Apple Fritter Cake

This Apple Fritter Cake is a delightful treat that combines the flavors of apple fritters with the ease of a cake. It’s a perfect dessert or sweet breakfast option. The cake is moist, filled with diced apples, and topped with a sweet glaze. Here’s how to make it:

Who Will Love This Recipe?

  • Apple Lovers: If you enjoy the flavor of fresh apples in a baked treat, this cake is for you.
  • Fans of Fritters: If you love the taste of apple fritters but want an easier baking option, this cake captures those flavors.
  • Baking Enthusiasts: If you’re looking for a fun and delicious baking project, this recipe is both enjoyable and rewarding.

Apple Fritter Cake

Serves: 6 Prep Time: Cooking Time:
Nutrition facts: 200 calories 20 grams fat
Rating: 5.0/5
( 1 voted )


  • For the Batter:
  • 3 cups of flour
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 4 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp. vanilla
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 6 small apples, cored, peeled, and diced
  • For the Topping:
  • 1 cup of butter, softened
  • 1 cup of brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp. flour
  • 1 tbsp. cinnamon
  • For the Glaze:
  • 2 cups of powdered sugar
  • 5 tbsp. milk
  • 1 tsp. vanilla


Step 1: Prepare the Batter

In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, salt, sugar, and baking powder. Mix them together until well combined.

Step 2: Add Wet Ingredients

To the dry ingredients, add the milk, eggs, and vanilla. Mix until all the ingredients are fully incorporated.

Step 3: Melt Butter and Add to Batter

Melt the 1/2 cup of butter and add it to the batter. Stir until the melted butter is well mixed in. Be careful not to overmix; just combine until everything is incorporated.

Step 4: Add Diced Apples

Carefully fold in the diced apples into the batter. Ensure that the apples are evenly distributed throughout the batter.

Step 5: Prepare the Topping

In a separate bowl, prepare the topping by mixing together the softened butter, brown sugar, flour, and cinnamon. It will be a thick mixture.

Step 6: Assemble the Cake

Pour the prepared batter into a greased 9x13-inch baking pan. Make sure it's a 9x13-inch pan, as using a smaller pan may result in overflow while baking. Spread the batter evenly in the pan.

Step 7: Add the Topping

Drop spoonfuls of the topping mixture all over the batter. Use a knife to create a swirly, marbled effect by gently dragging it through the topping and batter. This will allow the topping to meld with the batter below.

Step 8: Bake

Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Bake the cake for at least 40 minutes. Depending on the juiciness of your apples and the number of apples used, you may need to adjust the baking time. If the top begins to brown too much, you can tent it with foil to prevent over-browning.

Step 9: Rest and Glaze

Once the cake is baked, let it sit for about 20 minutes. Then, prepare the glaze by mixing powdered sugar, milk, and vanilla in a separate bowl. Pour the glaze all over the cake.

Step 10: Serve and Enjoy

Slice the Apple Fritter Cake and serve it warm. Enjoy the delicious blend of flavors and textures!

This Apple Fritter Cake is a fantastic way to enjoy the flavors of apple fritters in a simpler and more convenient form. Whether you serve it for dessert or as a sweet breakfast treat, it's sure to be a hit with friends and family. Enjoy your homemade apple goodness!

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