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Apple Fritter Cake

Apple Fritter Cake

A sweet and delightful twist on your favorite breakfast treat! This Apple Fritter Cake combines an applesauce spice cake with an apple pie filling that's baked right in the middle.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 20 people
Calories 216kcal
Author Nicole Crocker



  • 2 Cups Chopped apples ,about 2 medium
  • 1/3 Cup Granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon Cinnamon
  • 2 Tablespoons Cornstarch
  • 4 Tablespoons Apple cider or water

Sugar topping

  • ½ Cup Dark brown sugar
  • ½ teaspoon Cinnamon


  • Cup Butter ,room temperature
  • ¾ Cup Sugar
  • ½ Cup Applesauce
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla
  • 2 Large Eggs
  • Cups Flour
  • 1 teaspoon Baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon Baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Cinnamon
  • 1 Cup Greek yogurt or sour cream


  • 2 Cups Confectioner sugar
  • Cup Milk
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla


Make Filling

  • In a medium saucepan combine apples, granulated sugar, cinnamon, cornstarch and cider. Heat over medium heat for5-6 minutes until apples soften and a liquid thickens. Set aside to cool.

Prepare the sugar topping

  • Mix dark brown sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl and set aside.

Make the Cake

  • Preheat oven to 350° Degrees F. Grease a 9x13 baking pan and set aside.
  • In the mixing bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment beat butter and sugar, about 3 minutes until fluffy. Add applesauce, vanilla and eggs and mix on medium until combined.
  • In a separate bowl whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon.
  • Add the dry mixture and the sour cream in alternating parts, starting and ending with the dry.
  • Mix until just combined.
  • Spread ½ the cake batter in the bottom of the prepared pan. Top with the apple mixture, spreading carefully to cover the batter. (I placed dollops of the apple mixture in rows and then spread them out) Then top with 1/2 of the brown sugar, sprinkling all over the apple mixture.
  • Cover with the remaining batter and sprinkle the remaining 1/2 of the brown sugar all over the top.
  • Bake 35-40 minutes, or until the center of the cake is set.


  • While the cake is baking prepare the glaze by mixing the powdered sugar, milk and vanilla in a medium bowl.
  • When cake is done, immediately poke holes in the cake using a knife or dowel, about 30 pokes.
  • Pour the glaze over the top of the cake spreading to cover it completely.
  • Let the glaze set up for about 20 minutes before serving.


Serving: 1square | Calories: 216kcal | Carbohydrates: 43g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 25mg | Sodium: 154mg | Potassium: 86mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 30g | Vitamin A: 130IU | Vitamin C: 0.7mg | Calcium: 36mg | Iron: 0.8mg