Almond Apple Loaf  is a buttery almond flavored pound cake is loaded with cinnamon sugared apples sprinkled with sliced amaretto soaked almonds and baked to perfection!  This is a great addition to your holiday table!

Apple Almond Loaf

Who wants to win a Kitchen-Aid Mixer just in time for Christmas?  A group of my blogging friends and I are so excited to be giving away one to one of our lucky readers!  We are all also sharing proponents of a perfect holiday meal with you.  This is something you will not want to miss out on!Last year I happened to enter a Kitchen Aid giveaway and won!  The day we were moving into our new house (the week right before Christmas) I received an email that I had won.  I was shocked and really couldn’t believe it.  After all, I already had a Kitchen Aid!  However, my mom became the lucky new owner of that new beautiful blue mixer.  It felt so great to give her that gift knowing she would be using it all the time.

Catch a glimpse of the meal we are all sharing with you (isn’t it gorgeous?!) and be sure to check it all out tomorrow with the links to recipes!

Almond Apple Loaf
Be sure to stop back by tomorrow when the giveaway begins and enter!  The giveaway will run from November 13-24th when one lucky person will become the winner!
Apple Almond Loaf
My delicious recipe that I am sharing with you for the holiday dinner is one that you could serve for dessert, or for a party you may be having over the holidays.  It would be sure to impress anyone you gave it to!  I loved this recipe, it was pound cake like in texture and had an amazing almond flavor.  I shared most of this loaf with my hairdresser.  Oh yes, the lucky people in my life that get fed by me because I can’t eat it.  I received a message from her later thanking me for the yummy bread.  I’m sure if you serve this to your friends you will get the same response!
Almond Apple Loaf
Author: Grumpy’s Honeybunch
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Serves: 12 servings
  • 2 large apples, peeled and cut into 1/4 inch slices (about 3 cups)
  • 1 cup plus 3 tablespoons sugar, divided
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2/3 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup slivered almonds
  • 2 tablespoons amaretto (optional)
  1. In large bowl combined the apples, 3 tablespoons of sugar and cinnamon. Let stand for 1 hour. Toss slivered almonds with amaretto and set aside.
  2. In another bowl, cream butter and remaining cup of sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time. Add almond extract. Mix flour and salt together in a small bowl. Gradually add flour to creamed mixture mixing until smooth.
  3. Place batter in a 9×5 inch glass loaf pan that has been sprayed with cooking spray. Press apples vertically into batter. Top with slivered almonds. Using a spoon, ladle any amaretto left from the almonds over the top of loaf prior to baking.
  4. Bake at 300 degree for 1-1/2 to 1-3/4 hours or until a cake tester comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack.

About the Author: Shelby Law Ruttan

Shelby is the author/owner of Grumpy's Honeybunch. Established in 2007, she shares and preserves family recipes as well as recipes for cooking light and keto. She is an experienced, self-taught home cook who loves to share recipes with others. You can see her work on websites such as Veal Made Easy, Parade, Community Table, SoFab Food, Yummly, and FoodGawker.


  1. Maureen November 12, 2014 at 10:34 am - Reply

    This apple and almond loaf is heavenly. I love apples in just about anything but how wonderful to sit down with a cup of tea and a slice of this loaf? I think I should make this on the weekend.

  2. Kecia'sFlavor Breakthrough November 12, 2014 at 11:52 am - Reply

    What a fun giveaway and delicious recipe!!

  3. Marye November 12, 2014 at 12:19 pm - Reply

    Looks so good! I have a similar one…always a hit!

  4. Jenny Unternahrer November 12, 2014 at 9:01 pm - Reply

    This loaf looks fantastic, pinning for later!

  5. Mandee Pogue November 12, 2014 at 9:16 pm - Reply

    This looks so good! A perfect sweet treat for this time of year!

  6. Life Tastes Good November 12, 2014 at 9:29 pm - Reply

    Wow! That worked out great for you last year and what a generous gift to be able to give your mom. I bet she cherishes that mixer! This loaf sounds delicious. I'm adding it to my Thanksgiving to-do list! Thanks!!

  7. Renee Paj November 12, 2014 at 9:51 pm - Reply

    This really does look like an amazing cake! Add a scoop of ice cream to mine please! haha

  8. Carrie R November 13, 2014 at 1:40 am - Reply

    This bread looks so moist! 🙂 Loving the apples and almonds in this.

  9. Sandra Shaffer November 13, 2014 at 4:26 am - Reply

    Oh my goodness! This Apple Almond Loaf sure looks scrumptious!! I could make several loafs with a KitchenAid mixer!!

  10. November 13, 2014 at 5:08 am - Reply

    I love the combination of apples and almonds, this bread looks delicious!

  11. Rachael November 13, 2014 at 6:34 am - Reply

    I just love this bread! It has all the yummy things I want in a bread. Mmmm

  12. Erica S ( November 13, 2014 at 4:27 pm - Reply

    Beautiful bread and beautiful holiday spread! I imagine a slice of this would be great in the morning too with a nice hot cup of coffee 🙂

  13. Nicole Neverman November 14, 2014 at 1:32 am - Reply

    This apple and almond loaf sounds amazing, Shelby! If you had a moment, I would be delighted if you'd pop on over to my blog and add this (and maybe 2 others!) to the #PureBlogLove link party 🙂

  14. From Valeries Kitchen November 17, 2014 at 5:53 pm - Reply

    This such a comfy, cozy recipe! Love baking with apples. Gorgeous photos, Shelby 🙂

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  16. Patsy November 5, 2015 at 6:36 pm - Reply

    I can almost smell the decliousness of this bread! I would love a slice right now!

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  19. Tany December 20, 2019 at 7:14 am - Reply

    The apple almond loaf is good. I was going to see if there a way to make it moister.

    • Shelby Law Ruttan December 21, 2019 at 11:11 am - Reply

      Hi Tany, Thanks for stopping by. I hope you enjoyed the recipe! Sometimes the apples used can make a difference in moistness, however a pound cake is a tighter texture so it’s not like a regular cake. It sounds like you might want something other than a pound cake. Have you tried the Salted Caramel Apple Cake? That one might be closer to what you are looking for. Thanks again! ~Shelby

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