Apple Cinnamon Spice Cake

Sara's Tiny Kitchen
by Sara's Tiny Kitchen
55 min

Simple and sweet and jam packed with apple-y goodness, this Apple Cinnamon Spice Cake is the only recipe you need for fall.

I can’t speak for everyone, but come September 1st, my mind starts to wander to thoughts of Autumn. At this point, my birthday is over, school is back in session, and I’m just about done with 90 degree days. And while I wont indulge myself in a good old Pumpkin Spice Latte until that first true chilly morning, I feel like apples are fair game.

My grandmother used to make a similar apple spice cake to this, but I’ve been unable to find the recipe, so I decided to try to recreate it myself. It’s not exactly like hers, but it’s a pretty darn close approximation, and I think she’d be happy with how this turned out.

And full disclosure, in one of my recipe tests for this cake I completely forgot the vanilla, and it STILL turned out great!


Apple Cinnamon Spice Cake
Recipe details
  • 12  PIECES
  • Prep time: 10 Minutes Cook time: 45 Minutes Total time: 55 min
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Apple Cinnamon Spice Cake
  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon + 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 5 granny smith apples, peeled, cored and diced into half inch pieces
To Make Apple Cinnamon Spice Cake
Preheat the oven to 350 and line a 9x13 baking dish with parchment paper. Spray parchment with non-stick spray.
Prepare your apples and set aside.  
In a medium bowl stir together the flour, 1 teaspoon of cinnamon, cloves, allspice, salt and baking powder.In a large bowl, whisk together eggs, vanilla, white and brown sugars, oil and orange juice.
Whisk the dry ingredients into the wet, stirring just until the batter comes together and no large flour streaks remain.
Fold half of the apples into the batter, and pour into the prepared pan.
Scatter the rest of the apples over the top of the cake, and then sprinkle the remaining 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon over the apples.
Bake for 40-45 minutes, or until browned and a tested inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean.
Spoon salted caramel sauce over the cake:
Dust with powdered sugar.
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