Being Theresa Le One Egg Apple Cake Recipe Blog
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Easy Super Moist Apple Cake with Brown Sugar Glaze

Being Theresa Le One Egg Apple Cake Recipe Blog

Easy Super Moist Apple Cake with Brown Sugar Glaze

This cake was invented while being stuck inside during a snowstorm afternoon, after what seems like the entire week was full of snowstorms, I was bored out of my mind.  Seeing that we had 4 apples left in the fruit basket, I figured why not. But, after already mixing all the dry ingredients together I find that I’m short an egg.  Then I remembered my many attempts at making the perfect pancake.  From sour cream to buttermilk, to beating egg whites separately.  The latter option of pancakes always yielded a fluffy cakey pancake.  Why wouldn’t it work for an actual cake? Well, lo and behold, it did work and was delicious.  The boys keep raving about it and one that I’m super proud of.   I’d love to share this one with you! 
Hope you enjoy it!
Prep Time 25 mins
Cook Time 1 hr 35 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American


  • 4 Apples diced. Thinly sliced a few to decorate the top, if you’re feeling fancy
  • 1 Egg
  • 2 Cups Flour
  • 1 ¾ Cups White Sugar
  • 1 Cup Whole Milk
  • ½ Cup Oil
  • 1 tsp Baking Soda
  • 2 tsp Cinnamon
  • 2 tbsp Vanilla

Brown Sugar Glaze

  • 3 tbsp Butter
  • 3 tbsp Brown Sugar
  • 2 tbsp Cream
  • ½ tsp Vanilla


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  • Lightly grease and line an 8″ round cake pan.
  • Whisk together sugar, flour, cinnamon, baking soda, and salt in a bowl.
  • Separate egg whites from egg yolks and put into two separate medium bowls.
  • In the egg yolk bowl add milk, oil, and vanilla and mix well.
  • Slowly incorporate dry ingredients into the wet ingredients. Once combined, fold in diced apples.
  • Whisk the egg whites until stiff peaks form and fold carefully into the batter to keep its volume.
  • Pour batter into prepared pan and arrange top with sliced apples.
  • Bake for 1hr 35 mins. Cake is cooked when a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean.
  • Allow to cool for 10-15 minutes before turning it out of the pan.

Brown Sugar Glaze

  • Melt butter with sugar and cream in a saucepan or microwave.
  • When sugar is completely melted stir in vanilla.
  • Brush glaze over top of the cake, giving it 5-10mins to harden.


Theresa Le One Egg Apple Cake Recipe Blog
We’re huge ambrosia apple fans in our house, but the recipe is quite versatile and you can feel free to use whatever types of apples your heart wants!  
This recipe is super moist, and doesn’t even need ice cream or whipping cream – but I’m not about to stop you if that’s where you’re headed. *wink*
Chefs Kiss 💋 
Keyword Apple, Cake, Cinnamon Apple Cake, Dessert, Loaf, One Egg Cake