Delicious Apple Cinnamon Cake Recipe

I wanted to share a cake recipe that I truly love, (even without Frosting), yup. I love apples, and anything apple-like; apple juice, apple pie, apple cake. So I baked an Apple Mini-Cake for my family the other day and we ate it warm. It was so delicious, that I decided to share it^_^ Here it is, enjoy!

Baked Apple Mini Cake
Apple Cinnamon Cake

Apple Cinnamon Cake


– 11/2 cups All-Purpose Flour  (185 gms)
– 11/2 teaspoons Baking Powder (5 gms)
– 1 teaspoon Ground Cinnamon  (appx. 1 gm)
– 1/3 cup Un-salted Butter   (66 gms) – Or Margarine
– 1/3 cup Sugar            (64 gms)
-2 Eggs

-1/2 teaspoon Vanilla Essence  (2.5 ml)
– 1/3 cup Milk   (80 ml)
– 1 Pce regular size Apple (Preferably Red kind)-Cored & cubed
– 1 pce Lemon (Squeezed for juice)

P/S: If you use Un-salted butter; add 1/8 teaspoon of salt to the dry ingredients.


1.) Preheat oven to 350ºF. Then grease and flour a Round 6″ cake pan. Set aside.
2.) In a separate bowl, sift the flour & baking powder and set aside.
3.) In small bowl; combine the cubed apples, cinnamon, lemon juice & a small amount of sugar (about 2 Tablespoons) and mix. Set aside.
Apple cinnamon filling for Apple cake recipe by Amari
Apple mixture
4.) Cream the remaining sugar & margarine in a medium bowl for up to 3 minutes. Add the egg and beat for another 1 – 2 minutes.
Ingredients for Apple Cinnamon cake by Amari_blog
5.) Add the flour mixture and milk alternately, three times, starting and ending with the flour. Mix thoroughly but do not over-mix.
mixing batter for the Apple cake by Amari_Blog
6.) Pour one-third of the batter into the prepared pan, then layer half of the apple mixture on top. Pour another third of the batter,
Cake batter in pan pictorial_Amari Blog
Apple cake batter & mixture layering
then layer the rest of the apple mixture and top it off with the remaining third of the batter.
Apple cake raw batter in pan_Amari Blog
Apple Cinnamon filling in between Cake batter
7.) Place in the pre-heated oven in a middle rack and bake for 35-45 minutes, or until toothpick inserted comes out clean.

8.) Remove cake from oven and let it cool for at least 5 minutes in the pan. Then remove it and place it on a cooling rack to cool for at least 10 minutes.
9.) You can serve warm on a plate to have with tea or coffee. If you would like, you can also cool completely and frost it.

Baked Apple mini cake in pan_Amari Blog
Baked Apple Cinnamon Cake

Bon Apetit!

Baked Apple Cinnamon Cake by Amari _blog
So Moist and Delicious – yummy!

I love this cake because it can be enjoyed warm, cold, frosted or un-frosted. It is always delicious either way!

**You can also double or triple the recipe for a larger cake yield (Make sure to increase baking time by a bit as well and the pan used)

If you would like to learn how to bake awesome cake recipes and frost them; sign up for our Basic Cake Making & Decoration Short Course. Get more details on our Classes page.

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Baking with Amari offers learning experiences in form of short baking and cake decorating classes. We have a baking workshop at Discounts Arcade, Shop no. 51 on Ngong road (Adams Arcade area next to The Green House), in Nairobi that offers baking & cake decoration learning experiences for those who want to learn what bakers and cake decorators do in a practical/hands on Bakery kitchen. We have both online and practical/physical classes. We also offer baking business start-up training and group mentorship as well via our Baking for Profit Program. We also sell locally tested baking recipe books (soft copy & printed books).

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