Spiced Apple Cake Recipe

This spiced Apple Cake recipe is perfect as a fall baking recipe. When the market is flooded with the juiciest of apples and there’s a nip in the air, this mildly spicy and a tad bit boozy Apple Cake can lift your spirits in a jiffy.

Are you searching for the perfect apple cake recipe that guarantees a moist and flavorful result every time? Look no further! In this blog post, I have shared a step-by-step guide to creating the best apple cake ever. From selecting the right apples to achieving the perfect level of spiciness, I’ve got you covered.

Easy Apple Cake recipe

This cake is perfect for those who prefer tea cakes like me. I can have it with my evening tea or as my breakfast in the morning. And when they come packed with season’s fresh fruits, it becomes even more irresistible.

For this Apple Spice Cake loaf, I have used apples from the orchards of Himachal Pradesh. They tend to be crispier than the ones from the orchards of Kashmir. They are also a bit tangier which makes them perfect for baking.

Apple Cake Ingredients

  • Apples – peeled, cored, and thinly sliced
  • Dry ingredients like All-purpose Flour, Cornflour, Baking Powder & Baking Soda
  • Granulated Sugar
  • Eggs
  • Refined Sunflower Oil – alternate would be Canola Oil, Rice Bran Oil or any other neutrally flavoured oil
  • Rum-soaked fruits & nuts – optional. An alternate would be Pumpkin Spice Mix or Cinnamon Powder or even grated Ginger
  • Milk
  • Brown Sugar for garnish – optional

Apple Cake Recipe Instructions

  • Pre-heat the oven and prepare the baking tin by lining it with baking or parchment paper.
  • We will start with preparing apples for apple cake. Slice the apples as thin as possible. Keep them aside wrapped in clingfilm wrap to avoid them from turning black
  • In a mixing bowl, sieve and mix the dry ingredients. In another mixing bowl, whisk the eggs with a pinch of salt till they turn fluffy and light.
  • Add the sugar to the eggs and whisk it till it dissolves completely. Add the oil and whisk. By this time the entire volume should have increased almost 3 times.
  • Now, add the dry mix in two parts to the wet mix. In case you have the soaking liquid with the nuts & fruits, use that to loosen the batter. Otherwise, add the milk.
  • Once the batter has come together, pour it into the loaf tin. Tap the tin on the kitchen counter to bring out any air bubbles trapped inside the batter and even the top.
  • Now, take the sliced Apples and arrange them on the batter. Be creative. Sprinkle some brown sugar on top
  • Bake the loaf in a preheated oven at 170C for 35 minutes or so. Be careful from 30 minutes onward. Every oven is different, so the baking time may vary.
  • Once the cake is done, a skewer or knife inserted at the center comes clean with no batter sticking to it, take it out and brush some honey for a shiny top. Allow the cake to cool in the loaf tin for 10-15 minutes.
  • After that take the apple cake out of the loaf tin, allow it to cool down completely on a wire rack. Slice & Serve.

Variations of Apple Cake

Start by selecting fresh and crisp apples. Popular varieties include Honeycrisp, Granny Smith, or a mix for a balanced flavor. Peel, core, and slice the apples into bite-sized pieces.

There are many ways of making an Apple Cake. The easiest way would be to chop the fruit into cubes and mix them into the batter and then bake it. Here, you will get chunks of the fruit in every bite of the cake.

Another would be to lay down the slices of the apples at the bottom of the cake pan and then pour the cake batter on top. After baking you will get an Upside Down Apple Cake.

My personal favourite is this one, Spiced Cake with sliced Apples on top. I slice the Apples as thin as I can and then create a latticed top design with them. After baking this gives a beautiful look to the cake.

Another reason for this one to be my favourite way of baking an Apple cake is that the slices of apple do not get to release their moisture in the cake itself, hence the cake doesn’t become soggy.

Apple Cake recipe images

This recipe for spiced Apple cake is very simple and you can customise it as per your taste. For instance, if you do not have rum-soaked fruits & nuts, or you wish to avoid it, simply add some powdered cinnamon instead for a spicy kick.

Again, you can adjust the intensity of the spices in the recipe as per your taste. For instance, we aren’t fan of the heavy-handedness of cinnamon, so I add a touch of it along with some Nutmeg powder to balance the flavours.

Remember, the flavours fade a tad bit after baking so add accordingly.

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Spiced Apple Cake Recipe
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
45 mins
 

This spiced Apple Cake recipe is perfect as a fall baking recipe. When the market is flooded with the juiciest of apples and there's a nip in the air, this mildly spicy and a tad bit boozy Apple Cake can lift your spirits in a jiffy.

Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Apple Recipes, Cake Recipes, Holiday Baking
Servings: 1 Loaf
Ingredients
  • 1 cup All-purpose Flour
  • 1/3 cup Sugar Granulated
  • 2-3 Apples
  • cup Refined Sunflower Oil
  • ¼ cup Rum soaked Fruits and Nuts
  • 2 Eggs
  • ½ tsp Baking Powder
  • ¼ tsp Baking Soda
  • Brown Sugar For Garnish
Instructions
  1. Slice the Apples as thin as possible. Keep them aside wrapped in clingfilm wrap to avoid then turning black

  2. In a mixing bowl, sieve and mix the dry ingredients together.

  3. In another mixing bowl, whisk the eggs with a pinch of salt till they tun fluffy and light.

  4. Add the sugar to the eggs and whisk it till it dissolves completely. Add the oil and whisk. By this time the entire volume should have increased almost 3 times.

  5. Now, add the dry mix in two parts to the wet mix. In case you have the soaking liquid with the nuts & fruits, use that to loosen the batter.

    Otherwise add the milk.

  6. Once the batter has come together, pour it in the loaf tin. Tap to even the top.

  7. Now, take the sliced Apples and arrange them on the batter. Be creative as you would like.

  8. Bake the loaf in pre-heated oven at 170C for 35 minutes or so. Be careful from 30 minutes onward. Every oven is different, so time may vary.

  9. Once the cake is done, a skewer or knife inserted at the centre comes clean with no batter sticking to it, take it out and sprinkle brown Sugar on top or brush some honey for a shiny top.

    Allow the cake to cool in the loaf tin for 10-15 minutes.

  10. After that take it out of the loaf tin and allow it to cool down completely on a wire rack. Slice & Serve.

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