Apple cake is a timeless dessert that has become a staple in many households, particularly during the fall season. Its origins can be traced back to Europe, where apple orchards were abundant. The moist, flavorful cake, often spiced with cinnamon and nutmeg, embodies the warmth and comfort of home baking.

Apple Cake


Before you start, ensure you have all the necessary ingredients:

  • Apples (3 medium-sized, preferably Granny Smith or Honeycrisp)
  • Flour (2 cups, all-purpose)
  • Sugar (1 cup, granulated)
  • Brown Sugar (½ cup, packed)
  • Butter (½ cup, unsalted, melted)
  • Eggs (2 large)
  • Baking Powder (1 teaspoon)
  • Baking Soda (½ teaspoon)
  • Salt (½ teaspoon)
  • Cinnamon (1 teaspoon, ground)
  • Nutmeg (¼ teaspoon, ground)
  • Vanilla Extract (1 teaspoon)
  • Milk (½ cup)
  • Lemon Juice (1 tablespoon, freshly squeezed)
  • Optional Garnishes (Powdered sugar, caramel sauce, whipped cream)


  1. Prepare the Apples:
    • Wash, peel, core, and slice the apples into thin wedges.
    • Toss the apple slices in a bowl with the lemon juice to prevent browning and enhance flavor.

    Batter Making

    1. Mix Dry Ingredients:
    • In a large bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Whisk to ensure even distribution.
    1. Mix Wet Ingredients:
    • In a separate bowl, beat the eggs. Add the granulated sugar, brown sugar, melted butter, and vanilla extract. Mix until smooth.

    1. Combine and Incorporate Apples:
    • Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet mixture, alternating with the milk. Mix until just combined.
    • Gently fold in the apple slices.


    1. Preheat the Oven:
    • Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).
    1. Prepare the Cake Pan:
    • Grease and flour a 9-inch round cake pan or line it with parchment paper.
    1. Bake the Cake:
    • Pour the batter into the prepared pan, spreading it evenly.
    • Bake for 45-50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

    Cooling and Serving

    1. Cool the Cake:
    • Allow the cake to cool in the pan for about 10 minutes.
    • Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
    1. Serving Suggestions:
    • Dust with powdered sugar.
    • Drizzle with caramel sauce.
    • Serve with a dollop of whipped cream or a scoop of vanilla ice cream.


    • Store the Cake:
    • Keep the cake covered at room temperature for up to 3 days.
    • For longer storage, refrigerate the cake for up to a week or freeze it for up to 3 months.


    • Add Nuts:
    • Fold in ½ cup of chopped walnuts or pecans for added crunch.

    • Spice it Up:
    • Add a pinch of cloves or allspice for a spicier flavor profile.

    • Fruit Mix:
    • Combine apples with pears or cranberries for a unique twist.


    Baking an apple cake is a delightful way to celebrate the flavors of the season. Whether you're a seasoned baker or just starting, this recipe is sure to impress. We'd love to hear about your baking experiences! Feel free to share photos and stories of your apple cake creations. Enjoy!

Post a Comment

Previous Post Next Post