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Slice of apple fritter cake on a white plate.

Apple Fritter Cake Recipe

Kristy Monroe
Sweet, fluffy, DELICIOUS. This Apple Fritter Cake is the best for an easy fall dessert that's a total crowd-pleaser! A light, perfectly moist cake at the base, a sweet, cinnamon brown sugar apple streusel that makes for the best topping, and a glaze that brings that little bit of apple fritter crunch. Everyone will love this recipe!
5 from 31 votes
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 20 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 12 Servings
Calories 433 kcal


Cake Batter

  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 cup butter melted

Apple Fritter Topping

  • 4 1/2 cups apples, peeled & diced about 4-5
  • 1 cup butter softened
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons flour
  • 1 Tablespoon cinnamon


  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 5-7 Tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Whisk together all of the ingredients for the batter (except for the melted butter) until well combined.
  • Slowly add in the melted butter until fully combined.
  • Pour the cake batter into a greased 9x13 pan.
  • Peel and dice the apples.
  • In a separate bowl, mix the topping ingredients together (except for the apples).
  • Fold in the apples until distributed evenly.
  • Top the batter with this mixture, using a knife to swirl the topping around and lightly blend parts of it into the cake batter.
  • Bake for 50-60 minutes.
  • Let the cake cool for 20 minutes (or more).
  • While the cake is cooling, whisk together the glaze ingredients.
  • Drizzle the glaze over the cake, cut into slices, and enjoy!


  • Depending on how juicy your apples are, you may need less or more baking time. The best way to check if the cake is done is to insert a toothpick and make sure that it comes out clean (or mostly clean)!
Keyword Apple Fritter Cake