Apple Almond Cake

This past Sunday, I bought a variety of apples at the farmers’ market to bake a simple apple cake. Nothing fancy, just a heartwarming cake to make the house smell of fragrant apples, spicy cinnamon, and toasty almonds.

It’s a treat everyone can enjoy during the fall when we can all reflect on those things we are thankful for.

What’s your favorite thing to bake with your kids? Make sure you tag @onepotatobox if you make this recipe!

Apple Almond Cake

Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Servings 8 people


  • 2 medium Gala, Pink Lady, or Fuji apples, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup slivered almonds
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon


  • 1. Preheat oven to 350ºF.
  • Toss the sliced apples with the 2 teaspoons cinnamon and set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, and salt.
  • In a separate bowl, cream together the butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes.
  • Add the eggs, one at a time, beating after each addition. Gradually add in half the flour, then the milk, then the remaining flour.
  • Butter and flour a springform pan. Pour half the batter in the prepared pan, layer all the apples evenly over the batter, and top with the remaining batter.
  • In a small bowl, combine the slivered almonds and the remaining ground cinnamon. Sprinkle this mixture over the top of the cake.
  • Bake for 35-45 minutes, or until the cake is golden and a wooden pick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  • Serve!