12. This cake is so good, even my picky daughter devoured it! Even better was that it was very easy to make a gluten free version for my allergic son. It was a great hit with my whole family. Thank you Elena for sharing this recipe!

  13. I love this cake! I have a lot of similar recipes, but this one is the easiest and the most delicious I have ever tried. I`m so happy I came across it. Thank you for sharing it! β™‘
    Greetings from Croatia

  14. Thank you for sharing this recipe. I already had a few good apple cake recipes, but I wanted to try something new. I’m so glad I did because my whole family, including my picky daughter, loved it! It is now our favorite apple cake. I take this cake when I’m invited to someone’s house because it’s so pretty. I really pack the pan with apple slices, so i bake for about an hour.

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