Apple Cake with Cinnamon

Apple Cake with Sugar and Spice: A Delicious Favorite

This vanilla cake is covered in a rich, buttery cinnamon swirl, juicy apple pieces, and a sweet glaze. It's one of my all-time favorite desserts! The glaze seeps into the cracks when the cake is still warm, making each bite irresistibly moist and flavorful.


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 large apple, peeled and diced
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated white sugar
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 2 large eggs
  • Ground cinnamon to taste
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Delicious apple cake with cinnamon swirl and glaze on a plate


  1. Preheat the Oven: Set your oven to 350°F and lightly grease a 9-inch round cake pan.
  2. Mix Wet Ingredients: In a medium-sized bowl, whisk together the eggs and vegetable oil.
  3. Combine Sugars and Spices: Add the vanilla extract, white sugar, brown sugar, and ground cinnamon to the wet mixture and stir well.
  4. Add Dry Ingredients: Mix in the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt until well combined.
  5. Incorporate Apples and Nuts: Fold in the diced apples and chopped walnuts.
  6. Pour and Bake: Pour the batter into the prepared cake pan. Bake for about 40 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  7. Cool and Glaze: Allow the cake to cool slightly before glazing.

Tips for Success

  • Use Fresh Apples: Fresh, crisp apples like Granny Smith or Honeycrisp work best for this recipe.
  • Adjust Sweetness: If you prefer a less sweet cake, you can reduce the amount of sugar.
  • Serve Warm: This cake tastes best when served warm, with the glaze freshly applied.


This Apple Cake with Sugar and Spice is a delightful treat that's perfect for any occasion. Its combination of warm spices, sweet apples, and a moist, tender crumb makes it a favorite among dessert lovers.

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