The evenings are getting cool and the mornings are crisp, a sure sign that fall is here. Since September is National Honey Month, and also the start of apple season, I’m sure you’ll agree that the timing is just right for baking up a Cinnamon Honey Apple Loaf Cake! Studded with chopped apples that have been tossed in cinnamon sugar, this cake is not only sweetened with honey, it’s also topped with a sugar honey glaze! A cup of tea and a slice of this fabulously delicious Cinnamon Honey Apple Loaf Cake and you’ll be all set to snuggle in on a cool autumn evening.
Recipes and Photo by Gwynn Galvin, Culinary Consultant and Creator of Swirls of Flavor
Cinnamon Honey Apple Loaf Cake
1 Gala apple, peeled, cored and chopped, 1 1/4 cups
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
2 cups flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. baking soda
10 Tbs. butter, at room temperature
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 container (6 oz.) apple-flavored or vanilla Greek yogurt
1/4 cup + 1 Tbs. honey, divided
1 cup confectioners’ sugar
fresh apple slices, optional garnish
1. Preheat oven to 350F. Coat 8 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ loaf pan with non-stick cooking spray.
2. In small bowl combine chopped apple, 1 Tbs. granulated sugar and cinnamon; reserve.
3. In another bowl combine flour, baking powder, salt and baking soda; reserve.
4. With mixer on medium-high beat butter and remaining granulated sugar until light and fluffy, scraping sides of bowl occasionally, about 3 minutes.
5. Add eggs and vanilla; beat until blended, about 1 minute.
6. Reduce mixer speed to medium. Alternately add reserved flour mixture and Greek yogurt. Add 1/4 cup honey and beat until a thick smooth batter forms, 2 minutes.
7. Fold in reserved apple mixture until combined.
8. Transfer batter to prepared loaf pan. Bake 55-65 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center of cake comes out clean.
9. Cool 20 minutes in pan on wire rack. Remove from pan; cool completely on wire rack.
10. In small bowl combine confectioners’ sugar, 1 Tbs. warm water and remaining 1 Tbs. honey, stirring until blended and a smooth glaze forms.
11. Drizzle glaze over top of cake. Garnish with fresh apple slices, if desired.
Makes 12 slices.
Gwynn Galvin, Chef and Blogger, is delighted to share her original recipes on Jersey Bites. Born and raised in Jersey and a lifetime resident of Bergen County, Gwynn is Jersey through and through! Having been in the culinary field for over twenty years, you can say that Gwynn is definitely well seasoned! With over a decade as Test Kitchen Director for a nationally published magazine as well as working for major food corporations and being partner and chef of a family-owned cupcake shop, Gwynn is also the creator of her blog, Swirls of Flavor. Her award-winning recipes have been featured in national ad campaigns, cookbooks, magazines, social media and on the internet. If you’ve ever made a recipe that was on the package of a food product or in a magazine or cookbook, chances are you’ve already made one of her fabulously delicious recipes!