Breakfast Apple Cake

Total Time

Prep: 25 min. Bake: 40 min. + cooling


14 servings

Updated: Sep. 23, 2022
Baked in a pretty tube pan and drizzled with icing, this breakfast cake will be a highlight of your holiday menu. I adapted the recipe from one of my grandmother's. —Shaunda Wenger, Nibley, Utah
Breakfast Apple Cake Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 2 large egg whites, room temperature
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2-1/2 cups diced peeled tart apples
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • GLAZE:
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 4 teaspoons 2% milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. In a large bowl, beat the egg whites, sugar, sour cream, applesauce and vanilla. Combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt; gradually add to sour cream mixture, beating just until combined.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the filling ingredients. Spoon half of the batter into a greased and floured 10-in. fluted tube pan. Top with half of the filling. Repeat layers.
  3. Bake at 350° for 40-45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes; invert pan and remove cake to a wire rack to cool completely. Combine glaze ingredients; drizzle over cake.

Nutrition Facts

1 slice: 269 calories, 8g fat (4g saturated fat), 46mg cholesterol, 195mg sodium, 45g carbohydrate (30g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.