Chunky Apple Cinnamon Cake

October has been a crazy month around here trying to juggling remote school, in person school, working from home, and blogging. I've been trying new recipes but haven't had time to get out the camera or stage photos or whatnot. 

My sister and niece gifted me with a large bag of Honeycrisp apples, and I immediately made our favorite apple pie.  When that was gone, I searched through my Pinterest boards and came up with this Chunky Apple Cinnamon Cake from Taste of Home. 

I throroughly screwed up the division of batter between top and bottom so that there was much more on the bottom.  Didn't matter.  The cake was absolutely delicious. I had mine plain, but the guys like theirs with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

This definitely will be made again and I'll attempt new pics at that time, but I really didn't want to wait to share how much we loved Ellen R.'s amazing recipe, so here it is!


Chunky Apple Cinnamon Cake

Chunky Apple Cinnamon Cake
Author: Jolene Martinelli


  • 3/4 pounds McIntosh, Jonathan or Granny Smith apples, peeled and thinly sliced (11 cups)
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3 teaspoons ground cinnamon, divided
  • 1 cup plus 1 tablespoon sugar, divided
  • 1 cup canola oil
  • 4 large eggs, room temperature
  • 3 tablespoons orange juice
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt


  1. Preheat oven to 425°. In a large bowl, toss apples with brown sugar and 2 teaspoons cinnamon.
  2. In a large bowl, beat 1 cup sugar, oil, eggs, orange juice and vanilla until well blended. In another bowl, whisk flour, baking powder and salt; gradually beat into sugar mixture.
  3. Transfer half of the batter to an ungreased 13x9-in. baking pan. Top with apples. Spread remaining batter over apples. Mix remaining sugar and cinnamon; sprinkle over top. Bake 10 minutes.
  4. Reduce oven setting to 375°. Bake until golden brown and apples are tender, 35-45 minutes. Cool on a wire rack.
apples, cinnamon, cake
Dessert, breakfast, Cake
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