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Cherry Apple Cake sitting on a black table topped with caramelized sugar, 3 red apples on the side.
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5 from 2 votes

Cherry Apple Cake

This Cherry Apple Cake is a pie but it has so many similarities to a cake! This sweet and simple dessert is beyond delicious and perfect for the upcoming holiday season! And the beauty of this recipe is it can be made with a variety of different fruits!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8 people
Calories: 375kcal
Author: Amanda Mason

Ingredients

  • 12 ounces frozen pitted cherries, (or cranberries)
  • 1 Granny Smith apple, peeled, cored, and diced
  • ½ cup light brown sugar, lightly packed
  • 1 tablespoon orange zest
  • ¼ cup freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 1 ⅛ teaspoons ground cinnamon, divided
  • 2 extra-large eggs
  • 1 cup plus 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1 stick unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup sour cream
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • ¼ teaspoon salt

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit. 
  • Combine the frozen cherries, diced apple, brown sugar, orange zest, orange juice, and 1 teaspoon of the cinnamon in a medium bowl.
  • Lightly mix together in a big mixing bowl and set aside.
  • In the bowl of an electric mixer (I use a KitchenAid) fitted with the paddle attachment, beat the eggs on medium-high speed for 2 minutes.
  • After 2 minutes, switch the mixer to a medium speed and add 1 cup of the granulated sugar, butter, vanilla, and sour cream and beat just until combined.
  • After 1 minutes, turn your mixer to low speed and slowly add the flour and salt.
  • Pour the fruit mixture evenly into a 10-inch glass pie plate.
  • Pour the batter over the fruit, covering it completely.
  • Combine the remaining 1 tablespoon of granulated sugar and ⅛ teaspoon of cinnamon and sprinkle it over the batter. Bake for 1 hour.
  • Serve warm or at room temperature. Top with vanilla ice cream.

Notes

NOTE:
  1. This dessert is VERY versatile! You can switch out cherries and use ANY type of fruit you want! Here's some examples:
  • cranberries
  • plums
  • blueberries
  • peaches
     2. I've not attempted to make a Gluten Free version of this recipe yet, but one should be able to use a gluten free flour in place of the all purpose flour.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 375kcal