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Cinnamon Apple Cake with Sugar Crust

This cinnamon apple cake recipe is sure to become a family favorite! It’s loaded with apples and topped off with a sweet sugar crust.

This cinnamon apple cake recipe is sure to become a family favorite! It's loaded with apples and topped off with a sweet sugar crust.

This recipe for Cinnamon Apple Cake with Sugar Crust is a delicious fall treat.

The cake is moist and tender, the filling sweet and spicy. The topping of sugar crust adds an extra crunchy texture to this delightful dessert.

This scrumptious cake makes a wonderful addition to your holiday baking repertoire.

A warm and cozy cake that is perfect for fall, this Cinnamon Apple Cake with Sugar Crust recipe offers a great alternative to pumpkin spice.

The moist apples and cinnamon combined with the sweet sugar crust will have you coming back for seconds!

This cinnamon apple cake recipe is sure to become a family favorite! It's loaded with apples and topped off with a sweet sugar crust.

What you will like about this Apple Cake

  • It is light and fluffy
  • Loaded with fresh apples
  • Sweet balanced with warming spices
  • Satisfyingly crispy thanks to the layer of cinnamon-sugar on top.
  • Perfect for breakfast or dessert
This cinnamon apple cake recipe is sure to become a family favorite! It's loaded with apples and topped off with a sweet sugar crust.

How to Store Cinnamon Apple Cake

Cinnamon Apple Cake can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature. It can be stored up to one week without refrigeration or freezing, should it last that long.

Cinnamon Apple Cake can also be wrapped in plastic wrap and placed in a zip-lock bag for easy storage in the freezer. It can be stored in the freezer for up to four months.

If you plan on storing Cinnamon Apple Cake longer than a week, I would recommend freezing it. However, the cake’s texture may become grainy from being frozen and thawed. This is not harmful or dangerous but it does change the taste and texture of the dish.

To eat, simply let it thaw at room temperature before serving.

About the Ingredients for Apple Cinnamon Cake

Cake Mix – I used spice cake mix, but you can also use yellow cake mix and just double the amount of cinnamon and apple pie spice.

Milk – You can use any milk of your choice.

Butter – Unsalted is best but I usually just use salted butter. Either is fine.

Eggs – Room temperature eggs.

Apples – I like to use a crisp, sweet apple like Honeycrisp for baking, but any type of apple would work here.

Spices – The apples add more sweetness to the cake so we balance that out with some additional cinnamon and apple pie spice.

This cinnamon apple cake recipe is sure to become a family favorite! It's loaded with apples and topped off with a sweet sugar crust.

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Tender Oatmeal cookies get a makeover in this Cinnamon Apple Oatmeal Cookies recipe. They are sure to be a new favourite cookie.

This cinnamon apple cake recipe is sure to become a family favorite! It's loaded with apples and topped off with a sweet sugar crust.

How to Make Cinnamon Apple Cake

Yields: 12 Servings | Prep time: 15 Mins | Cook time: 45 Mins

Ingredients:

1 box spice cake mix
1 C milk
½ C unsalted butter
3 large eggs
1 tbsp sugar
3 C chopped apples
1 tbsp ground cinnamon
1 tbsp apple pie spice

For the Brown Sugar Crust:

1 C light brown sugar
2 tsp ground cinnamon
2 TBSP unsalted sweet cream butter, melted
½ C sugar for sprinkling on top

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees and spray a 13×9 baking dish with pam baking spray.

In a medium mix until combined the chopped apples, cinnamon, sugar,
and apple pie spice.

Using a large bowl, beat together until combined the cake mix, milk, butter, and eggs until
combined.

Fold in the chopped apples.

Pour the batter into the baking dish and set aside.

Using a medium bowl, whisk together the brown sugar, 2 tsp ground cinnamon and melted
butter until crumble.

Spread the mixture over the top of the batter.

Bake in the oven for 30-45 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.

Allow to cool completely.

Before serving, sprinkle the 1/2C sugar on top.

Cinnamon Apple Cake with Sugar Crust
Yield: 12 Servings

Cinnamon Apple Cake with Sugar Crust

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour

Ingredients

  • 1 box spice cake mix
  • 1 C milk
  • ½ C unsalted butter
  • 3 large eggs
  • 3 C chopped apples
  • 1 tbsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp apple pie spice

For the Brown Sugar Crust:

  • 1 C light brown sugar
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 2 TBSP unsalted sweet cream butter, melted
  • ½ C sugar for sprinkling on top

Instructions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees and spray a 13×9 baking dish with pam baking spray.

In a medium mix until combined the chopped apples, 1 tbsp ground cinnamon, 1 tbsp sugar,and 1 tbsp apple pie spice.

Using a large bowl, beat together until combined the cake mix, milk, butter, and eggs untilcombined.

Fold in the chopped apples.

Pour the batter into the baking dish and set aside.

Using a medium bowl, whisk together the brown sugar, 2 tsp ground cinnamon and meltedbutter until crumble.

Spread the mixture over the top of the batter.

Bake in the oven for 30-45 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.

Allow to cool completely.

Before serving, sprinkle the 1/2C sugar on top.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

12

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 389Total Fat: 13gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 74mgSodium: 428mgCarbohydrates: 66gFiber: 2gSugar: 47gProtein: 4g

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This cinnamon apple cake recipe is sure to become a family favorite! It's loaded with apples and topped off with a sweet sugar crust.
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