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

Apple Cake for Passover

Adding a dollop of whipped cream is a sweet addition to this passover cake! —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee,...


Apple Brandy Pecan Cake

My favorite apple cake is made with a shot of brandy and drizzled with caramel to set off the wonderful...


Fresh Apple Cake with Caramel Sauce

I've had this recipe for years and make it often since Michigan has an abundance of apples. The caramel sauce...


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...


Apple-Cinnamon Shortcakes

Putting a spin on a summertime favorite, we topped tender shortcakes with delightful sauteed apples. The humble dessert is true...

Breakfast Apple Cake

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


Apple-Walnut Cake with Orange Glaze

I tinkered with a plain apple cake recipe to create this moist, delicious winner. The result: old-fashioned goodness with 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 Cake

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

Apple-Topped Cake

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


Spiced Apple Cupcakes

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


Iced Apple Snack Cake

A quick-bread mix is the secret behind this speedy and versatile spice cake from Marilyn Terman in Columbus, Ohio. Moist...


Date-Nut Apple Cake

WE have enjoyed this recipe for many years. It was given to me by a college friend. It looks like...


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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...


Dutch Apple Cake

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


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...


Old-Fashioned Apple Walnut Cake

The aroma and flavor of this old-fashioned tube cake will remind you of cakes your grandma made! The apple-walnut combination...


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Oma’s Apfelkuchen (Grandma’s Apple Cake)

My husband’s German family calls this Oma’s apfelkuchen, which translates to "Grandma’s apple cake." They’ve been sharing the recipe for...


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...


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...

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Apple Nut Cake

"APPLES WERE plentiful in our area, so they were the staple of many of the desserts served at our table....


Caramel Apple Cake Pops

For a perfect fall treat, mix spice cake and apples with frosting to form cake balls. Then dip them in...


Chunky Apple-Cinnamon Cake

This is a nice change from apple pie. It's tasty and worthy of a special occasion—plus, it’s very easy to...


Molly’s Sweet and Spicy Tzimmes Cake

My husband and I are always on the lookout for new ways to incorporate Jewish traditions into our interfaith home....


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...