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Cinnamon Apple Honey Cake

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In this upside-down cinnamon apple honey cake, apples are spread on the bottom becoming the top of the cinnamon cake and is drizzled in a honey butter!
Course Desserts & Sweet Treats
Cuisine American
Keyword apples, cake, Cinnamon, fall, honey
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Servings 8 servings
Calories 338
Author Laurie McNamara


  • cups diced apples about 1 to 2 apples like honeycrisp, golden delicious or granny smith
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon divided
  • 1 cup dark brown sugar
  • 7 tablespoons unsalted butter divided (6T for the cake plus 1T for the glaze)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2/3 cup whole milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon real vanilla extract
  • cups unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon fresh nutmeg
  • 2 tablespoons honey


  • Preheat your oven to 350°.
  • Line a 9-inch round cake pan and spray with extra light olive oil or a baking spray.
  • Core and dice up 1-1/2 cups of apples, that's roughly about 1-1/2 to 2 apples.
  • Toss the diced apples with 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon and place them in the bottom of your prepared pan.
  • In the same bowl add 6 tablespoons of unsalted butter and brown sugar. Mix until crumbly, about one minute.
  • Beat in the eggs {one at a time}. Then, with the mixer on low, blend in the vanilla and whole milk.
  • Combine the flour, remaining cinnamon and baking powder. Grate in 1/8 teaspoon of fresh nutmeg, stir.
  • Add in the dry ingredients and mix by hand until combined thoroughly, then pour over apples and spread evenly.
  • Bake in preheated oven for 40 minutes or until a cake tester comes out clean. Let the cake cool for 10 minutes before inverting onto a cake plate.
  • Meanwhile in a small bowl measure and add the 6 teaspoons of honey and the remaining tablespoon of butter. Zap it in the microwave for 20 seconds until melted and then drizzle it all over the cake cake.
  • Cut into eighths and serve warm with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream.
  • Serve with hot cider, coffee or tea! :)


Serving: 1slice | Calories: 338kcal | Carbohydrates: 54g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 75mg | Sodium: 143mg | Potassium: 138mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 35g | Vitamin A: 420IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 122mg | Iron: 2mg