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Apple Snack Cake

Apple Snack Cake


Cake Batter:

  • 1/2 cup butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 Teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 Teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 1/2 cups diced apples
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans

Browned Butter Glaze

  • 3 Tablespoons butter
  • 1 1/2 cups confectioners sugar
  • 3/4 Teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 - 3 Tablespoons milk. or amount to achieve drizzling consistency


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9 inch square baking pan. 
    Place the butter and sugar in the bowl of an electric mixer, beat together until light and fluffy. Add the egg to the bowl and beat until well incorporated.
    Combine the flour, baking soda and cinnamon together in a medium bowl. Gradually add the flour mixture to the butter/sugar mixture, mixing just until incorporated. Fold in the apples and pecans.
    Place the batter into your prepared baking pan, spread out evenly. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 - 35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Remove from the oven and cool completely on a wired rack. Drizzle with Browned Butter Glaze.
    Browned Butter Glaze:
    To brown the butter:
    Place the butter into a medium saucepan. Set the pan on top of a burner under low heat. Cook and stir until the butter has melted, continue to stir and heat the butter until it turns a golden brown. This only takes a few minutes but it's very important to not walk away from the pan while the butter is cooking. It can quickly go from a golden brown to burnt in an instant. Remove from the heat immediately. Add the powdered sugar and whisk. Add the milk and whisk until desired drizzling consistency.


I always have Gala Apples in my fridge. They're perfect for eating as well as baking. Make sure you use an apple suited for baking when making this delicious cake.