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 Pie Dessert

    MY AUNT gave me this recipe and it is a wonderful fall dessert for two or more. It tastes like...


    Butterscotch Apple Cake

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


    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...


    Apple-Nut Coffee Cake

    "My great-grandmother created this recipe, and it has been passed down through our family," shares Cyndi Martin of Montgomery, Illinois....


    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....


    Apple Plum Streusel Dessert

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


    Nutty Apple Coffee Cake

    "When I was growing up, my mother used to make this during apple season," recalls Debbie Tilley of Riverview, Florida....


    Spiced Apple Dessert

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

    German Apple Cake with Sweet Drizzle

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


    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...


    Grandma’s Apple Carrot Cake

    Rich, moist and cinnamony, this old-fashioned cake recipe was handed down from our beloved Grandma Kelly. It's a perfect way...


    Apple Gingerbread Cake

    Add apples and a crumb topping to a packaged gingerbread cake mix for a speedy treat.


    Blue Ribbon Apple Cake

    Jennie Wilburn of Long Creek, Oregon credits, "A friend from New Hampshire gave me this recipe for her cake, which...


    Apple, Raisin, Walnut Cake

    The girls and boys in my junior high home economics classes like this cake because it's not too sweet. I...


    Apple Cocoa Snack Cake

    The apple provides natural sweetening and helps make this cake moist and delicious. I'm a former home economics teacher who...


    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...

    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...


    Apple Oat Snack Cake

    "Apples and oats make up one of my favorite flavor combinations—and they are delicious in this snack cake," notes Julie...


    Apple-Pumpkin Upside-Down Cake

    We love the combination of classic fall fruits in this cake. I bake the apples on the bottom to keep...


    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...


    Caramel Apple Cupcakes

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

    Apple Cranberry Upside-Down Cakes

    Cornmeal gives this upside-down cake a unique texture. Apples, cranberries and pecan make a delicious alternative to the typical pineapple...


    Gingered Apple Upside-Down Cake

    I like that this gingerbread delight is so deeply flavored and delicious. Served warm from the oven, a nice scoop...


    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 Pound Cake

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


    Cinnamon-Apple Honey Cake

    We're not keen on desserts, but I wanted to make my husband a small cake for his birthday. So I...