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apple fritter breakfast cake sliced and stacked on a gray plate with granny smith apples in background
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Apple Fritter Breakfast Cake

From scratch, Apple Fritter Breakfast Cake! A light and fluffy white cake mix with apples mixed in. Brown sugar cinnamon swirled and nuts and glaze on top.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: apple fritter cake, breakfast cake
Servings: 9
Calories: 292kcal
Author: Courtney Lopez


Cake Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 stick unsalted butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 3/4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 2 granny smith apples grated
  • 1/2 cup walnuts crushed

Glaze Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 3 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla


  • To make you'll need to preheat your oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Then you'll prepare an 8x8 baking pan with nonstick spray or you can line with parchment or foil and then spray. The lined pans are easiest to remove.
  • In a small bowl combine the sugar and cinnamon, set aside.
  • In a large bowl cream the granulated sugar, butter, and then add in the vanilla extract and eggs one at a time until combined
  • Mix the baking powder with flour and then fold the wet mix with the dry mix.
  • Grate the apples and fold into the batter.
  • Pour the batter into prepared baking pan.
  • Sprinkle the brown sugar and cinnamon mixture on top of the cake batter and then swirl it throughout the batter using a butter knife.
  • Top the cake with the walnuts and bake for 40-50 minutes.
  • While the cake is cooking combine the heavy cream and powdered sugar to make the glaze.
  • Remove the cake from the oven and then drizzle with the glaze.
  • Slice and serve as desired.


Calories: 292kcal | Carbohydrates: 53g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 43mg | Sodium: 34mg | Potassium: 235mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 34g | Vitamin A: 146IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 87mg | Iron: 2mg