Perfectly sweet, moist, and tasty cake. This Apple cake is a great dessert option that you can even serve for breakfast/brunch and even perfect for any occasion! An easy cake recipe that is made with a few simple ingredients.


2 large eggs

3 large apples – peeled (if desired) and cut into pieces

3 tsp baking powder

1 c. whole milk yoghurt

1 tsp ground cinnamon

2 c. all-purpose flour

1 c. granulated sugar

½ c. butter – melted and cooled

Confectioner sugar for dusting

½ tsp vanilla extract

¼ tsp kosher salt

How to make One Bowl Apple Cake

Step 1: Prepare the oven. Preheat it to 350 degrees F.


Step 2: Using the parchment paper, line a 9-inch round baking pan. Alternatively, you can grease the baking pan with butter or cooking spray.

Step 3: Place the sugar and eggs in a large mixing bowl. Cream using an electric mixer for about 5 to 8 minutes until creamy and fluffy. Then, add the yoghurt, melted butter, and vanilla extract. Stir using a wooden spoon, fork, or spatula.

Step 4: Whisk the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt in another bowl.

Step 5: Add the dry ingredients to the wet mixture, gently stirring until well blended. Then, gently fold in the apples.

Step 6: Place the baking pan in the preheated oven and bake the cake batter for about 45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean.

Step 7: Tent the cake with foil in the last 10 minutes of baking if the top of the cake begins browning too much.

Step 8: Remove the cake from the oven when done and dust it with confectioner sugar. Slice and serve with freshly whipped cream if desired. Enjoy!


For this recipe, the varieties of apple that works great are Honey crisp, Pink Lady, Granny Smith, and Jonagold.

Adjust the baking time depending on the moisture content of the apples.

For a gluten-free option, you can use Bob’s Red Mill 1:1 instead of the regular flour.

I love to use butter, but you can swap it with oil. Keep in mind that using oil the cake will have a different texture and you won’t have the flavor that butter provides. If you decide to use oil, I recommend using olive oil.

You can substitute yoghurt with sour cream. If using low-fat yoghurt, ensure to use good quality and thick yoghurt.