Cinnamon Apple Cake

"Simplicity at it’s finest: the apple cinnamon cake has layers of apples in a delicate cake with a hint of warm cinnamon."
-- @salt_jar
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Prep time 20mins
Cook time 1hr
Serves or Makes: 8 servings

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  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 3 eggs, at room temperature
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon orange zest
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted and cooled
  • 4 apples, peeled, cored, and sliced thin


  • Step 1

    Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease and line a springform pan, set aside.

  • Step 2

    In a small bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt. Set aside.

  • Step 3

    In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat the eggs and sugar until pale and foamy. Add the vanilla and orange zest, mix until combined.

  • Step 4

    Add half of the flour and mix until combined. Add half of the butter and mix until combined. Repeat.

  • Step 5

    Add the thinly sliced apples to the batter and fold in gently with a spatula.

  • Step 6

    Add the batter to the prepared pan and bake for 50-60 minutes, until a toothpick comes out clean.

  • Step 7

    Cool for 5 minutes, then remove from the pan. Serve warm with powdered sugar and/or ice cream.

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