Frosted Apple Cinnamon Snack Cake

Frosted Apple Cinnamon Snack Cake

Fresh apples baked in a moist, delicious cake and topped with pecans and an amazing glaze!  This delicious Frosted Apple Cinnamon Snack Cake is perfect for an after-school snack, lunch box treat or a delicious dessert any day of the week!

Fresh apples baked in a moist, delicious cake and topped with pecans and an amazing glaze, this snack cake is amazing! Perfect for an after-school snack, lunch box treat or a delicious dessert any day of the week!

Frosted Apple Cinnamon Snack Cake

I know I’ve probably mentioned it a time or two, but fall is hands-down my favorite season.  College football, cool crisp weather, pumpkins, fall festivals and back to school supplies – all of these things bring such warm feelings and happy memories.  Now that we live in Northern Virginia the past several years we’ve begun a new fall family tradition of going apple picking in the Shenandoah mountains.  There are some gorgeous orchards not far from where we live, and we always seem to come home with way more apples than we know what to do with.  This year I’ve got a great recipe to enjoy those sweet, delicious apples – my Frosted Apple Cinnamon Snack Cake!

How this simple snack cake comes together:

 

Fresh apples baked in a moist, delicious cake and topped with pecans and an amazing glaze, this snack cake is amazing! Perfect for an after-school snack, lunch box treat or a delicious dessert any day of the week!

Step 1: Start with a Cake Mix!

With the help of the Pillsbury Purely Simple Vanilla Cake and Frosting mixes, this snack cake couldn’t be easier to make!  The batter comes together quickly and easy.  For this snack cake, I poured the batter into a 15″ baking pan, which will allow for nice sized squares of cake.  Once I spread the batter, I will sprinkle my apple chunks right on top.  When baking, this cake will make your house smell amazing!  The aromas of apples and cinnamon are such a wonderful fall fragrance!

Fresh apples baked in a moist, delicious cake and topped with pecans and an amazing glaze, this snack cake is amazing! Perfect for an after-school snack, lunch box treat or a delicious dessert any day of the week!

Step 2: Bake the Cake and Let Cool

After baking, allow your cake to cool for about 10 minutes.  From here, have your chopped pecans ready, and mix up your Pillsbury Purely Simple Vanilla Frosting.  You could easily spread this over the entire cake, however, I like to drizzle it, which makes it look really pretty!  Allow the frosting to set for a few minutes before cutting and enjoying the cake.

Would you prefer a homemade frosting option?  Check out my simple tutorial for How to Make Cream Cheese Frosting here:

For many desserts, an amazing cream cheese frosting recipe is literally the icing on the cake! Learn how to make cream cheese frosting with these simple steps and tips for getting that perfect creamy, delicious consistency every time.

 

Fresh apples baked in a moist, delicious cake and topped with pecans and an amazing glaze, this snack cake is amazing! Perfect for an after-school snack, lunch box treat or a delicious dessert any day of the week!

Step 3: Glaze and Add Pecans

The pecans sprinkled on top add a nice crunch to the cake.  I love pairing pecans with apples, as they complement  each other well. You could easily spread the frosting over the entire cake, however, I like to drizzle it, which makes it look really pretty!  Allow the frosting to set for a few minutes before cutting the cake into slices.

Fresh apples baked in a moist, delicious cake and topped with pecans and an amazing glaze, this snack cake is amazing! Perfect for an after-school snack, lunch box treat or a delicious dessert any day of the week!

Step 4: Slice and Enjoy

Cut the cake into snack sized squares for everyone to enjoy!  The inside of this snack cake turns out wonderfully moist and delicious thanks to the  sour cream.  I really love adding sour cream to mixes, as it keeps it so moist!  I also mixed in cinnamon and nutmeg to the batter for a delicious, spiced fall flavor that pairs wonderfully with the apples.

Fresh apples baked in a moist, delicious cake and topped with pecans and an amazing glaze, this snack cake is amazing! Perfect for an after-school snack, lunch box treat or a delicious dessert any day of the week!

If you loved this delicious fall snack cake recipe, be sure to check out some of my other fall treats:

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If you really love apple pie, especially with a fantastic cinnamon sugar crumble on top, then these Dutch Apple Pie Bars are for you! Made with some shortcuts, these apple pie bars are an easy option for a delicious apple dessert, a holiday dinner or even a pot-luck!

Dutch Apple Pie Bars

 

Easy as pie, this Dutch Apple Tart is an even easier version of the classic pie recipe! Sweet, tender apples, and a brown sugar cinnamon pecan crumble are baked to perfection making this tart a perfect addition to your holiday dessert table! Fantastic for Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner!

Dutch Apple Tart with Cinnamon Pecan Crumble

 

The ultimate apple quick bread recipe! Cinnamon, pecans, and lots of fresh apples are baked together making a fantastic treat with your morning coffee or a delicious afternoon snack. An amazing apple recipe perfect for fall baking!

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Here’s how this easy & delicious Frosted Apple Cinnamon Snack Cake Comes together:

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Frosted Apple Cinnamon Snack Cake

Fresh apples baked in a moist, delicious cake and topped with pecans and an amazing glaze, this snack cake is amazing! Perfect for an after-school snack, lunch box treat or a delicious dessert any day of the week!

15 minPrep Time

30 minCook Time

45 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

  • 1 pkg. Pillsbury Purely Simple Vanilla Cake Mix
  • 1 c. sour cream
  • 1/4 c. water
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp. nutmeg
  • 2 c. fresh apples, peeled and diced
  • 2 Tbsp. sugar
  • 1/4 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/3 c. chopped pecans
  • 1 1/2 c. Pillsbury Purely Simple Vanilla Frosting Mix
  • 2 Tbsp. milk

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly spray a 15" baking sheet with baking spray. Set aside.
  2. With a hand or stand mixer, mix together the cake mix along with the sour cream, water and eggs. Mix until creamy and no lumps remain. Add in the cinnamon and nutmeg and mix until combined.
  3. In a small bowl coat the chopped apples with the 2 Tbsp of sugar and 1/4 tsp of cinnamon.
  4. Spread the batter evenly into the prepared pan. Evenly sprinkle the top the batter with the apples. Bake the cake at 350 for 25-30 minutes or until lightly browned on top. Remove from oven and let cool for about 10-15 minutes.
  5. While the cake cools, prepare the frosting by mixing together the frosting mix and milk. Stir until no lumps remain. Chop pecans.
  6. Drizzle the cake with the frosting, and top with the chopped pecans. Let frosting set before cutting. Enjoy! Store any leftovers in an airtight container. Leftovers will keep for up to 2 days.

Notes

If you would prefer to frost the entire cake, utilize the entire package of the Purely Simple frosting mix, and prepare according to package directions. Spread evenly over cooled cake, and top with the pecans.

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This cake makes such a fantastic fall treat!  Surprise your kids with a yummy after-school snack or lunch box treat.  Bring these snack cake squares into work to enjoy with your co-workers and staff.  This cake is also perfect for a PTO meeting, or a fall festival or celebration!

I hope you get to enjoy the bounty of fall and the wonderful treats that come with this glorious season.  Enjoy!  ~Erin

Fresh apples baked in a moist, delicious cake and topped with pecans and an amazing glaze, this snack cake is amazing! Perfect for an after-school snack, lunch box treat or a delicious dessert any day of the week!

 

Comments

  1. I want smell-o-vision for this recipe!! YUM!
  2. That looks so good! I have an apple cake I love to make in the fall, but I put a full layer of cream cheese frosting over it. I like this drizzling idea instead. It's much prettier and would also be easier! #client
  3. Looks so yummy! Perfect for an after school snack to start the school year right!
  4. O this looks great for fall! Pinning! :)
  5. Featuring your recipe on the Inspiration Spotlight party. Pinned & shared. Hope to see you again soon.
  6. Well now I'm ready for a snack! Thanks for sharing on the What's for Dinner Link up!
  7. Apples are great in so many forms. You made this one look really pretty. And it doesn't have to be entirely from scratch. Thanks for sharing on Family Joy Blog Link-up. Please come back and join us again! Remember to leave your host a comment to increase the chance of being featured.
  8. This apple cake sounds amazing. Pinned. Bev
  9. I pinned your awesome Snack Cake, it looks awesome! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday. Have a great weekend and come back to see us real soon! Miz Helen
  10. thank you for sharing this yumminess at TFT. Pinned and featured xo
  11. JaneEllen says:
    Oh boy, I also love Fall and all that goes with it. Can hardly wait to make this. Hope our Target has those cake/frosting mixes. Know Walmart doesn't which is where we do our big shopping when we get paid, 4th. Wed.of each month which is sometimes 5 weeks between paydays. Last time we got paid was 8/23 and finally get paid again on 9/27, OUCH. So if Target has these mixes the wait will be worth it. Happy week
  12. I love the smell and flavor of cinnamon. I'm a little bit behind but I wanted to make sure to check out your post - and thank you for joining the What's for dinner party. Have a wonderful weekend and hope to see you at tomorrow's party too!
  13. Jann Olson says:
    Perfect fall dessert! Thanks for sharing with SYC. hugs, Jann

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