Cinnamon and Apple Cake

“I ate another apple pie and ice cream; that’s practically all I ate all the way across the country, I knew it was nutritious and it was delicious, of course.” Jack Kerouac, On the Road

Pie, tart, cake, fondant… English, French, Dutch, American, South African, Swiss, Italian. I’ve tried them all and either way, they were all special and delicious!  I’ve come to the conclusion that I simply love apple desserts!  Today, I would like to share this very easy and delicious apple cake recipe.  

I could list all the occasions to enjoy this delicious cake but really, it’s great anytime of the day: breakfast, snack, with a nice cup of tea or coffee, on a camping trip, by the pool, at school, at the park. If I list these places, it’s because this recipe is so easy that you can whip it up really quickly and take it anywhere and everywhere. Don’t be fooled by its simplicity because it’s really moist and intense in flavour! No mess and no need for a fork or a spoon; just grab a piece and eat it! You might just be left with moist little crumbs of soft apple dough, perfumed with cinnamon and butter. Now, who can resist that?  And if that isn’t convincing enough, you know those “soggy” apples that no one wants to eat because they aren’t crunchy anymore, well, they are PERFECT for this cake!

The original recipe is from a French book  called Les Cakes de Sophie by Sophie Dudemaine.  I’ve pretty much stuck to her instructions: I’ve only reduced the amount of sugar and added more apple. Hope you like it and as always don’t forget to tell me what you think of it!

Cinnamon and Apple Cake

  • Servings: 10 slices
  • Difficulty: easy
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Adapted from “Cake à la pomme et à la cannelle” by Sophie Dudemaine


  • 3 eggs 
  • 100g light brown sugar (The original recipe calls for 170g of granulated sugar)
  • 150g flour
  • 150g of butter
  • 1 tsp of baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon powder
  • 2 apples


  1. Preheat oven to 180ºC, gas mark 4.
  2. Grease and line a small loaf tin (or cake mould) with some parchment paper.
  3. In a bowl, mix  the eggs and the sugar.  Add the dry ingredients and stir well.
  4. Melt butter and add to the mixture.
  5. Peel and grate one apple over the mixture. Chop the second apple into small pieces and fold into the batter.
  6. Spoon into the loaf tin or cake mould and bake 40 minutes or until done.

Bon appétit!

19 thoughts on “Cinnamon and Apple Cake

    1. Thank you Tarla! I’m very happy that you want to give it a try. I hope you’ll like it like I do. I had forgotten to mention the quantity of butter needed but I’ve corrected that. Like I said, I’ve reduced the quantity of sugar but I did leave the original quantity.
      Please let me know what you think of it 🙂

      1. hi
        Just come across this recipe in yummly app. Good cake indeed. I used self raising flour and seived it with cinnamon and baking powder. I also hand whisked the eggs and sugar for a few minutes.
        I also used 100 gm granulated sugar, plus 70 gm coconut sugar.
        Also, at 40 mins the cake was still wet so I added another 10 at a reduced heat and there was no butter leakage at all when i took the cake out.
        The cake was really tasty and light.
        Glad to have found it.

      2. Thank you so much for your comment, I’m very happy you liked it. So great to see how you have made it your own 🙂

  1. Made this today!!!! Not only did the whole house smell heavenly while baking but the end result…. ooh la la 🙂 So easy to make too! Thank you for your awesome blog!

    1. Louisa!! You made my day! I’m so happy to hear that you liked the recipe 🙂 I hope you managed to find the right amount of sugar to suit your tastebuds; I just say I wasn’t very explicate. If you like apple desserts, then keep an eye open as I might just post another yummy recipe! 😉

  2. Your change to the sugar was perfect…. looking forward to the next apple dessert 🙂 My husband is a huge fan of this…he would normally slop custard or cream on any dessert but said this- he said was perfect .. so moist… which it is… the grated apple changes it all! Going to try your shortbread biscuits now… Thanks Suad

    1. So happy to hear that Louisa! I love it when I can share something and the feedback is great 🙂 I hope you’ll love the shortbread biscuits, the secret is the clarified butter and to mix it well with the sugar 😉 have a great day! X

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