Apple Tea Cake

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5 from 5 votes
Apple Tea Cake is a super moist and tender cake that is a true winner. You will be in heaven after the first few bites.
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 55 minutes
Cooling Time: 10 minutes
Total: 1 hour 15 minutes
Apple Tea Cake with a bowl of green apples in the background

Apple Tea Cake is a super moist and tender cake that is a true winner. You will be in heaven after the first few bites.

Apple Tea Cake with a bowl of green apples in the background

This Apple Tea cake is a perfect fall dessert. A wonderful surprise for your kids when they return from school. They will be all smiles when they receive an extra large slice of apple cake.

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What We Love About This Apple Spice Cake Recipe

This apple cake is as beautiful as it is delicious. To find out which apples are best for baking, see the chart here.

  • 45 Minutes to Make: This Apple tea cake is dense and moist.
  • Easy Ingredients: All found in pantry or the fridge.
  • Family Friendly: A treat for everyone in the family.
  • Makes Great Leftovers: Stays fresh and moist so it is great for leftovers.
Cake on a white plate.

Ingredient Notes for Spiced Apple Cake

  • Shortening: Good old fashion shortening, traditional or butter flavored.
  • Sugar: White sugar.
  • Eggs: Two large eggs are need for the apple cake.
  • Flour: All purpose flour/plain flour.
  • Baking Soda: This will help the cake rise.
  • Cinnamon: Ground cinnamon to add to the mixture.
  • Coffee: Warm prepared coffee.
  • Apples: Diced or slice of apple. You will need around two cups.
  • Walnuts: Chopped or crushed walnuts.
  • Topping:
  • Brown sugar
  • Cinnamon
Ceranic bowls of flour sugar and backing soda along with eggs and cups of apples.

Equipment Needed for Apple Cake with Cinnamon

How to Make Apple Tea Cake

These are the basic steps for making apple & cinnamon cake. Please refer to the recipe card below for more detailed instructions.

Preparing the ingredients for the cake batter.

STEP 1: PREP

First, preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease and prepare a bundt pan.

STEP 2: MIX

Then in the bowl of a stand mixer, cream shortening, sugar and eggs together and then sift together flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon. Add dry ingredients to creamed shortening. Mix in coffee and fold in apples and walnuts. Pour batter into a greased and floured tube or bundt pan.

Preparing the crumb topping for the apple cake.

STEP 3: BAKE

.Next, stir together topping ingredients and sprinkle evenly over top of cake batter.  Bake for 45-55 minutes or until a cake tester, inserted to the center, comes out clean.  Cool for 10 minutes and remove cake from pan by inverting it onto a serving plate.

Baking the Apple Tea Cake.

Prep and Storage Tips for the Moist Apple Cake Recipes

HOW TO MAKE THIS RECIPE AHEAD OF TIME

Typically, a cake can last up to four days without going bad or stale. When stored in the fridge, it can last up to 7 days.

HOW TO STORE THIS RECIPE

The Apple Tea cake can be stored in an airtight container or wrapped well in plastic wrap or aluminum foil to keep in the moisture.

HOW TO FREEZE THIS RECIPE

This cake freezes well. The cake will last up to four months in the freezer in an airtight container.

Frequently Asked Questions about the Apple Cake

HOW TO MAKE THIS RECIPE HEALTHIER?

Use a sugar alternative or honey in place of the sugar in this recipe. Sugar free brown sugar can also be a good replacement.

CAN I ADD DIFFERENT SPICES?

Of course, try a nice apple pie spice or add a little ginger with the cinnamon.

WHAT ARE THE BEST APPLES TO USE IN THIS APPLE TEA CAKE RECIPE?

Really any kind that you have will work in this recipe, try gala, golden delicious apples or a mixture of large slices of your favorite apples. The apples should have a firm consistency.

Two slices of the Apple Tea Cake.

Expert Tips for Making This Recipe

  • Add Vanilla Extract: a tsp vanilla extract makes a wonderful addition to this cake.
  • Finish: Sprinkle a little powdered sugar, caster sugar or demerara sugar.
  • Variation tip: Toss the apple slices in a little lemon juice to keep them from getting brown.
  • Alternate ingredient: Finish with a drizzle of cream to taste to finish the cake.
  • Replace: Pear slices can use in place of apple.
  • Different Pan: Use a spring form cake pan in place of a bundt pan tin.
  • Glaze: Make a great glaze with powdered sugar and cream or milk in a medium bowl and drizzle over the cake.

What to Serve with Apple Tea Cake

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Apple Tea Cake with a bowl of green apples in the background
5 from 5 votes

Apple Tea Cake

Yield: 16 servings
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 55 minutes
Cooling Time: 10 minutes
Total: 1 hour 15 minutes
Apple Tea Cake is a super moist and tender cake that is a true winner. You will be in heaven after the first few bites.
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Ingredients

  • Cake:
  • 3/4 cup shortening
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 3/4 cup warm prepared coffee
  • 2 cups diced apples
  • 1/2 cup walnuts
  • Topping:
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Cream shortening, sugar and eggs together.
  • Sift together flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon.  Add dry ingredients to creamed shortening.
  • Mix in coffee and fold in apples and walnuts. Pour batter into a greased and floured tube or bundt pan.
  • Stir together topping ingredients and sprinkle evenly over top of cake batter.
  • Bake for 45-55 minutes or until a cake tester, inserted to the center, comes out clean.
  • Cool for 10 minutes and remove cake from pan by inverting it onto a serving plate.

Expert Tips

 
  • Add Vanilla Extract: a tsp vanilla extract makes a wonderful addition to this cake.
  • Finish: Sprinkle a little powdered sugar, caster sugar or demerara sugar.
  • Variation tip: Toss the apple slices in a little lemon juice to keep them from getting brown.
  • Alternate ingredient: Finish with a drizzle of cream to taste to finish the cake.
  • Replace: Pear slices can use in place of apple.
  • Different Pan: Use a spring form cake pan in place of a bundt pan tin.
  • Glaze: Make a great glaze with powdered sugar and cream or milk.

Estimated Nutritional Information

Calories: 286kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 188mg | Potassium: 74mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 25g | Vitamin A: 39IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 16mg | Iron: 1mg
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Apple, Tea Cake

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  1. Recipe looks good but I don’t like the taste of coffee no matter how faint it is there something else I can use like apple juice ? Thanks for your time

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