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

26 reviews

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

Apple-Walnut Cake with Orange Glaze

1 review

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


Makeover Spiced Cocoa-Apple Cake

6 reviews

"This recipe was given to me years ago," writes Wendy Keys from Reno, Nevada. "I love it and used to...


Makeover Easy Apple Cake

10 reviews

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

1 review

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

Caramel Apple Cupcakes

28 reviews

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


Apple Spice Tube Cake

7 reviews

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

William Tell’s Never-Miss Apple Cake

151 reviews

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


Apple Snack Cake

1 review

"This good-for-you dessert is packed with ingredients that remind me of fall!" writes field editor Lisa Varner from Charleston, South...