old fashioned apple cake with glaze

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This flavorful, old fashioned apple pound cake is moist, chocked full of tender, fresh apples and immersed in a delightful cinnamon cake glaze.

I thought I was done with my apple bake’n for 2022, but then a co-worker gave me some Granny Smith Apples.  And friends, these were straight from the apple orchard, not the produce section at Kroger.  So, what could one do, but apple bake an apple pound cake.

apple cake with glaze

Tools Used In Apple Cake With Glaze

Ingredients In Fresh Apple Pound Cake

  • butter – room temperature – room temperature butter incorporates so much better.
  • brown sugar
  • sugar
  • eggs – room temperature
  • cinnamon
  • flour
  • milk – room temperature
  • vanilla
  • apples – peeled and chopped
  • powdered sugar – sifted
  • milk – room temperature
apple cinnamon pound cake with cinnamon glaze

Moist Apple Cake With A Hint Of Cinnamon

My first thought when I took my first bite of this easy apple pound cake was, “great flavor”, the second was, “this is so moist” (not overly moist). It reminded me of the apple nut cake, I made a couple of weeks before, amazing flavor and oh so moist.

This simple apple pound cake is full of diced apples that provide such a delicious, sweet, classic apple flavor. The one teaspoon of cinnamon gives just a hint of cinnamon flavor, which is perfect. This allows the apples and their flavor to shine and be the main character in this cake.

apple cinnamon pound cake

Easy, 3 Ingredient Cinnamon Cake Glaze

This delicious apple cake is drowned in a simple cinnamon glaze, which is just the perfect finishing touch. Made with powdered sugar, milk and cinnamon, this glaze is quick and easy to whip up and compliments the flavor of the apple pound cake perfectly.

old fashioned apple cake with glaze

Tips For Baking  Fresh Apple Pound Cake

  • Choose Good Baking Apples – Apples that will hold their shape and not get mushy make the best baking apples. According to this post by Stemilt World Famous Fruit, the best apples for cake are Granny Smith, Honeycrisp, Fuji and Gala.
  • Fold In Your Apples With A Spatula And Not A Mixer. Using a mixer to incorporate your apples could turn them into applesauce.
  • Dredge Your Apples In A Tablespoon Or Two Of Flour Before Incorporating Them In Your Batter. This will keep them from sinking to the bottom of the pan while the cake is baking.
fresh apple pound cake

Why Make Apple Pound Cake With Cinnamon Cake Glaze

This is just a great fall cake (it also tastes incredible in other seasons) that is quiet simple to make. It’s just perfect for a fall gathering, Thanksgiving or family dessert. I think you’ll like the lovely apple flavor and the cinnamon glaze that tops it off. What a delicious way to celebrate fall.

In case you have any queries regarding the recipe feel free to reach out via the comment section or the contact page. Also, if you have tried this recipe, I would love to hear about your experiences.

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Apple Pound Cake Recipe (With Cinnamon Glaze)

old fashioned apple cake with glaze
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Apple Pound Cake Recipe (With Cinnamon Glaze)

Delicious, old fashioned pound cake chocked full of apples and topped with a sweet cinnamon glaze.
Course Breakfast, Brunch, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword pound cake, apple cake, apple pound cake, apple pound cake with cinnamon glaze
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Cooling Time 10 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 50 minutes
Servings 18 slices
Calories 380kcal
Cost $6.00


Ingredients In Apple Pound Cake

  • cups butter room temperature
  • cups brown sugar
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 5 eggs room temperature
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1⅛ cups milk room temperature
  • 3 tsp vanilla
  • 3 apples peeled and chopped

Ingredients In Cinnamon Cake Glaze

  • 2 cups powdered sugar sifted
  • ¼ cup milk room temperature
  • 1 tsp cinnamon


Apple Pound Cake Instructions

  • Grease and flour bundt or tube pan
  • Preheat oven to 325°
  • Sift flour
  • Mix flour with 1 tsp cinnamon. Set aside
  • Cream butter and sugar well (5 to 7 minutes).
  • Add eggs one at a time. Beat egg until just incorporated before adding the next.
  • Add flour alternately with milk
  • Add vanilla
  • Fold in apples.
  • Pour batter into greased and floured bundt or tube pan.
  • Bake from 1 hour to 1½ hours.
  • Let cool for 10 to 15 minutes.
  • Glaze cake with cinnamon glaze.

Instructions For Cinnamon Cake Glaze

  • Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl and beat until smooth.
  • Pour or spoon on cake.


I used Granny Smith Apples and they were perfect in this cake.  However, other varieties of baking apples will also be delicious.
I let my cake cool fully before I glazed it.  


Calories: 380kcal


  1. Would i be able to use mini bundt cake pans for this recipe? If so any idea how lomg to bake them for?

    1. Yes, I think these would work in mimi bundts. I would make sure I greased the pans super well though. I don’t know if you’re using 6 cup pans or 12 cup pans. Depending on that, I would bake between 30 and 45 minutes. Please let me know how these come out. Thanks and great to hear from you.

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