Cinnamon Sugar Apple Cake

Cinnamon Sugar Apple Cake

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This simple cinnamon sugar apple cake is light and fluffy, loaded with fresh apples, and topped with a crunchy cinnamon sugar layer!

Cinnamon Sugar Apple Cake

Cinnamon Sugar Apple Cake

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 45 minutes


Apple Cake:

  • 1 1/2 cups brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup oil
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup buttermilk (or 1 cup milk + 1 tablespoon white vinegar)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 2 1/2 cups chopped apples (see notes)

Cinnamon Sugar Topping:

  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  2. Mix ingredients in order given, stirring until just combined.
  3. Pour batter into a buttered 9×13 pan.
  4. Combine last 3 ingredients to make a topping and sprinkle / spread it evenly over the batter.
  5. Bake for 45 minutes. Serve with honey butter or whipped cream if you want.

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Cinnamon Sugar Apple Cake

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