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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


  • 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


  • 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.


  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.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 375kcal