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.

You can also email: or Call/Text/WhatsApp: 0701796688

We also have a Recipe ebook on sale: Baking with Amari: Cakes, Cookies & Breads recipes for Kshs. 500 – Full details here. 

Published by Maureen Kamari

Amari Baking Center offers baking classes to those who want to learn how to bake. We train our students using Cookswell original charcoal ovens. We also offer basic business start-up training for those who want to start small baking businesses. We do groups vocational training anywhere in East Africa as well. We hold classes in our home-based bakery workshop located on Ndwaru road in Riruta, Nairobi; off Naivasha road, next to Pelida School. We use original Cookswell charcoal ovens to bake and train our students due to their efficiency, effectiveness and economy. They are the best option for anyone starting a small baking business on a budget.

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