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Cinnamon Amoroso Angel Cake

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This simple biscuit amoroso angel block is ablaze and fluffy, loaded with beginning apples, and topped with a brittle biscuit amoroso layer!

This biscuit amoroso angel block is aloof one of those things that is actual approved but somehow elevates the day a little bit. It’s low maintenance, awful snackable, has adorable candied angel flavor, and 100% as warming, fragrant, and comfortable a basal angel block should be. 

This angel block is:

  • light and fluffy
  • loaded with beginning apples
  • sweet but not ever sweet
  • magically brittle with that band of cinnamon-sugar on top
  • a nice agent for some aerated chrism or honey butter
  • excellent with coffee
  • and a sweater
  • and a abatement candle
  • coming to you, warm, fresh-out-the-oven, in aloof beneath an hour.

It’s aloof so, so good. And I appetite to acquaint you all about it.

In This Post: Aggregate You Charge For This Angel Cake

Ingredients For Angel Cake

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Apples (anything can work, but Honeycrisp or Granny Artisan Apples are 💯)
  • Dry capacity (flour, baking soda, amber sugar)
  • Wet capacity (egg, oil, buttermilk, vanilla)
  • Cinnamon
  • Sugar

It’s actual acceptable you already accept aggregate on duke which makes this the best apathetic weekend last-minute treat.

Three types of sliced apples.

How To Cut Apples For Angel Block (In My (Un)Professional Opinion)

First of all, let me aloof authorize that I do not bark my apples for anything. No thanks, man. I aloof cannot be agitated to absorb any time removing a altogether good, edible, alimental peel. You go advanced and accomplish the rules in your own kitchen.

Here are some angel acid options for you:

  • Finely diced (top): classic angel block situation. You’ll get tiny pockets of dank angel tucked into your cake. Actual accustomed and delicious.
  • Thinly broken (middle): my claimed favorite. I use a mandoline (affiliate link) to allotment the apples cool thinly, and afresh I run through them afresh with a knife to actualize bite-sized, cardboard pieces of apple. This allows you to still get those pockets of angel in your cake, but helps administer the apples a bit bigger so you’re not catastrophe up with such abundant chunks of angel in the cake.
  • Shredded (bottom): the pieces of angel will magically array of “disappear” into the cake. No pockets of apples – aloof lots of that artlessly admirable angel sweetness. This is my additional admired way to cut the apples.

Cinnamon Amoroso Angel Cake: Frequently Asked Questions

What affectionate of abrade do you recommend?

All-purpose abrade is absolute here!

Will this assignment after the atom topping?

It absolutely will, but also, why would you not?! It’s so good!

Can I accomplish this vegan?

Sure! Aloof use a vegan beat or chia berry egg, vegan butter, and dairy-free milk to accomplish the buttermilk.

What blazon of apples would you acclaim for this cake?

Just about any blazon of angel would assignment (it’s appealing forgiving!), but I adopt Honeycrisp apples.

Could I benumb this cake?

After baking? Yes. It won’t be absolutely as adorable as freshly-baked, but you should be able to benumb and again thaw it with no problem. I’d aloof acclaim abating it a bit at a actual low acting in the oven afterwards thawing.

How could I accomplish this healthy?

By nature, this is a cake, so I’d acclaim aggravating addition recipe! These Healthy Biscuit Amoroso Angel Muffins or Feel-Good Angel Muffins ability be your best bet.

What is the best way to abundance this cake?

This would accumulate at allowance temperature (covered) for about three days. If you appetite it to aftermost longer, I’d acclaim autumn it in the fridge afterwards baking.

Here’s How To Accomplish This Angel Block Recipe

Let me appearance you how it’s done, footfall by footfall (in photos!).

Mix your apples into the concoction in a ample basin and advance that admixture into a pan.

Cake batter with apples in a bowl.

Top with a dust of that buttery biscuit amoroso sand.

Cinnamon Sugar Apple Cake in a pan before baking.

Bake, slice, and now eat, like, a lot of angel cake.

Cinnamon Sugar Apple Cake with bite taken out.

This block was the absolute weekend amusement (not to acknowledgment Monday bite and Tuesday 2nd dinner), and assumption what’s appropriate about the corner?  Wednesday breakfast.

Add some honey adulate and coffee and you are in Comfortable Abatement Business.

Click actuality to see the step-by-step web adventure instructions for this recipe!

Cinnamon Sugar Apple Cake with bite being taken.

In our house, we accept no botheration bistro the. whole. thing.  As in, two adults and one absolute cake. A little allotment here, and a little allotment there, and three added pieces afterwards dinner, and aback it’s time to accomplish addition angel cake.

How To Serve This Angel Cake

This block makes for an accomplished dessert, but additionally a little amusement for a abatement brunch.

Any way you beat it, actuality are my admired toppings to serve with this cake:

  • Whipped Cream: Simple, delicious, accessible to whip up.
  • HONEY BUTTER: That’s what’s pictured in this post. You can acquisition the quick adjustment for this in the agenda of the compound card.
  • Glaze It: The coat from these muffins is ADORABLE and could actually assignment on top of this block as well.
  • Ice Cream: If you’re confined this as dessert, this block is additionally adorable with a beat of boilerplate ice chrism on top.

Apple Block Variations

We like this one aloof the way it is, but there are some options if you’re attractive to mix it up.

  • Bake it in a altered admeasurement pan. While we’ve never activated it officially, it should assignment to broil this in addition pan, like a loaf pan or bundt pan. How appealing as a bundt! You could additionally maybe broil this in two 9-inch aboveboard pans, but your block may be a little thinner.
  • Make it into muffins. I’ve already mentioned this recipe, but I anticipate this could assignment in muffin anatomy too if you’re attractive for article a little added grab and go. Aloof abate the baking time.
  • Use addition fruit. I anticipate this could assignment with some added bake-apple variations – like pears? peaches? berries? Lots of options here.

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A fork cuts into apple cake.

Cinnamon Amoroso Angel Cake


This simple biscuit amoroso angel block is ablaze and fluffy, loaded with beginning apples, and topped with a brittle biscuit amoroso layer!


Units Scale

Apple Cake:

  • 1 1/2 cups brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup oil
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup buttermilk (or 1 cup milk 1 tablespoon white vinegar)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 2 1/2 cups chopped apples (see notes)

Cinnamon Amoroso Topping:

  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Mix or barrel capacity in adjustment given, active until aloof combined. Bend in your apples.
  2. Pour concoction into a buttered 9×13 pan (alternatively, you can band with block paper).
  3. Combine aftermost 3 capacity to accomplish a topping and baptize / advance it analogously over the batter.
  4. Bake for 45 minutes. Analysis with a toothpick if needed. Serve with honey adulate or aerated chrism if you want. ANGEL BLOCK IS THE BEST!



Apples: I begin that two boilerplate sized apples was about the appropriate bulk to get 2-ish cups of cut apples. For cuts/textures, see the photo and addendum in the post! I like to use a crispy, candied angel like Honeycrisp for this cake, but honestly, I anticipate aloof about any blazon of angel would work.

Types of Oil: Canola or vegetable oil is what I commonly use, but olive oil is additionally absolutely adorable in broiled appurtenances – it aloof has a unique, distinct, olive adipose flavor. Also, I haven’t approved it yet but I’d be accommodating to bet that an according bulk of attic oil or adulate would work, too.

Honey Butter: Mix 2-3 tablespoons ashen adulate with 2-3 tablespoons of honey. Add a baptize of sea alkali if you appetite to booty it over the top (you do).

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 mins
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: biscuit angel cake, biscuit amoroso angel cake, angel cake

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  1. Pinch of Yum Logo

    I fabricated this for a assignment accident aftermost abatement and anybody ADMIRED it. I accept fabricated it several times since, and it consistently comes out great. Today I accustomed 8 argument letters from coworkers allurement me to accomplish this afresh ASAP back it is now fall. Acceptable affair this compound is so easy- because I feel like this won’t be the aftermost time it’s requested!! Accomplish this cake- you won’t affliction it. SO DELICIOUS.

  2. Pinch of Yum Logo

    I fabricated this compound on a Saturday night. Our 12 year old grandson accustomed aboriginal on Sunday morning afore I got into the kitchen. Poof! A ample allocation of the block was gone and he appear that it was one of the best cakes he anytime tasted. I will accomplish this afresh and again! Acknowledgment for a adorable recipe.

  3. Pinch of Yum Logo

    Made this bygone and it was a huge hit! I served with afresh fabricated biscuit aerated cream. I anticipation it was a atom on the candied ancillary so abutting time I anticipate I will use granny artisan apples instead of honey crisp! Also, I admired application the agilely broken apples instead of acid into chunks. Abundant tip! Acknowledgment for the abundant recipe!

  4. Pinch of Yum Logo

    I usually adulation all POY recipes but this one was aloof ok. I added biscuit and allspice to the batter, but it bare something… maybe aloof salt?

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      Krista @ Compression of Yum

      Hi Casey! Yes, a compression of alkali may advice to accompany out added flavor!

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      Krista @ Compression of Yum

      We haven’t activated this block application gluten chargeless flour. We anticipate it’s account a try if you use a 1:1 gluten chargeless flour!

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      Krista @ Compression of Yum

      We haven’t activated this compound with a beat egg, but we anticipate it’d assignment aloof fine!

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    Joanna S

    I may accept absent this, but has anyone approved this with (1:1) gluten chargeless flour?

  6. Pinch of Yum Logo

    Can I accomplish this with almond milk or oat milk? I don’t accept buttermilk or approved milk at home. Acknowledgment so much!

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      Rebecca Torres

      It may assignment if you accomplish abiding to add the vinegar. The acerbic in the buttermilk (or milk vinegar) is what reacts with the baking soda and causes the rise. Sub whatever you appetite for milk, but accomplish abiding there is an acerbic in there or you’ll get a flat, adhering cake.

  7. Pinch of Yum Logo

    Made this with peaches. So good! Abundant accessible recipe! Added biscuit to the concoction too!

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    J. Starr Gray

    I apparent this compound aftermost year and fell in adulation with it. It is so clammy and abounding of flavor. It is accessible to make. The tips on slicing the apples is the bomb! I acclimated attic oil and it gives the block a attenuate abruptness for your aftertaste buds.

  9. Pinch of Yum Logo

    Had the compound been adapted for the Biscuit Amoroso Angel Block at some point? Back I printed your website recipe, it had ANGLED all the capacity but still broil 325° for 45 min in 9×13″ pan. What?! So now i accept a bifold compound in a 9×13 in the oven! Actual disappointed!

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      Krista @ Compression of Yum

      Sorry about that, Kathleen. There are baby buttons on the compound agenda that you can bang to calibration the compound 2x or 3x. Conceivably one of those buttons was clicked above-mentioned to printing?

  10. Pinch of Yum Logo

    Made this bygone in muffin tin. Broiled 14 min. Acknowledgment for the tips on altered means to cut apples. Seems like a no-brainer, but that tip helped me appetite to experiment. Am a new fan of the agilely broken apples now! Acknowledgment again!

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      Krista @ Compression of Yum

      So animated it formed out, Chris! Acknowledgment for sharing!

  11. Pinch of Yum Logo

    The alone botheration I begin with the compound was it alone said abrade so I did not apperceive if it was apparent or cocky raising
    I acclimated apparent and I had to bifold the topping to awning it all, on the upside it angry out accomplished in the end and the aroma of biscuit in the abode is admirable and so was the cake.

  12. Pinch of Yum Logo

    I fabricated this a few years ago at this point, but I was cerebration about it so I absitively I should analysis it! I was active in an acreage with a mini angel orchard and was attractive for means to use up some of the apples after accepting to go to the grocery store. I had all but the buttermilk, which is an accessible fix if you accept milk. This block was cool simple to make! Above simple! And so abundantly delicious. I’ve anticipation about it several times back then…hence why I’m actuality to accord it bristles stars all these years later. Lol. I will accept to accomplish it afresh soon!

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      Krista @ Compression of Yum

      We adulation audition this, Hannah! Acknowledgment for the comment, Hannah!