We ended up celebrating Thanksgiving with the Dewey family. They always include us in their family events and treat us like we are part of the family. They are the best! We had a great time with everyone.
1 cup all-purpose flour
½ teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon baking soda
¼ teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon, divided
Pinch of fresh nutmeg
½ stick unsalted butter, softened
2/3 cup granulated sugar
½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 large egg
½ cup shaken buttermilk
1 large Granny Smith apple, peeled, and sliced
2 Tablespoons brown sugar
Turbinado sugar (to sprinkle on top of cake)
Preheat oven to 400°F with rack in middle. Butter and flour a 9-inch round cake pan.
Whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, ½ teaspoon of the cinnamon, and nutmeg.
Beat butter and 2/3 cup sugar with an electric mixer at medium-high speed until pale and fluffy. Beat in vanilla. Add egg and beat until combined.
At low speed, mix in flour mixture in 3 batches, alternating with buttermilk, beginning and ending with flour, and mixing until just combined.
In a small bowl, combine the apple slices with the brown sugar and other ½ teaspoon cinnamon. Stir until apples are coated.
Spoon batter into cake pan, smoothing top. Place sliced apples evenly over top and sprinkle with turbinado sugar.
Bake until cake is golden and a wooden pick inserted into center comes out clean, about 25 minutes. Cool in pan 10 minutes, then turn out onto a rack and cool to warm, 10 to 15 minutes more. Invert onto a plate. Serve with vanilla ice cream if you wish.
If you like this apple buttermilk cake, you might also like:
Plum Nectarine Buttermilk Cake from Two Peas and Their Pod
Salt-Kissed Buttermilk Cake from 101 Cookbooks
Strawberry Buttermilk Cake from Dishing Up Delights
Buttermilk Spice Cake w/Cream Cheese Frosting from One Perfect Bite
Peach Almond Cake from Two Peas and Their Pod
your photos are so beautiful as well! .. they get better and better 🙂
Maria, you always have the BEST looking recipes!
What a great last minute dessert. Can't go wrong with an apple dessert.
This reminds me of the summer raspberry buttermilk cake?
I loved that one, so if it's anything like that one, I am going to try it with apples.
Hope you had a great turkey day!
Good cake, BUT, I’m totally confused about the 2/3 cup plus 1.5 T sugar divided. Instructions say beat 2/3 cup sugar & butter. What happens with the 1.5 T & why divided. Help!
Thanks for catching that! I updated the recipe. You don’t need the extra sugar if you use the Turbinado sugar, which I did:)
1/2 stick butter not half a cup right
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