Apple Cake Recipes

A good apple cake recipe turns out moist, dense and down-right delicious. With German and Jewish roots, we’ve tested and selected our favorite old-fashioned apple cake recipes—and included few new spins, too.

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Apple Spice Cake with Brown Sugar Frosting

I am a healthy eater most of the time, but this apple spice cake is worth the splurge! Every year, I treasure the opportunity to make my own birthday cake, and I choose this. You can add a cup of raisins to the batter before baking if you'd like. —Jennifer Owen, Louisville, Kentucky

Figgy Apple Brie Tart

Our holiday gatherings often included baked Brie. I transformed it into a dessert that’s savory and sweet. It makes a...


Walnut Apple Cake

I first tasted this delicious cake at a Halloween party and quickly asked for the recipe. It's not too sweet,...


Apple-Topped Cake

Complete with apples, walnuts, brown sugar and a dash of allspice, slices of this moist cake are perfect with coffee....


Apple Cakes with Lemon Sauce

"Perfect for dessert or brunch, these rich apple mini cakes are irresistible, served with a steaming cup of coffe. I...

Apple Tube Cake

I love this apple bundt cake recipe because the cake has a thin, crunchy crust and a soft, delicious inside....


Saucy Apple Cake

I found this recipe in a Midwestern cookbook. My friends and family consider it one of their favorite desserts. I...

Apple Cake with Caramel Topping

Meet the Cook: A wonderful harvest of apples that we picked up at a local orchard one year inspired me...


Aunt Lou’s Fresh Apple Cake

My Great-Aunt Lou made a luscious fresh apple cake recipe that became a family tradition. My mom makes it for...


William Tell’s Never-Miss Apple Cake

I bake my family-favorite fall cake to usher in this abundant season. It looks so luscious that eating one piece...


Apple Fritter Cake

I was experimenting with a beer bread to make it into a dessert and came up with this delectable apple...

Apple Upside-Down Cake

Topped with walnuts and caramelized tart apple slices, this apple upside-down cake is both easy and dazzling. It never fails...


Walnut Apple Tube Pan Cake

At the campground where my husband and I have a trailer, the campers hold an auction of baked goods every...


Dutch Apple Cake

My husband and I came to Canada from Holland over 40 years ago This traditional Dutch recipe is a family...


Grandma’s Apple Carrot Cake

Rich, moist and cinnamony, this old-fashioned cake recipe was handed down from our beloved Grandma Kelly. It's a perfect way...


Apple, Raisin, Walnut Cake

The girls and boys in my junior high home economics classes like this cake because it's not too sweet. I...

Apple-Pumpkin Upside-Down Cake

We love the combination of classic fall fruits in this cake. I bake the apples on the bottom to keep...


Apple Harvest Cake

Tender apple slices and subtle flavors make this old-fashioned cake one of our favorites.


Caramel Apple Cupcakes

Take these extra special cupcakes to your next event and watch how quickly they disappear! With a caramel topping and...


Apple Pear Cake

When my sister Catherine made her apple cake for me, I knew I needed the recipe. When I made it,...


Cran-Apple Praline Gingerbread

Start with a spice-rich batter poured atop apples and cranberries in a creamy caramel sauce, then invert when done baking...