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Sour Cream Apple Cake

Sour Cream Apple Cake is soft, tender, and loaded with apples and cinnamon. The crumb topping gives the cake a buttery crunch along with a creamy, sweet glaze to top it off! Such a classic recipe!

Sour Cream Apple Cake

Well, it’s that time of year again to make sure your kitchen is fully stocked with apples and cinnamon. Of course baking with this winning combo makes your house smell delicious, but you also end up with a cake that you will absolutely LOVE!

I feel like this cake is the mash-up of two super popular recipes that I have already on my site, my Apple Fritter Cake and my Easy Cinnamon Roll Cake. Basically if you like those, you will LOVE this one.

I have a bunch of new apple recipes coming at ya this season, so get ready to go apple picking…and in the meantime, get baking!

Sour Cream Apple Cake

The cake itself is very easy…and I know there are some of you who don’t like sour cream, but trust me in that you can’t taste it in this recipe at all. BUT if you don’t have sour cream, you can sub full fat Greek Yogurt in its place.

Sour Cream Apple Cake

The fun part about this cake is there is not only a cinnamon crumb topping, you have a cinnamon sugar swirl in every bite.

Just spread half the batter into a 9×13 and swirl in half the cinnamon sugar mixture the recipe calls for.

Sour Cream Apple Cake

Then top it with the remaining batter and swirl in the rest of the cinnamon sugar!

Sour Cream Apple Cake

And certainly you can stop there, but let’s all agree that anything with crumb topping is better.

Sour Cream Apple Cake

Once it’s baked you can really go the extra mile and drizzle a sweet icing on top. It’s the right thing to do.

Sour Cream Apple Cake

Enjoy this cake warm or at room temperature. It just depends on how much will power you have!

Sour Cream Apple Cake

I created this cake for my brand partner Imperial Sugar, whom I have worked with for years and simply adore. So for the FULL RECIPE hop on over to the Imperial Sugar website!


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8 comments on “Sour Cream Apple Cake”


    This cake seems very delicious. I love this types of cakes. It is easy to make. I must try this for my family.

  2. Onkar Bhosale

    Thank you for a beautiful sour cream apple cake recipe. Made this tonight for my family and the kitchen smells divine. It tastes even better.

  3. Oh you’re right…the recipe doesn’t show the icing! I just used 1 cup of powdered sugar and 1-2 tablespoons of milk! That’s it! I’ll get that updated!

    1. Thank you, Shelly! I can’t wait to make this! I’m going to make it instead of apple crisp as one of my Thanksgiving desserts this year, which is in a few weeks (Canada). Thank you for your always wonderful recipes – your blog has become a go-to for me!

  4. This is just what I was looking for! I wouldn’t want to leave out the drizzle of sweet icing, though – what did you use for it?

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