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Cinnamon Apple Sugar Cake

This easy cinnamon apple sugar cake recipe is a healthier spin on a classic combination.

When Mondays start by oversleeping your alarm and in a state of exhaustion because you stayed up waaaaay too late the night before getting sucked into a Google+ internet vortex, I decided they require cinnamon apple sugar cake.

cinnamon apple sugar cake

So instead of getting my house into a somewhat acceptable shape to host Easter this weekend (like unburying my dining room table from the dish towels, foam boards, slate tiles and distressed wooden boards that sit on top of it for blog photography) over lunch like I had planned, I threw this cinnamon apple sugar cake together.

Cinnamon Sugar Apple Cake

I’m pretty sure Jesus wasn’t too happy with me for making his holiday take a back seat to cake baking because with 1 minute left on the oven timer, the door bell rang. I assumed it was the mail man but happened to peek out the window before getting up to answer the door.

Not the mail man.

Jehovah’s Witnesses, for the second time in less than a week.

I don’t know if they got their signals crossed and accidentally overlapped each other’s territory when it comes to house visits or maybe they read this blog and realized the severity of my case and wanted to grant me two attempts at salvation instead of the usual one.

So I did what any normal person would do in this situation and sacrificed the cake to hide underneath my desk out of sight from the front door. Because if there’s any conversation I want to avoid with every ounce of my being, it’s the one where strangers at my door try to convince me of Jesus’ love.

I’d rather talk about babies and childbirth for hours on end than endure that awkward 2 minute exchange at my door.

Cinnamon Apple Cake

Luckily, they shoved the pamphlet through the door crack pretty quickly and left. A ferocious sounding weimaraner jumping up on the glass next to the door and barking at them might have expedited their attempts.

Good girl, Ginger. I should probably give her some cake for that performance.

The cake ended up only going about 3 minutes past the timer and you’d never know it.

It teeters on that line between undercooked and perfectly moist in the middle which is exactly where I want it.

Dry and crumbly cakes never win in my book. It’s also right on the money in the sweetness department. Sweet enough that you can definitely call it cake, but not sickly so.

So in the interest of not sharing anything seasonally appropriate this week, I give you a perfectly moist, with a touch of sweet, cinnamon apple cake with a sugar & pecan crumble topping.

I’m pretty sure Jesus would forgive my desk hiding antics if he tasted it. I’ve heard he’s pretty good at that.

More apple goodies to try out:

Air Fryer Apple Crisp

Microwave Apple Crisp

Applesauce Raisin Skillet Cake

Apple Cinnamon Cookie Bites

Apple Cheddar Crumble Bars

Cinnamon Apple Sugar Cake

Cinnamon Apple Sugar Cake

Yield: 12 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

This easy cinnamon apple sugar cake recipe is a healthier spin on a classic combination.


  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 1/2 cup buckwheat flour
  • 1/2 whole wheat pastry flour
  • 11/2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 11/4 cup diced apples
  • 1 egg
  • 3 tablespoons coconut oil, melted
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/2 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans (optional)


  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees and grease a 9Ã?13 (or similar) baking dish.
  2. Combine flours, cinnamon, baking soda, salt and apples in a large bowl.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together remaining wet ingredients.
  4. Add the wet ingredients to the large bowl and mix together.
  5. Pour batter into baking dish.
  6. Combine topping ingredients in a small bowl and sprinkle all over the top of the batter.
  7. Bake for 30-32 minutes until center is set and just cooked through.
  8. Remove from oven and let cool for about 15 minutes before cutting.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 255Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 19mgSodium: 182mgCarbohydrates: 33gFiber: 5gSugar: 10gProtein: 6g

This website provides approximate nutrition information for convenience and as a courtesy only. Nutrition information can vary for a variety of reasons. For the most precise nutritional data use your preferred nutrition calculator based on the actual ingredients you used in the recipe.


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Jel Ka

Sunday 27th of November 2016

Hey, what's "11/2 teaspoons" and "11/4 cup"? Is it a typo, i.e. should they read 1 1/1 and 1 1/4 instead? Thanks!

Running to the Kitchen

Sunday 27th of November 2016

It's 1 and 1/2 teaspoons and 1 and 1/4 cup

Cinnamon Vogue

Tuesday 1st of March 2016

No need for salvation Gina. You deserve an Angel award for this recipe. Oh Gosh you are funny. My kind of girl. This is such a fabulous recipe. Will pin this for sure. It looks so good. I am really liking the buckwheat flour used in this recipe. Hey anytime you want some Cinnamon powder for any of your recipes, let us know. We will send a complementary bag of authentic USDA organic Ceylon Cinnamon powder.

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Ceara @ Ceara's Kitchen

Wednesday 27th of November 2013

haha! Such a funny story :) I love that the cake is so healthy and filled with apples I can't wait to try it out !


Thursday 24th of October 2013

Beautiful pictures! Love that casserole dish.

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