Cinnamon apple cake is an easy-to-make, delicious dessert that uses cinnamon, apples, and oats for amazing flavor. With just a few simple ingredients, you'll have a perfect dessert for Rosh Hashanah or any other special occasion where you want to impress your guests. You can have it ready to serve in less than an hour! I'm sure you'll love it as much as we do.
What is cinnamon apple cake?
An apple cake is a sweet and moist dessert made with 9 ingredients, including cinnamon, apples, and oats. It’s a great twist on traditional apple cake recipes that uses fresh apples for extra flavor.
I actually had a few apples left over from making apple cinnamon challah and homemade applesauce, so I decided to use them to make a quick parve apple cake. The cake is very moist and has a rustic texture between the oats and apple pieces.
Tips for making the best apple oatmeal cake
Here are some tips on how to make an apple cake with oats so you can create a great-tasting dessert every time:
Use quick oats
Quick oats give the cake a light texture and help to absorb any excess moisture from the apples.
The reason why you don't want to use steel-cut oats is that they can make the texture of your cake too heavy.
Choose a tart apple variety
Using tart apple varieties such as Granny Smith or Honeycrisp adds another layer of flavor to the cake and helps to balance out the sweetness from the cinnamon.
Alternatively, you can use sweeter apples like Fuji or Golden Delicious for a more subtle cinnamon flavor.
Make it gluten-free
You can easily make this apple cake gluten-free by using certified gluten-free quick oats and gluten-free flour.
Add your favorite non-dairy milk
I added two tablespoons of soy milk, but you can use any kind of dairy-free milk you like. Almond or oat milk would taste great in this parve cake recipe!
Use real vanilla extract
Chop the apples into small pieces
It’s important to chop the apples into small pieces so that they don’t overwhelm the cake with moisture. This will ensure a moist apple cake with a nice textured bite.
Here are some questions people often ask about how to make this cinnamon apple cake.
Which is the best apple to use for an apple cake?
The best type of apple to use for cinnamon apple cake is a sweet cooking apple, such as Fuji, Red Delicious, or Granny Smith.
Can I use old-fashioned oats instead of quick oats?
Yes, you can substitute old-fashioned oats for quick oats if you'd like.
Should I peel the apples before making cinnamon apple cake?
It's really up to you. Peeling the apples will yield a smoother texture, but with this cake recipe, it's also nice to have bits of apple in the finished cake.
Do you need to cook the oats?
No, you don't need to cook the oats. You can use quick oats in this recipe without cooking them first.
Why is my apple cake so soggy?
This apple cake should not be too soggy. If it is, check to make sure you are using the correct amount of ingredients, that your oven temperature is accurate, and that the cake is cooked long enough.
Can I make the cake ahead of time?
Yes, you can make apple cake up to 2 days in advance and store it tightly wrapped in the refrigerator.
Can cinnamon apple cake be frozen?
Yes, cinnamon apple cake can be frozen for up to 3 months. To do so, wrap the cooled cake tightly in plastic wrap and foil before freezing.
Make this easy apple cake today!
Now you know how to make the best apple cake with oats. It's easy, delicious, and ready to serve in less than an hour. Try this recipe today for a warm and comforting dessert that your family will love.
More cake recipes:
Want to try a few more dessert recipes at home? Check out some of these delicious treats:
- Honey Cake
- Parve Apple and Honey Cake
- Beet Cake
- Silan Date Syrup Cake
- Parve Marble Cake
- Gluten Free Banana Bread
Cinnamon Apple Cake With Oats
- ½ cup all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 2 tablespoon soy milk (or other non-dairy milk/water/orange juice)
- 2 eggs
- 2 apples peeled and cubed
- ½ cup sugar
- ½ cup quick oats
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract/paste
- Preheat your oven to 170°C / 350°F with a fan on.
- While the oven is heating up, peel and cube the apples into small pieces.
- In a medium mixing bowl, combine the flour, cinnamon, baking powder, and quick oats.
- In a separate large bowl, whisk together the sugar, eggs, soy milk, and vanilla extract until smooth.
- Fold the dry ingredients into the wet mixture using a spatula until well blended.
- Mix in the cubed apples and stir until fully combined.
- Transfer the cake batter to a greased loaf pan.
- Bake for 45-50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
- Let the cinnamon apple cake cool before serving.