Apple Recipes

Apple Cake recipe

Apples in cake? You bet - and it's a recipe that can be whipped together in a single bowl. Finish off the cake with your favorite whipped cream or frosting recipe, such as vanilla or lemon.


2 cups diced apples
1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
1 cup sugar
½ cup vegetable oil
1 egg, beaten
1 teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon cinnamon
½ teaspoon salt


1) Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly grease an 8-inch round cake pan.

2) Combine all ingredients in a large bowl; whisk until lightly mixed. Pour into prepared cake pan and bake until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean, about 30 minutes. Remove from oven and cool 15 minutes; remove from cake pan and cool completely.

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Apple Cake Review by Brandi on July 1st, 2011:

This recipe was super easy to follow, and it tastes amazing. I only had to bake it for 20 minutes, rather than 30. I think I might make this more often!

Comment by Fateha on August 18th, 2011:

It is delicious and its texture of soft diced apples and dough give a wonderful experience of eating. Standing ovation to being easy to make.

Apple Cake Review by Tanya on August 22nd, 2011:

Awesome! Tastes great! I added an extra sliced apple on top of cake before I baked it and added a little extra sugar on top.

Apple Cake Review by Ang on August 25th, 2011:

Super easy and tastes great. I will be making this again and again!

Apple Cake Review by Diane on September 1st, 2011:

I doubled the batch and put in glass pan... baked as described.., simply awesome recipe, very easy!

Apple Cake Review by Bertie Hardison on September 11th, 2011:

This is one of the easiest and tastiest apple cake I have ever made. I used NC mountain apples that were brought to us from some friends. This is will a recipe I not only use often but will be one I will share as well.

Apple Cake Review by Diane on October 4th, 2011:

Love this recipe, I add a few extra apples, batter seems like it's not going to work but it does. Awesome :)

Apple Cake Review by Molly on October 9th, 2011:

I made this recipe today. I used 4 cups of small chopped apples, in a 8x8 inch glass pan. At 350 degrees it took 55 minutes to bake and have the cake rise properly before it was done. I also sprinkled Heath English Toffee Bits over the top of the batter before baking. Easy to make but have tasted better, it was just o.k.

Apple Cake Review by Christina on October 30th, 2011:

I doubled the recipe, but used only half the sugar. Substituted applesause for the oil. Baked in bundt pan for 50 min. Delicious and easy!

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Apple Cake Review by Maroussia on December 12th, 2011:

I made it with double quantities of everything except sugar. It took longer than stated to bake, but the result is really wonderful, in spite of my having doubts while I tried to mix the dough, which is really stiff. An easy and delicious cake.

Apple Cake Review by Sue Flint on January 21st, 2012:

This was not a "whisk" recipe. I added another egg and then some kefir until it was mixable. I also doubled the recipe and mixed pears and apples, along with some dried cranberries. Took about 50 minutes but worth it!

Apple Cake Review by Sabrina Scruggs on January 29th, 2012:

I found this recipe delicious and very easy. I first made it a few weeks ago and have since made it for other family members and friends. Everyone that tried it liked it, even when I once put too much oil in by mistake.

Apple Cake Review by Jacky on October 3rd, 2012:

Really easy to make, tastes great. I added some brown sugar on top before baking and a bit of melted butter to mix the batter easier. Next time I'll grate the apples, kids didn't like the pieces :)

Apple Cake Review by Lori Maloney on December 21st, 2012:

I have been making this cake for years and everyone loves it. I add 1/2 cup chopped walnuts and bake for closer to 50 minutes. My family wants to eat it for breakfast the next morning. The texture is not like a traditional cake.

Apple Cake Review by Nejla on March 16th, 2013:

Delicious! Yum, also added brown sugar on top... It looked like it was a failure but turned out great after baking

Apple Cake Review by Sandra Adcox on November 20th, 2013:

I made this very good and moist also easy a quick cake and yummy :)

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Apple Cake Review by D Frost on June 8th, 2014:

I hadn't baked a cake before but, as I had a lot of apples lying around, I decided to give this recipe a try.

I didn't use cinnamon as I didn't have any. I substituted half the sugar for honey; the vegtable oil for rice bran oil.

I'm very happy with the result and glad I gave it a try.

Apple Cake Review by Carla on July 22nd, 2014:

I discovered this recipe last year and I've made it a lot of times since then! It's so easy and tasty! I usually add some seeds on top for a bit of extra crunch :)

Fdegrees Fahrenheit
2 cupsabout 473ml (473.18 mililitres based on 236.59 mililitres in a US cup)
1 cupsabout 355ml (354.885 mililitres based on 236.59 mililitres in a US cup)
1 cupabout 237ml (236.59 mililitres based on 236.59 mililitres in a US cup)
cupabout 118ml (118.295 mililitres based on 236.59 mililitres in a US cup)


Published: September 28, 2010
Average rating of 4.65 stars based on 17 reviews.
Summary: Apples in cake? You bet - and it's a recipe that can be whipped together in a single bowl. Finish off the cake with your favorite whipped cream or frosting recipe, such as vanilla or lemon.
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