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Cinnamon-Apple Honey Cake

We're not keen on desserts, but I wanted to make my husband a small cake for his birthday. So I created this honey cake for the occasion, and the cake came out moist, elegant and delicious. —Rebecca Zeissler, Forest Park, Illinois
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 25 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon, divided
  • 3/4 cup thinly sliced peeled tart apple
  • 3 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/3 cup 2% milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons honey


  • Line a 6-in. round baking pan with parchment; coat paper with cooking spray. Sprinkle with 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon. Arrange apple slices in a single layer over cinnamon.
  • In a small bowl, cream butter and brown sugar until crumbly, about 2 minutes. Beat in egg. Add milk and vanilla; beat on low speed until blended. Combine the flour, baking powder and remaining cinnamon; stir into creamed mixture just until blended. Spoon over apple.
  • Bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Invert immediately onto a serving plate; drizzle with honey. Serve warm if desired.
Nutrition Facts
1 piece: 317 calories, 10g fat (6g saturated fat), 78mg cholesterol, 224mg sodium, 52g carbohydrate (34g sugars, 1g fiber), 5g protein.

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  • kramerstacey15
    Sep 30, 2016

    Very bland.

  • shayroth1
    Sep 23, 2014

    I tripled the recipe for the batter and it made a regular sized cake. Came out moist, delicious and has a great texture. You'll definitely want to keep this recipe. Don't believe me? Well the only way I knew to triple the recipe was from making this cake and baking it in a regular round cake pan. When it came out, I knew I had to redo the cake and nearly ate the whole thing!

  • Dragon-Chief
    Aug 24, 2012

    I didn't quite have a small enough pan, but even with it a lil thin and a beginner making it, it was delicious and even my picky Dad asked for seconds!

  • Kimmu-chan
    Mar 29, 2012

    Really good cake. Moist, not too sweet and perfect size for just the two of us. Thanks!

  • candycanehair
    Nov 2, 2011

    No comment left

  • newcountrywife
    Jun 19, 2011

    This was wonderful! It was a snap to make and everyone loved it! Since it is not very sweet, I think I will make it again and serve with breakfast. Thanks to the parchment paper, everything cleaned up easily too!

  • vt_pure_angel
    May 12, 2010

    Loved this recipe!!! Not too sweet & perfect size! Thank you so much for sharing!!

  • elise87
    Jan 23, 2010

    This was so easy to make and it left a wonderful after-taste. Yum!!

  • MelanieDean
    Feb 17, 2009

    No comment left

  • maria43
    Jan 15, 2009

    I loved it.and will make it agen,also will share it