A square piece of apple cake on a white dish. The piece is garnished with a pecan, and two other pecans are resting on the plate.



This apple cake is my favorite cake. I have tried many apple cakes over the years and this is a winner!! So moist and dense, generic with apple taste, with a caramel taste.

This apple cake is my favorite cake. I have tried many apple cakes over the years and this is a winner!! So moist and dense, with a caramel taste.

Apple Cake

Yield: 12 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Inactive Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 3 hours

This is my favorite cake, I have tried many apple cakes over the years and this is a winner!! So moist and dense, with a caramel taste, cannot say enough, just try it and see.

Ingredients

Cake

  • 1 c vegetable oil
  • 2 c sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 3 c flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 c chopped pecans
  • 3 c peeled and chopped apples

Frosting

  • 1/2 c butter
  • 1 c brown sugar, packed
  • 1/4 c evaporated milk
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla


Instructions

For the cake

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9 x 13 pan. Combine oil, sugar, and eggs. Stir in flour and baking soda. Add vanilla, pecans, and apples. Spread in prepared pan and bake for 45-50 minutes. Cool for 2 hours. Then prepare frosting.

For the frosting

  1. Boil all ingredients in a small saucepan for 2 minutes. Set pan in bowl filled with ice water. Beat icing until of spreading consistency. Spread over top of cake.
Nutrition Information
Yield 12 Serving Size 1 (3"x4")
Amount Per Serving Calories 632Total Fat 34gSaturated Fat 7gTrans Fat 1gUnsaturated Fat 25gCholesterol 68mgSodium 194mgCarbohydrates 78gFiber 2gSugar 52gProtein 6g

Nutrition data was provided and calculated by Nutritionix, and should only be used as a general guideline. This information is provided as a courtesy and there is no guarantee that the information will be completely accurate.



Recipe and Photo: Peggy’s Recipe Share / CC BY-SA

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12 COMMENTS

    • No, there is no cinnamon in this recipe, even though it really does look like there is. I am sure that cinnamon would be good though.

  1. This was amazing! Thank you!! The caramel glaze was delicious! I left out the pecans and added cinnamon to be more kid friendly and it was a big hit!

  2. Would this be possible to make gluten free? I have a daughter that loves apples but gluten intolerate. I would be curious to know if anyone has tried.

    • Yes, it would be VERY easy to make this recipe gluten free. Bob’s Red Mill makes a great gf flour. You can just substitute that in place of the regular AP flour. There are other mixes you could use as well.Bob’s was just the first one that came to mind that is readily available in most markets.

    • I’m pretty sure than any type of nut would work, and pecans would go very well with the flavor of the apples. Just use the same amount (1 cup).

  3. This cake has become a family favorite. I’ve made it four times, using pecans or walnuts. Both are great. Got the fifth one cooling on the counter as we speak. I thank you, my family thanks you! great recipe!

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