Apple Cinnamon Loaf Cake

Jump into fall with this moist cinnamon cake filled with apples and topped with a smooth cinnamon glaze.

Apple Cinnamon Loaf Cake

Truth be told, I am not a really pumpkin loving’ girl.

I know.

Don’t freak out!

Yes, I like an occasional recipe with pumpkin included, like these Pumpkin Butter Dessert Bars, Cinnamon Sugar Almond Pumpkin Muffins, and Pumpkin Spice Cake with Marshmallow Buttercream Frosting.

However, for me when the cool breeze finally starts blowing and the leaves begin to turn colors and gently fall to the ground — I immediately think about crisp apples and warm cinnamon.

Apple Cinnamon Loaf Cake

There’s just something I love about these fall flavors that keep me coming back for more each year!

To me, this Apple Cinnamon Loaf Cake is the perfect treat to kick off the season!

It’s got a soft, fulffy base, just the right amount of tartness form the apples, warmth from the cinnamon and sweetness from the sugar.

This loaf cake will not disappoint.

And even better, it’s super easy to make.

Apple Cinnamon Loaf Cake

So whether you’re looking for a yummy breakfast treat, a satisfying snack, or even an after dinner dessert to enjoy with your favorite cup of coffee, this loaf cake is the one to make.

It’s kind of like a snickerdoodle cookie meets an apple cake.

And the glaze, did I mention how good the glaze is? It’s smooth, buttery and filled with lots of cinnamon!


Apple Cinnamon Loaf Cake


  • Servings: 10
  • Difficulty: easy
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By: Sheila | Sweet Baked Life Apple Cinnamon Loaf Cake



  • 2 large Granny Smith apples, pealed, cored, and chopped
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
  • 1-1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup milk


  • 4 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1-1/2 cups confectioners sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons milk


  1. Heat your oven to 325 degrees. Spray an 5×9-inch loaf pan with non-stick cooking spray and set aside.
  2. In a small bowl, add the chopped apples and sprinkle with just a bit of cinnamon and sugar and set aside until ready to use. Then in another small bowl, add the flour and cinnamon and mix until combined. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl of an electric stand mixer with the paddle attachment, add the butter and beat on high for 3 minutes. Add the sugar and continue beating 3 minutes longer. Then add the eggs, one at a time, until fully incorporated. Add the vanilla and mix well.
  4. With the mixer on low, slowly add the flour mixture and milk; alternating until fully incorporated. Remove bowl from mixer and fold in the chopped apples.
  5. Pour mixture into the prepared pan, and smooth the top with an offset spatula. Bake for 1 hour and 15 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.
  6. Let cake cool in pan for about 15 mins, them let cool completely on a wire rack.
  7. While the cake is cooling make the glaze by combining all ingredients into a small bowl and whisk until smooth.
  8. When cake is completely cool, pour the glaze over the cake, and spread with an offset spatula. Sprinkle with a bit of cinnamon then slice and serve.

Apple Cinnamon Loaf Cake

Apple Cinnamon Loaf Cake

Cozy up in your favorite chair and enjoy a slice or two of this Apple Cinnamon Loaf Cake now!




{Recipe inspired by Julie Blanner}


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