apple pound cake recipe

Apple Pound Cake

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.
Course Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword apple, cakes, easy recipe, fall, gift, pound cake, sweet breads, thanksgiving
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 10
Author Julie Blanner


  • 1 c butter softened
  • 1 1/2 c sugar
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 c flour
  • 3/4 c milk
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 2 apples peeled and chopped


  1. Grease 1 lb loaf pan and preheat oven to 300 degrees.

  2. In a mixing bowl, beat butter until light in color {about 3 minutes}. Gradually incorporate sugar and cinnamon until fluffy.
  3. Add eggs one at a time on low.
  4. Alternate adding flour and milk until smooth. Add vanilla.
  5. Fold in apples.
  6. 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.
  7. Optional: Top with glaze.

Recipe 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.