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Delicious Apple Cake Recipe for the Fall Season


With the Fall season right around the corner, and seasonal flavors starting to make their resurgence, it is time to take out the baking sheets and make the perfect cinnamon apple cake. This recipe is perfect for Thanksgiving dinners, Halloween parties, and any other Fall gathering that requires a center dessert plate. This sweet and simple recipe is guaranteed to impress your friends and family, bringing a traditional and nostalgic treat to the table.


Apple cake:

  • 1 ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup of peeled/chopped red apple
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • ½ cup plain or vanilla yogurt

Sugar glaze:

  • ¼ cup powdered sugar
  • 1–2 tbsp milk

Cinnamon topping:

  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp melted butter


  • Preheat oven to 350°F
  • Grease and line, with parchment paper, an 8-inch round cake pan
  • Wash, peel, and chop the apples into small chunks (approx. the size of a sugar cube)
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and sugar
  • Add the chopped apple; mix briefly
  • In a separate bowl, add the eggs, vanilla, oil, and yogurt
  • Whisk briefly to break up the egg yolks
  • Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients
  • Gently mix until combined (careful not to over-mix!)
  • Spoon batter into the pan; level out with a spatula
  • Bake cake for 30-35 minutes, or until a skewer inserted into the middle comes out clean
  • Let the cake cool for 30 minutes before adding the glaze and topping

  • To make the sugar glaze, mix the sugar with 1 tbsp of milk (if the glaze is too thick, add an extra tbsp)
  • To make the cinnamon topping, mix the cinnamon, sugar, and melted butter until it is lumpy and wet
  • Drizzle the sugar glaze and sprinkle the cinnamon topping onto the cake


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Senior Cierra Nervo joined the Fourth Estate staff in the 2020-2021 school year. She is the Co-Opinion editor, and focuses her writing on recent trends, film, and environmental issues. She enjoys all aspects of the humanities, connecting other class interests to her journalist work. Outside of school, she writes for the Hope Ranch Stroll Magazine.
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