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 Gingerbread Skillet Cake

This gingerbread recipe came from my grandmother, and we always ate it with warm applesauce. I adapted it into a one-pan dessert by layering the apples around the bottom of a cast-iron skillet and topping them with the gingerbread batter. The skillet creates a wonderfully thick crust on the gingerbread. —Mary M. Leverette, Columbia, South Carolina

Upside-Down Apple Gingerbread

Don't expect any leftovers when you take this moist cake to a potluck. People love it because it's a little...


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...


Breakfast Apple Cake

Baked in a pretty tube pan and drizzled with icing, this breakfast cake will be a highlight of your holiday...


Apple Cake

IOWA—"We are retired and not longer have an orchard, but we bury crisp apples each fall from a nearby fruit...

Spiced Apple Cupcakes

I came up with the combination of cinnamon and cayenne. I was making cinnamon toast one day and accidentally sprinkled...


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Potluck German Apple Cake

My mother made this German apple cake for my brothers and me when we were kids. It's an excellent choice...

Apple Gingerbread

A slice of spicy gingerbread fresh from the oven will warm you up on a wintry day! The apples are...


Cinnamon Apple Tart

I got the idea for this delicious fall dessert from a lovely Italian woman who’s also a fabulous cook. It’s...


Apple Fruitcake

I love traditional fruitcake, but the rest of my family does not. The apple version I came up with got...


Old-Fashioned Apple Cake

Everyone enjoys biting into this moist dark cake—they're greeted with an abundance of apples, nuts and chocolate chips! I hope...

Spiced Apple Dessert

Drizzled with warm caramel sauce, this classic and comforting, old-fashioned dessert is an heirloom recipe. “It was passed down from...


Makeover Easy Apple Cake

Flavored with cinnamon and apples, Sherry Ashenfelter’s rich, old-fashioned apple cake is down-home delicious, with less than half the fat...


Spiced Apple Cake with Caramel Icing

Easy to prepare and popular with my friends and family, this apple cake is one of my all-time favorite autumn...


Slow-Cooker Apple Pudding Cake

A satisfying dessert, pudding cake is a superb treat on a chilly night. It has three separate layers—apples, cake and...


Easy Apple Cake

After testing many apple cake recipes with fresh apples, this old-fashioned cake is moist, dense and down-home delicious. Even better,...

Walnut Apple Cake with Butter Sauce

Loaded with tart apples and crunchy walnuts, this cake is fun to take to potlucks or family gatherings. The sweet...


Apple Nut Cake with Rum Sauce

Special occasions call for wonderful recipes like this. The simple-to-make rum sauce nicely complements the apple cake.


Egg-Free Apple Cake

“This originated during the Depression when staples were scarce, but I made a few changes to make it healthier and...


Apple-Raisin Bundt Cake

With the first bite of this moist, old-fashioned dessert, you know you’re home for the holidays. It has a pleasant...


Caramel Apple Coffee Cake

When you visit friends or relatives in my area of the country, you can be sure the coffee will be...


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...


Apple Bavarian Torte

A cookie-like crust holds the sensational filling of cream cheese, apples and almonds. This comforting apple torte will be welcomed...