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-Topped Cake

    2 reviews

    Complete with apples, walnuts, brown sugar and a dash of allspice, slices of this moist cake are perfect with coffee. Not many coffee cakes are baked in a springform pan but, in this case, the results are incredible. —David Heppner of Brandon, Florida

    Spiced Apple Dessert

    10 reviews

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


    Apple Cakes with Lemon Sauce

    5 reviews

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


    Cran-Apple Walnut Cake

    12 reviews

    I rely on applesauce to keep this crowd-pleasing cake tender and moist. The blend of nuts, cranberries and apples complements...


    Jewish Apple Cake

    This moist cake, with two layers of cinnamon-seasoned apples, makes a yummy snack or breakfast treat. "My family loves Jewish...

    Apple Tube Cake

    9 reviews

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


    Cinnamon Apple Coffee Cake

    22 reviews

    Tender apples add nice flavor to my quick, easy cake. This nutty treat was a family favorite served warm after...


    German Apple Cake with Sweet Drizzle

    2 reviews

    Tender apple slices and a simple confectioner's-sugar drizzle make this old-world treat yummy and comforting. It's especially good served warm...


    Spiced Apple Cupcakes

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


    Apple Plum Streusel Dessert

    4 reviews

    Mom would make this German delicacy and other sweets a day ahead to keep the oven free for the roast...


    Iced Apple Snack Cake

    1 review

    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

    2 reviews

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


    Walnut-Apple Snack Cake

    2 reviews

    Hungry for harvesttime? This tasty cake puts the season's best in the spotlight. Featuring apples, walnuts, spices and toffee bits...

    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...


    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....


    Saucy Apple Cake

    2 reviews

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


    Caramel Apple Cake Pops

    9 reviews

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


    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...


    Butterscotch Apple Cake

    13 reviews

    "My family often requests this easy old-fashioned cake for get-togethers—especially in the fall," writes Beth Struble from Bryan, Ohio.


    Apple Cake with Caramel Topping

    5 reviews

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


    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...

    Apple Nut Cake with Rum Sauce

    1 review

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


    Apple Walnut Snack Cake

    4 reviews

    Our state has many outstanding apple orchards. I've tried many apple recipes and this is one of my favorites. It's...


    Cinnamon Apple Cake

    7 reviews

    After sampling this cake at a picnic, I had to find the lady who made it to ask for the...


    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

    24 reviews

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


    Apple Fruitcake

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