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 Brandy Pecan Cake

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


Breakfast Apple Cake

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


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...


Apple-Cinnamon Shortcakes

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

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...


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 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 Dessert

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

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...


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...


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....

Caramel Apple Cake Pops

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


Apple Spice Tube Cake

This applesauce bundt cake is perfect for the autumn season. Not too sweet and not too heavy, the moist bundt...


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.


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...


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...


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...


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...

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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 Cake

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


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,...


Autumn Apple Cake

I think you'll agree this apple cake is simply irresistible. It's nicely crisp on top and moist and chewy inside.—Leon...


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 Pound Cake

A cider glaze makes each slice of this rich apple pound cake nice and sweet. It's a favorite fall treat...