• Makes 1
  • Difficulty Easy
  • 18 Ingredients

This Apple Fritter bread recipe has taken over my Facebook feed. Every second post is a photo of a scrumptious looking loaf of scrumptious apple fritter bread.

To be honest, the loaf looks more homely than Insta-worthy and initially, it didn’t look like my kind of thing to bake. (I’m more of a chocolate kind of girl.) But after hearing hundreds of comments stating how AMAZING and how DELICIOUS this was, I knew I had to give it a try.

Every minute, there was a new photo of Apple Fritter bread with comments saying that the bread was polished off in a day. Right, I had to give it a go!

The Apple Fritter Bread is actually more like a cinnamon tea cake than bread – actually I would probably rename it to Apple Fritter Cake and it also comes with a warning. This treat is so moreish that you just can’t stop at only one piece.

I actually doubled the recipe the first time I made this and baked one gigantic Apple Fritter bread loaf. It took forever to bake but turned out just perfect. Moist and delicious with a gorgeous cinnamon-sugar and apple swirl throughout the cake. YUM!

The next time I made the Apple Fritter Bread /cake, I made a single portion and the size and proportions were just perfect. You could probably get away with adding more apple if you prefer a more fruity, moist bread but I think it’s just right exactly as it is.

You can use any kind of apple for this apple fritter bread recipe. If you prefer a more sour/sweet combo, then Granny Smith apples are your go. But we used Fuji apples as that’s all we had at home.

You can also add a glaze after the bread has cooled down. I prefer mixing up a thicker glaze so that this creates a more doughnutty look but you can also keep the drizzle really thin or even leave it off completely.

Other change-ups include adding some chopped walnuts and even chocolate chips to the batter. The variations are only limited to your imagination.

This is a perfect Autumn / Winter loaf and I promise once you’ve tried making it once, it will become a family favourite.

apple fritter cake bread

Ingredients (makes 1 Loaf)

  • 115g unsalted butter, softened
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 2 eegs, preferably extra-large
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla essence
  • 1 1/2 cups flour (all-purpose)
  • 1 3/4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/3 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 apples (large), peeled and cored and cut into small pieces
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 cup icing sugar
  • 1 - 3 teaspoons milk


  1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C. Line the bottom of a 23 x 13cm (9x5-inch) loaf pan with baking paper and spray all over with non-stick spray.
  2. Mix 1/3 cup brown sugar and 1 teaspoon cinnamon together in a bowl. Set aside.
  3. Mix together the flour and baking powder together in another bowl and set aside.
  4. In another bowl (or use an electric mixer), beat the sugar and softened butter together until smooth and creamy.
  5. Beat in 2 eggs, one at a time until blended in; add in 1 & 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract and mix in.
  6. Add the flour mixture into creamed butter mixture and mix until blended.
  7. Mix the milk into batter and continue mixing until smooth.
  8. In a separate bowl, mix the apple pieces in with the sugar and cinammon
  9. Pour half the batter into the prepared loaf pan; add half the chopped apple mixture with the sugar and cinnamon added in.
  10. Sprinkle half of the brown sugar/cinnamon mixture you set aside earlier, on top of apple layer.
  11. Pour the remaining batter over the apple layer and top with remaining chopped apples, then the remaining brown sugar/cinnamon mixture.
  12. Bake in the oven for about 60 minutes until a toothpick inserted in the center of the loaf comes out clean.
  13. Let loaf cool in the tin for about 15 minutes and then remove carefully from the pan to let cool off completely on a cooling rack.
  14. To make glaze, mix 1 cup powdered sugar and 1 to 3 tablespoons milk (depending on how thin or thick you want the glaze to be) and mix together.
  15. Once the loaf is completely cool, drizzle the glaze over the loaf.

This recipe has been inspired by the wonderful Baking Chocolatess.
  • This sounds delicious and quite easy to make. Might have to make this for my next morning tea


  • Mouth watering. This is just what I need for morning tea with my coffee.


  • Just ate this and omg it’s delicious.


  • I love apple tea cake, so I’m guessing I will enjoy this too. With the weather cooling down again, I’ll be able to make this :)


  • My mum is going to love this apple bread loaf. I think I’ll try it with Granny Smiths, she prefers a less sweet taste with her cakes and I’m sure she’ll enjoy this. I love all the extra tips for variations for this recipe, thank you.


  • Oh, I can smell it already, mmmm, yes please. Will be shopping in a few days, adding to the list.


  • I’m sure it would taste amazing but a little too much sugar for my taste.


  • I love the combination of ingredients- apple and cinnamon- yum!


  • Wow such a lovely autumn recipe! Perfect for when you have fruit you need to use up


  • This looks amazing. I am going to give this a try.


  • this looks and sounds rather interesting


  • I like this interesting recipe,will definitely try it!


  • I do believe this is something I can make and it looks so delicious.


  • Wow, that sounds amazing!


  • Thanks for sharing


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