A Better-For-You Apple "Pie" Cake

Nothing says autumn better than apples!  Here is my yummy apple "pie" cake recipe that's healthy, too, for your family to enjoy on a crisp evening ~

Apple Dumpling Cake

3 large apples - peeled, cored, and sliced
1 cup of flour - I use freshly ground soft winter white
1/3 cup of honey
1/3 cup of sugar
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 egg, beaten
1/2 cup real butter - melted and slightly cooled
2 tsp ground cinnamon
2 TBS cold, real butter - chopped in smaller pieces

Preheat oven to 350F, and lightly oil a deep dish pie plate or 8x8 pan.

Place sliced apples in your baking dish; sprinkle with 1 tsp of the cinnamon and 2 TBS of the chopped butter.

In a medium bowl,  mix the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt.  Stir in the egg, melted butter, and honey.  Pour on top of apples and sprinkle with remaining teaspoon of cinnamon.

Bake for about 30 minutes, until topping is slightly puffed and deep golden brown.

Serve warm with a scoop of homemade ice cream, if you have it :o)   

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  1. Melissa says:

    Sounds delicious!!

    Here from Ultimate Recipe Swap.

  2. Mrs. June Fuentes says:

    Jaime–this looks delicious!!! Thanks so much for coming by yesterday. Wish you could've stayed for the study and tea. Maybe next time! Thanks for linking up and have a wonderful day with your beautiful family!

    Many blessings…

  3. Jasmine says:

    Jaime, this looks delicious. I can't wait to try a few of your recipes. Thanks for linking up.

    Have a beautiful Thanksgiving.

  4. Patrizia Woelfel says:

    Hi Jaime,

    Your b log is so refreshing and delicious. Can not wait to make some of the recipes. I have read both the Help Meet book by Debbie Pearl and the Desperate Housewife one..my favorites..and now I am starting again to read Spiritual Motherhood by S. Hunt

    What a blessing to come across your Blog and looking forward in trying the yogurt recipe and the others…how fun…I want to make bagels but a bit intimidating..but seems easy enough!!!

    Thank you!


    • Jaime says:

      Thank you, Patrizia! If you do make the bagels, let me know how you like them!

  5. This looks like a perfect fall cake!! I am excited to try this cake this fall.