Apple Pound Cake

LAST UPDATED: Aug 27, 2020 | PUBLISHED: Sep 20, 2018 | By: Julie Blanner

This simple Apple Pound Cake is dense, full of that buttery flavor synonymous with pound cakes, loaded with fresh apples that keep it moist and covered in an incredible glaze that slices perfect, every time.

apple pound cake on a white platter, apples in background.

Apple Pound Cake is an easy recipe that is so beautiful, everyone will feel like you poured your heart and soul into it, even if it only takes 15 minutes!

You can use a classic loaf pan like I did, or take it up a notch by using this beautiful apple loaf pan. Either way, serve it on a platter and coat it with glaze for a simple yet stunning presentation.

Are you loving the fall flavor of apple everything as much as we are? You need to check out my detailed Apple Baking Guide– it’s full of tips, tricks and the BEST apple treats! 

apple pound cake on a white platter, apples in background.

Why You’ll Love this Apple Pound Cake

Fun fact: it is called Pound Cake because it is traditional made with a pound each of four key ingredients: flour, butter, eggs and sugar. I love pound cakes for their rich flavor, simplicity and the fact that they are suitable for so many occasions!

In fact, if you love pound cake as much as I do, be sure to check out my ultimate pound cake guide– you’ll learn everything you need to know! 

For this recipe, I incorporated apples for a little fall flavor and to use our apple picking bounty. It makes a thick, dense slice we’ve all come to love with the most delicious crumbs.

Apples not only add fall flavor, but they make this pound cake incredibly moist.

apple pound cake recipe on a white platter, apples in background.

Ingredients

No cake mix necessary for this easy Apple Pound Cake recipe – it’s foolproof and made of staple ingredients including flour, butter, eggs, sugar, milk, apples, cinnamon and vanilla.

  • Butter – softened
  • White sugar
  • Cinnamon
  • Eggs
  • All Purpose flour
  • Milk
  • Vanilla Extract
  • Apples – peeled and chopped
apple pound cake sliced on a white platter, covered in apple glaze

How to Make this Pound Cake

  • Grease 1 lb loaf pan and preheat oven to 300 degrees.
  • In a mixing bowl, beat butter until light in color {about 3 minutes}. Gradually incorporate sugar and cinnamon until fluffy.
  • Add eggs one at a time on low.
  • Alternate adding flour and milk until smooth. Add vanilla.
  • Fold in apples.
  • Pour into loaf pan and fill 3/4 high to compensate for rise. Bake one hour five minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  • Optional: Top with glaze.

Variations

Add a teaspoon of these homemade Mulling Spices (ground) to give your apple pound cake even more warm and cozy fall flavor!

The glaze on this Apple Pound Cake hardens just enough for the perfect slice, but unlike so many other glazes, isn’t dry, but delectable. If you want to mix it up, you can use a cream cheese glaze, apple pie glaze or a caramel glaze.

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How to Store Pound Cake:

Store covered at room temperature – an upside down bowl will do, for up to 5 days. Once you cut pound cake, moisture begins to escape. Use plastic wrap to cover the exposed slice. Sliced pound cake keeps for 3-4 days.

Tips for Making the Best Apple Pound Cake:

  • Bring ingredients to room temperature for the perfect crumb.
  • Use full-fat ingredients {no margarine}.
  • Bake until a toothpick comes out clean and the crust is golden brown.
apple pound cake sliced on a white platter

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Apple Pound Cake

Julie Blanner
This simple Apple Pound Cake is dense, full of that buttery flavor synonymous with pound cakes, loaded with fresh apples that keep it moist and covered in an incredible glaze that slices perfect, every time.
5 from 14 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 1 hr 5 mins
Total Time 1 hr 15 mins
Course Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 10
Calories 418 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup butter softened
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 cups flour
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 2 apples peeled and chopped

Instructions
 

  • Grease 1 lb loaf pan and preheat oven to 300 degrees.
  • In a mixing bowl, beat butter until light in color {about 3 minutes}. Gradually incorporate sugar and cinnamon until fluffy.
  • Add eggs one at a time on low.
  • Alternate adding flour and milk until smooth. Add vanilla.
  • Fold in apples.
  • Pour into loaf pan and fill 3/4 high to compensate for rise. Bake one hour five minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  • Optional: Top with glaze.

Notes

Bring ingredients to room temperature for the perfect crumb.
Use full-fat ingredients {no margarine}.
Bake until a toothpick comes out clean and the crust is golden brown.
Store covered at room temperature – an upside down bowl will do, for up to 5 days. Once you cut pound cake, moisture begins to escape. Use plastic wrap to cover the exposed slice. Sliced pound cake keeps for 3-4 days.

Nutrition

Calories:418kcalCarbohydrates:55gProtein:5gFat:20gSaturated Fat:12gCholesterol:99mgSodium:190mgPotassium:116mgFiber:2gSugar:35gVitamin A:693IUVitamin C:2mgCalcium:41mgIron:1mg
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