Almond Apple Cake

A simple almond apple cake recipe perfect for fall that comes together in minutes. It’s super versatile and can be made with any fruit for any season!

Almond Apple Cake |

Today is our 5th wedding anniversary.

Wedding pictureWedding church pictureWedding reception picture

5 years! I don’t even feel old enough to be married 5 years. I can distinctly remember getting married and thinking “on our 5 year anniversary I will be 29, I can’t even fathom what life will be like then, we’ll be so old!”

There have been great trips,

Mexico 2011Tahiti honeymoonIreland 2011Grand CanyonSeattle 2009Puerto RicoFountain of YouthScuba Diving in the Keys

great memories,

Florida houseFlorida backyard

and even a special addition.

Ginger puppypuppy Ginger

In some ways 5 years seems like eternity when I think of all the changes since 2006 and in others, it seems like yesterday when I moved to Florida in our first house together.


Ulysses is pretty much the easiest person in the world when it comes to food. He eats anything and everything I make without complaint. I know he doesn’t necessarily look forward to every meal and I’m sure he sometimes wishes his mom would just come over and make his favorite Greek dish of tiropita or pastitsio but, he’s been stuck with me instead.

There are few desserts Ulysses gets excited about. He just doesn’t have a huge sweet tooth (I can’t even begin to understand this!). Every fall however, apple season comes around and I end up making a simple go-to almond apple cake recipe which someone sneaks into the kitchen and picks at straight out of the oven.

Apple Cake

So on our anniversary today, this cake is for that someone. One of the few sweet treats he seems to enjoy.

Call it an early fall treat,

Apple cake

a way to make up for all the tofu, tempeh, and crazy dishes that have made their way to the dinner table over the years,

Apple Cake

or, just a way to say “I love you and can’t wait for the next 5.”

Yield: 8 servings

Almond Apple Cake

Almond Apple Cake

A simple almond apple cake recipe perfect for fall that comes together in minutes. It's super versatile and can be made with any fruit for any season!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes


  • 3 apples, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1 cup all purpose unbleached flour
  • 1 cup whole wheat pastry flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons almond extract
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • extra sugar & cinnamon on the side


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Grease a 9 inch square baking pan.
  3. Combine flours and baking powder in a large bowl.
  4. Combine melted butter, sugar, applesauce, eggs, and extracts in a small bowl.
  5. Pour wet ingredients into dry then add milk. Mix to combine.
  6. Pour half the batter into pan and spread evenly.
  7. Place half the sliced apples on top of batter in an even pattern.
  8. Pour remaining batter on top of apple layer and smooth evenly.
  9. Top with remaining apple slices and sprinkle with sugar and cinnamon.
  10. Bake in oven for approximately 35 minutes, until toothpick inserted in the middle of the cake comes out clean.
  11. Let cool 10 minutes before serving.


What’s your favorite fall dessert?

Is your significant other a picky eater?

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  1. kari @ Running Ricig

    Mike’s not a picky eater (thank goodness, since I can’t cook), either. He does have a crazy sweet tooth, so we’re pretty much enablers for each other. I really don’t understand people that don’t like sweets.

    Happy 5 year anniversary! I love the pics! I’ve never seen your wedding pictures before.

  2. Tiff

    Happy Anniversary! Thanks for the pics. Your wedding pics are gorgeous!

    My fav fall dessert is apple pie. I use my great grandmother’s recipe, and it’s always a hit.

  3. Holly @ The Runny Egg

    That cake is gorgeous!!! You take really wonderful photographs.

    Congratulations on 5 years — that is amazing!

    I am lucky too — Jason eats anything I make. He may not like it, but he eats it without complaints :)

  4. Sarah

    HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!!! I can’t believe it was 5 years ago…we’re so old!! Here’s to many more fantastic years :) MISS YOU!

  5. Jen @ Light Enough to Travel

    Aww you guys are a sweet couple. And you don’t LOOK old now, must have been that fountain of youth you found! :) Congrats on 5 great years!

    The cake looks delicious and that’s a really beautiful dish it’s in, as well!

  6. Brittany @ Itty Bits of Balance

    Happy five years! That’s awesome :D

    I honestly think that whole “I can’t imagine being *blank* old!” every day of my life. The next thing I know, I’m that age! Oh life, it’s a vicious cycle.

    Will isn’t too badly of a picky eater. Actually, I take that back– he IS picky, but he’s willing to eat things to make me happy. Then again, we’ve only been dating for 7 months… haha ;)

  7. Corrie Anne

    Your veil was so gorgeous! Congrats on 5 years! My husband would love the apple cake. He has a HUGE sweet tooth. And he’s crazy for apple desserts! I should definitely try it!

    1. Running to the Kitchen Post author

      Thanks! I loved my veil, wish I had kept it on longer in retrospect! Hope your hubby likes it if you try the cake.

  8. barbara

    The veil is still upstairs if you want to be reunited with it! Hope you enjoy a wonderful dinner out tonight. You had my heart beating faster for 1 sec. with the “new addition ” phrase. Please don’t do that again! ;o
    Love you two xox Barbara, mom, and mommie-in-law

  9. Theresa

    you guys are a beautiful couple, congrats!!! and your dog is ridiculously cute!!

    thanks for the recipe, that looks seriously delicious. yummo!

    Fave fall dessert, hands down, PUMPKIN PIE!

    my significant other isnt a super picky eater, thankfully. We both have pretty similar tastes in food, although I think i’m a bit more varied then him. :)

  10. Janice

    Happy 5 Year Anniversary! That day seems so long ago!!
    Your cake looks DELISH, although I’m not sure my husband would eat it. He doesn’t even really like regular apple pie (who doesn’t like PIE?!); well, at least he says he doesn’t. I think it’s just because the first time he ever tried pie was a few years ago, and he’s not really into trying new foods. He doesn’t like change. So needless to say, my husband is a picky eater…which makes cooking for both of us extremely difficult…and frustrating at times! Oh well, I still love him. :-)

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  12. Rosa - Fitness, Food, Fulfilled

    What a sweet post! Love it!

    The cake looks amazing and totally something my husband would love. I also make him eat my healthy concoctions so I like to ‘reward’ him every once in a while for his patience.

    I just got married in April and can’t wait to celebrate 5 years. Congratulations on yours!

  13. Tameka Burke

    We’re obsessed with apple pie around this time of year. I use my great grandmother’s recipe, and it’s always a hit.

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