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Spiced Apple Cake

If for some reason you're not a pie person, or you're looking for a quick but impressive dessert, look no further than this cake! A beautifully light cake sandwiched on both sides by spiced apples, there's literally no time of day that this isn't appropriate.
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 30 mins
Course Dessert
Servings 15 servings


  • Softened butter; for greasing the pan
  • 6 granny smith apples; peeled and sliced
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon; divided
  • sticks butter; at room temperature
  • 1⅓ cup white sugar; divided
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 cups All Purpose Flour
  • 1 cup Almond Flour
  • tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • A pinch ground cloves
  • ½ tsp kosher salt
  • cups buttermilk
  • Powdered sugar; for serving
  • Whipped Cream; for serving


  • Preheat your oven to 350°F. Generously butter the baking dish.
  • In a medium bowl, toss the apples with ⅓ cup white sugar and ½ tsp of cinnamon. Set aside while you prepare the cake batter.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat together the 1½ sticks of softened butter and the remaining 1 cup of sugar until fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time and mix each one until incorporated before adding the next.
  • Turn the mixer down and carefully add both flours, baking powder, baking soda, ½ tsp cinnamon, pinch of cloves, salt, and buttermilk. At this point, fold the batter with a rubber spatula so that you do not overmix.
  • Take half of the apples and spread them evenly over the bottom of the prepared baking dish, then pour the batter on top. Arrange the remaining apples on top in any pattern that you feel like!
  • Bake the cake for 1 hour, rotating halfway through baking, testing with a toothpick or cake tester to make sure it's fully done before removing from the oven. Allow to cool at least slightly before sprinkling with powdered sugar and/ or whipped cream. YUM!
Keyword apple, cake, fall baking, Thanksgiving