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Fresh Apple Cake

Fresh Apple Cake

  • Author: Laura | Tutti Dolci
  • Prep Time: 25 minutes
  • Cook Time: 74 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 39 minutes
  • Yield: 14 servings
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: American


Fresh apple cake drizzled with brown sugar glaze is perfect for fall! You’ll love this easy apple cake recipe flavored with warming spices.



  • 2 lbs apples, peeled and diced (I used Fuji and Pippin)
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 3/4 cup plain fat-free Greek yogurt, at room temperature
  • 3 large eggs, at room temperature
  • 1 Tbsp vanilla extract

Brown Sugar Glaze

  • 1 Tbsp unsalted butter
  • 2 Tbsp milk
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar, sifted


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F and spray a 10-inch tube pan with nonstick spray. Toss apples with cinnamon and sugar; set aside. Whisk together flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg in a large bowl. Whisk together sugars, oil, yogurt, eggs, and vanilla in a medium bowl; add to flour mixture and fold in until combined (the batter will be thick).
  2. Spread half the batter into prepared pan; smooth with an offset spatula. Spoon half the apples over the batter; top with remaining batter and finish with remaining apples. Tap pan sharply to remove air bubbles.
  3. Bake for about 1 1/4 hours (75 minutes), until a tester inserted in the center comes out clean and cake springs back to the touch. Remove from oven to cool completely in pan on a wire rack. When cake is cool, carefully unmold onto a platter.
  4. For the brown sugar glaze, combine butter, milk, and salt in a small bowl and melt in the microwave for 30 seconds. Whisk in cinnamon and brown sugar until melted; whisk in powdered sugar. Drizzle glaze over cake and let set before serving.
  5. Store leftovers tightly wrapped in the refrigerator up to 2 days; warm before serving.

Keywords: Apple, Apple Cake, Cake, Brown Sugar, Cinnamon