Cake/ Desserts/ Muffins & Pastries

Apple Cinnamon Fritter Loaf Cake

Apple Cinnamon Fritter Loaf Cake is like the happy marriage of an apple fritter to a super moist, cinnamon-y loaf cake.  I am going to go out there and say this is probably THE most amazingest thing I have EVER made.  You need this in your life and it is sooooo easy to make.  So just make this, save yourself money, and a trip to Smarbucks and I guarantee you will love me for sharing this recipe with you.  Read on to see what one can do with a single, lonely apple 🙂

I had this single Granny Smith apple all alone in my refrigerator.  I looked at the poor apple every time I opened the refrigerator, but what was I going to do with just one apple??  Most apple recipes use at least 3-4 apples.  And while I love eating apples, I am more of a Pink Lady or Fuji apple kind of girl.  I save the Granny Smith apples for baking.  If you know me, then you know I hate wasting food, so I figured….why not make a yummy loaf cake and throw some chopped up apple in the middle of it?  Oh yes…and what a great idea that was.

And I used my new Ugandan Vanilla Extract in Premium Vodka from VAIN Foods too!  Coincidence that this was the first time baking with VAIN extracts and my hubby declared this cake the BEST thing I have ever made? I think not!  Click HERE to buy VAIN’s  yummy extracts!  VAIN sent me three bottles of their extracts to try…so stay tuned for some incredible desserts made using VAIN extracts!

But really…this apple loaf cake.  Loaf cakes are simple to make so if you haven’t made one before, you should definitely start with this recipe!

Apple Cinnamon Fritter Loaf Cake

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Serves: 12 Cooking Time: 50-minutes


  • 7 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • 2/3 cup white granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs, room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons VAIN Ugandan Vanilla Extract
  • 2 tablespoons natural applesauce, room temperature
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/2 cup milk, room temperature (I used unsweetened vanilla almond milk)
  • 1 large Granny Smith apple, peeled and diced into small pieces
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup white granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon



Preheat oven to 350-degrees. Line a 9x5-inch loaf pan with parchment paper and spray with baking spray. Set aside.




In the bowl of a stand mixer, affixed with the paddle attachment, add the butter and beat on medium-high speed until smooth and creamy. Add the sugar to the butter and beat until light and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time to the sugar mixture, beating the egg in completely before adding the second egg. Add vanilla extract and applesauce to the mixture and beat until all ingredients are well incorporated. Turn mixer to low speed and slowly add half of the dry ingredients to the sugar mixture and half of the milk, and mix until barely combined. Next, add the last half of the dry ingredients and the rest of the milk to the batter. Mix until just combined. Remove bowl from the mixer and set aside.




Peel and dice the apple into little pieces. Set apple aside. In a small bowl, mix the brown sugar and cinnamon together. Set aside.




In a small bowl, combine the white sugar and cinnamon and mix until combined. Set aside.




In prepared loaf pan, pour 1/3 of the cake batter into the bottom of the pan. Add the diced apples evenly across the batter, and gently push the apples into the cake batter. Add the brown sugar-cinnamon mixture on top of the apples and gently push into the apples and batter. Pour remaining batter over the top of the apples and brown sugar, evenly dispersing the batter to ensure the apple and brown sugar mixture is completely covered by batter. Pour cinnamon-sugar mixture evenly on top of the cake and gently push into the top of the batter.


Bake cake in 350-degree oven for 45-50 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out mostly clean, without raw batter on it. Do not over bake, as cake will continue to bake after it is removed from the oven and setting on the counter. Once cake has completely cooled, cut into desired sized slices.


Store at room temperature in an airtight container. Best eaten within 3-4 days of making.

Look at that cinnamon-y, sugary crust!

You definitely need to wait for this cake to cool before cutting it into slices.  I recommend making this loaf cake the night before you want to eat it, so the loaf cake can sit and the flavors can intensify.

Look at that layer of apples and brown sugar!

I hope you make this loaf cake!  It is the perfect snack, breakfast or dessert!




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  • Reply
    February 16, 2017 at 3:29 PM

    OMG, what are you doing to me? I am sitting in my office craving something/anything and in my inbox is your blog . . . can you move closer so I can be your taste tester? . . . so jealous of my son-in-law right now . . . lol
    #cravingyummiesoverheretoday #loveapplecinnamonfritterloaf #movecloser #lovemydot

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      February 17, 2017 at 12:59 PM

      Hahaha I was trying to hit you at the 3pm afternoon craving time lol. I’m sure I will make this again and I will split it between you and Wee. Hopefully you enjoyed the shortbread cookies…it is one of the top recipes on my blog!! XOXO Love you momma! 🙂

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    Maria Doss
    February 17, 2017 at 6:47 AM

    That crackly topping and moist crumb….. 😍😍😍

    • Reply
      February 17, 2017 at 1:01 PM

      Yes…it’s like loaf cake perfection!! I know this will be a go-to recipe that I make all the time because everyone loved it! Thanks Maria for reading and commenting! XOXO 🙂

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    Kim @ The Baking ChocolaTess
    February 17, 2017 at 10:24 AM

    One of my all-time favorite breads!!! 🙂 I want a huge slice of that please!! (or 2) 🙂

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      February 17, 2017 at 1:04 PM

      This loaf cake is amazing! It didn’t last longer than a day between three hungry firemen hehehe 😉

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    February 18, 2017 at 4:38 AM

    Looks like some creative loaf-ing going on here! (ha, could not resist). This looks gorgeous. A perfect breakfast bread/cake.

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      February 18, 2017 at 11:59 AM

      Hahaha love it! We so have the same sense of humor 😉 And thank you!! This loaf cake is definitely a new house favorite!! XOXO

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    heather (delicious not gorgeous)
    February 19, 2017 at 12:32 PM

    that fork!! also, go #teamfuji. i bought a bag of gala’s the other day and they were too much to deal with eating plain (so mealy ugh) that i turned it all into apple compote.

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      February 19, 2017 at 4:47 PM

      Heheheh thanks Heather! I love my fork too…it was a cute set my hubby bought me for Christmas. And if we eat our apples in dessert form, it’s still healthy, right?! Hahaha XOXO 🙂

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    Angie ~ ambientwares
    February 22, 2017 at 11:40 AM

    It’s amazing you were able to use 1 apple! I know I’d love this 🙂 Thanks for sharing with us at Funtastic Friday!

    • Reply
      February 22, 2017 at 5:16 PM

      Thanks Angie! I enjoyed sharing my recipes at Funtastic Friday! I think you would totally love this recipe…of ALLLLLLL the things I have made, my hubby said this is his new #1 favorite!! XOXO 🙂

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    September 24, 2017 at 6:48 PM

    That looks like that kind of recipe that makes family memores and gets handed down! Thanks for sharing at our celebrate 365 blog party!

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      September 25, 2017 at 6:26 AM

      Thanks Jan! It is definitely a family favorite over here 🙂 XOXO

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