Apple Cinnamon Cake

Cinnamon Apple Cake via @alisonlewis

My sister, Julie, asked me to make an apple cake for this Sunday night for Rosh Hashanah. We are having 18 people so a birthday cake and Mandel Bread just aren’t enough :). Since I am making the main dish too, I decided to make thisĀ Apple Cinnamon Cake, a super easy apple cake that is also very simple to slice. No mixer is needed for this recipe, and those most difficult part is is peeling and chopping the apples (luckily my husband is a pro at this). This comes out moist and fabulous (I think the Greek yogurt really helps add to its fluffy texture). Serve this with coffee for dessert or for breakfast or afternoon tea. This recipe is a keeper and wonderful tribute to a sweet new year.

Apple Cinnamon Cake

Cook Time:

40 minutes

Prep Times:

15 minutes


10 to 12 servings


11/2 cups light brown sugar
1/4 cup canola oil
1 egg
1 (6 ounce) container nonfat plain Greek yogurt
1/4 cup skim milk
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
21/2 cups all-purpose flour
11/2 cups chopped apples (Granny Smith)
1/2 cup granulated sugar
11/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 tablespoon melted butter


1. Preheat oven to 325F.

2. In a large mixing bowl, combine all ingredients and mix until thoroughly combined. Pour in a lightly greased 13- x 9-inch baking pan and spread evenly. Bake in preheated oven 35 to 40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Let cool slightly before slicing.

3 thoughts on “Apple Cinnamon Cake”

  1. This is wonderful with a cup of coffee or hot tea. I also made a cream cheese topping and drizzled it over the top, but it’s delicious on its own

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