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Dutch Apple Cake Recipe

Dutch Apple Cake Recipe

My husband and I came to Canada over 40 years ago from Holland. This traditional Dutch recipe is a family favorite and frequently goes along with me to potluck suppers and other get-togethers. —Elizabeth Peters, Martintown, Ontario
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + standing Bake: 1-1/2 hours + cooling YIELD:10-12 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 medium tart apples, peeled and cut into 1/4-inch slices (3 cups)
  • 3 tablespoons plus 1 cup sugar, divided
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2/3 cup butter, softened
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt

Directions

  • 1. In a large bowl, combine the apples, 3 tablespoons sugar and cinnamon; let stand for 1 hour.
  • 2. In another bowl, cream butter and remaining sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add vanilla. Combine flour and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture and beat until smooth.
  • 3. Transfer to a greased 9-in. x 5-in. loaf pan. Push apple slices vertically into batter, placing them close together.
  • 4. Bake at 300° for 1-1/2 to 1-3/4 hours or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack. Serve warm. Yield: 10-12 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 282 calories, 12g fat (7g saturated fat), 97mg cholesterol, 120mg sodium, 40g carbohydrate (24g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.

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1914skin User ID: 8300958 236328
Reviewed Nov. 4, 2015

"Very delious, thank you Holland!! I will make it many times. I followed the recipe to the letter. Didn't know how to drizzle the apple/cinnamon juice without wasting a drop, so I boiled it then simmered it till it reduced to a syrup. Just before taking it out o f the pan, I poured it on the cake and spread it all over the top. Now it has a beautiful glaze on it. It's too beautiful to eat, but I couldn't resist a slice! Sonya Kinaschuk"

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astarzynski@new.rr.com User ID: 3864962 236044
Reviewed Oct. 31, 2015

"Excellent! The whole family loved it."

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delowenstein User ID: 3766053 233869
Reviewed Oct. 2, 2015

"This recipe worked really well! What I did do was use 3 Tbsp. cinnamon-sugar for the sliced apples and 1 cup regular granulated sugar for the cake batter. I used 1 tsp. salt with the 2 cups of all-purpose flour, sifted together. The eggs, vanilla and butter, I kept the same. I greased and floured 9x5" loaf pan. For me, this works much better than just greasing it. I've found that I can get the loaf out much easier. I allowed the apples to stand the whole hour, then stirred apple mixture together. The juicy syrup was poured over the slices of apples and I did place the apples close together, vertically. My maternal grandmother used to make a Dutch Apple Cake and had baked it in a square pan! But the technique was pretty much the same! I did bake at 300o F. for 1-1/2 hours total and the cake tested done. I ran a knife around the loaf to loosen from the loaf pan and I cooled cake 15 minutes to allow the cake to settle! The extra 5 minutes enabled me to turn the cake out of the pan much easier! This is a really great recipe and I know I'll enjoy preparing it time and again-it's a real keeper! delowenstein"

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wunsmartcookie User ID: 8543626 233617
Reviewed Sep. 28, 2015

"Putting the apples vertically, as the recipie calls for, is different than many recipies and it works. Being from vermont, I couldn't help adding a splash of maple syrup and a dash of vanilla to the apple mixture. Also added a pinch of lemon zest for brightness. The low temp. And loaf style of this cake is what makes it! Pour the rest of that great apple liquid over the out of the pan cake while cooling. Fall season perfection. Great twist since pies, crisps, tarts, and round cakes are the usual."

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ellsbury User ID: 8108786 233340
Reviewed Sep. 23, 2015

"I love this recipe. Simple , not to sweet and a Fall favorite in our home.I would rate this a 4.5"

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jensweetser User ID: 4168486 232504
Reviewed Sep. 8, 2015

"This was decent. It's easy and the ingredients come together quickly. I was also skeptical with the lack of baking powder or soda, but it comes together! It's a very dense cake, like an eggey pound cake. After the cake was done baking I poured the cinnamon apple juice over the cake. If I make this again I might add some orange zest to the batter for a brightness."

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hamhock32 User ID: 7001222 229525
Reviewed Jul. 13, 2015 Edited Jul. 14, 2015

"Very yummy! Easy and fluffy."

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ChrissieMcG User ID: 8237246 219211
Reviewed Jan. 30, 2015

"Thank you for sharing your recipe! This has become a new favorite! The only thing I've done different is folding the apples into the mixture and pour it into a Bundt pan. I also have made this with blueberries instead of apples following the same recipe and it came out fantastic!"

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mia2560 User ID: 8235280 219152
Reviewed Jan. 29, 2015

"very good ...i added 1 tsp baking powder... and extra cinnamon and some nutmeg to the apples. i also added a little lemon juice and a bit of sour cream... and i also only put 3 eggs instead of 4 . turned out moist . i made it in the loaf pan was good that way .. i used 4 apples ...will make it again :)"

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geno2 User ID: 4235987 218903
Reviewed Jan. 26, 2015

"My wife made this for me today, it was delicious. I hope she makes it again soon."

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Judy1959 User ID: 2360947 23045
Reviewed Oct. 25, 2014

"Delicious cake, tender and moist, not dry at all like some said. They must have measured wrong."

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luigimon User ID: 1692040 50522
Reviewed Oct. 19, 2014

"I will make this cake again, but I'm going to do as some of the reviews say, and layer the batter and apples. All of my apples were on the top of the cake, not throughout the cake like the picture. But the cake had lovely flavor and my husband loved it!"

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GiGilovestocook User ID: 7771176 21660
Reviewed Oct. 15, 2014

"This cake was delicious and easy to make. I followed the original recipe and felt it was perfect as is."

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Maryadela User ID: 7413867 20734
Reviewed Oct. 12, 2014

"This was good. As others suggested, I layered the apples. I also sprinkled a sugar and cinnamon mixture on top before baking, which gave it a little more sweetness as it was a little bland. I will serve it warm with vanilla ice cream, or alone as a bread to have with coffee."

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MrsSprat User ID: 7449564 24299
Reviewed Sep. 25, 2014

"Batter was really thick, probably my doing and hard to spread.

Instead of using a loaf pan and sliding the apples in as the originator suggested I instead layered them as suggested by other reviewers.
Man was it ever dense. The cake itself was pretty dense then you add all those apples and it weighed a ton.
The cake itself was rather bland and I heavily spiced the apples which helped.
I'd add more cinnamon next time and maybe some nuts and a lighter cake batter.
Other wise it was a huge hit at book club."

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Shibadog User ID: 2662858 77424
Reviewed Sep. 25, 2014

"It was easy to make and very delicious!!"

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Nita1250 User ID: 7693619 202364
Reviewed Sep. 15, 2014

"This is a very dense cake. Delicious and easy to make. One tip layer bottom of loaf pan with some apples first then pour in batter and add rest of apples and pour juice from apples over batter. After slicing apples I put in a plastic bag with sugar and cinnamon. Serve with ice cream and cool whip ??"

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JudyIdaho User ID: 4854481 202363
Reviewed Sep. 12, 2014

"I made this cake for the first time the other day. My husband, my neighbor and I all loved it! The batter is very good and the taste of the fresh picked apples I used really came through. Some might call that bland, but I thought it was very good!"

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honestheart77 User ID: 5748518 20085
Reviewed Sep. 12, 2014

"Very nice firm apple cake. Easy to me and my family loved it. I will make it often."

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maxwellerika User ID: 2230396 47684
Reviewed Sep. 3, 2014

"I have made this twice and could never get all of the apples in."

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Saybeebisber User ID: 6255487 50521
Reviewed May. 13, 2014

"I have made this recipe 3 times now! The last time was the best,. I start out with a thin layer of batter on the bottom of the pan, then a thin layer of 1/3 of the apple mixture, I continue this for 2 more times ending with a layer of batter. Enough to cover the apples. I use the liquid from the apples and I brush it all over the batter on top. Turns out yummy and looks wonderful too!"

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Unwana User ID: 7586290 20084
Reviewed Jan. 10, 2014

"This is yummy anytime"

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DBH1760 User ID: 7482553 48450
Reviewed Nov. 25, 2013

"Very Good!!!"

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littlebear03 User ID: 5418081 202362
Reviewed Nov. 16, 2013

"Very close to the wonderful apple cake we had in Holland. Easy to make and delicious to eat."

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mistymd1 User ID: 1123908 20082
Reviewed Nov. 10, 2013

"I have been making this cake for years and have always gotten rave reviews. I've never made any changes because we love it just the way it is . It is always so moist and flavorful. For those of you who say it has no flavor - HELLO!! It's supposed to taste like apples. And the more the better. I also pour the extra juice from the apples over the top. It's also great with whipped cream and a sprinkle of cinnamon. I can't say enough good things about this cake. My family requests it frequently."

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Kuchholler User ID: 7474125 43524
Reviewed Nov. 6, 2013

"This is a wonderful old fashioned recipe. I saw some negative reviews and wanted to add my opinion. I feel the negative comments are coming from those that have failed to thoroughly mix their batter or hadn't used enough apples. Dutch apple cake is really meant to focus on the apples and should be used with a good, tart apple and FULL of them. Cram as many in as possible!! I did add a little spiced rum to my apples with the cinnamon And sugar which I thought made a huge difference and so simple. Lovely recipe."

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cheesecakes User ID: 864021 202361
Reviewed Nov. 6, 2013

"My husband and I both loved this cake. Rich and buttery and tasting like a wonderful pound cake. Will definitely make this cake, again."

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hunkydoriest User ID: 4515323 77324
Reviewed Oct. 27, 2013

"I'm no pastry chef, but followed the recipe, and it turned out beautifully. Simple, basic ingredients offer really good flavor. I did need to bake it about 8 min. longer than time stated. Will make again."

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Bonito User ID: 1630276 50520
Reviewed Oct. 15, 2013

"We picked apples and I made this bread OMG it was so good = I made another one right away and plan to make more and freeze it."

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jenjennsmom User ID: 7437012 47682
Reviewed Oct. 10, 2013

"I made a double recipe of this cake, also added nutmeg, , and it was so good,, moist, not too sweet kind of like a pound cake texture I'll be making another double recipe of this cake this weekend. People that complained it was heavy, didnt taste good, should use it as a door stop, really should take some cooking lessons, this recipe is so easy and doesnt cost alot to make,, but I guess some people don't know how to follow recipes that's this easy"

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aviatorcoastie User ID: 7436113 19429
Reviewed Oct. 9, 2013

"Has anyone tried a gluten free version of this? I'd be interested in hearing!"

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mollnell User ID: 3418556 43523
Reviewed Oct. 4, 2013

"Not impressed the first time - seemed to be a bit hard to slice well between the apples. But made it a 2nd time chopping the apples into rather large pieces and it was great. Also added some cloves and nutmeg, as it did seem a bit bland. The cake was wonderful both times - not too sweet. I did make a caramel drizzle which really set it off for a good dessert."

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VictoriaCross User ID: 6162059 21659
Reviewed Sep. 23, 2013

"Made a double recipe of this over the weekend, using fresh local Galas, unsalted butter, and eggs. Loved making it, loved eating it. I found lots of flavour, and enjoyed the rich density of the cake. I believe it essential to use unsalted butter in baking, though this recipe doesn't specify its use. It is important to have all ingredients at room temperature before mixing, and I did mine by hand, so I could get a feel for the batter. It is indeed an "old fashioned" recipe, meant to be clotted with apple and the cake as "filler" holding it all together. It is a perfect show-off recipe for those basic ingredients -- tasty apples, delicious sweet butter, and excellent eggs. I do want to try an even sharper-tasting apple next time, and am thinking of trying it with late peaches. I like the idea of a little sprinkle of nutmeg, and toying in my mind with some cardamom, which would, I think, be a great old-fashioned addition. Once the apples were out of the cinnamon-sugar mixture, I used the leftover juice to make powdered sugar icing (I can't stand throwing anything away) and drizzled it over top of the cooled cake but I am not sure the cake needed it. This sort of recipe is perfect to make on Saturday morning, setting the apples to season whilst cleaning up after breakfast and gardening as the cake bakes and cools. So far, it's a great "keeper", too. To top it off, my husband adored it and has had to restrain himself from eating too much at once. Thanks so much to Elizabeth for sharing this treat."

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NikkiBeach User ID: 7413288 50518
Reviewed Sep. 19, 2013

"Made this a few days ago. It is a very heavy cake, like pound cake. Wished it would of been lighter and have more flavour."

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YooperMom3Boys User ID: 6567505 47681
Reviewed Sep. 14, 2013

"The reviews on this recipe are so mixed, that I wanted to put in my two cents. My family loved it. Great fall recipe. Delicate flavor, yes. I followed the directions carefully and my cake texture was like pound cake. Not dry or hard. Using a stand mixer with paddle attachment makes this recipe much easier; you really need to mix it thoroughly. Some people commented they would add leavening; I didn't and had no problems. I would recommend using a very tart, flavorful apple for this recipe. The only change I made was to add a dash of nutmeg to the cake batter, because we like nutmeg in our apple desserts. Great old-fashioned recipe!"

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LisaK. User ID: 7264485 20080
Reviewed May. 17, 2013

"Wrote review earlier...now the real review...I have cooked professionally, so I'm no stranger to the kitchen. However, with this particular recipe, in spite of my additions and tweaks, it tasted extremely bland. My son was less than impressed, he said the same thing, it smelled great, looked good and tastes...meh."

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LisaK. User ID: 7264485 46558
Reviewed May. 17, 2013

"I just made this recipe, after reading the reviews I modified it a bit. Instead of the butter(which I would have loved to use that much butter but didn't have enough)I substituted 1/2 cup of sour cream and 1/2 cup of homemade applesauce. Added nutmeg as well and 1/2 tsp. of baking powder. Also cut it down to 3 eggs...the batter tasted great...we'll see how it tastes when its done. 19 year old son said he'll rate the taste...;)"

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voraciousvoxel User ID: 7175865 20079
Reviewed Mar. 14, 2013

"It's quite laborious for a product that's unhealthy and pretty boring, reminds me of a product in a Starbucks case. Apples are not really highlighted, next time I may carmelize them instead of marinating them in cinnamon/sugar so they maintain some tooth."

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cabelli User ID: 6858503 20601
Reviewed Jan. 26, 2013

"Very delicious fall cake!!! My children and husband made it disappear in seconds!!"

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lisamaria728 User ID: 5393068 48787
Reviewed Jan. 6, 2013

"So I had some apples I wanted to use and I have had this recipe in my recipe box for awhile, so I decided to try it, even though the reviews weren't so great. The only different thing I did was that I diced the apples and just stirred them into the batter. I think the recipe calls for too many apples for such a small cake. Two small ones would probably have been enough. The apples dominated the cake and I hardly tasted the actual cake part. All that aside, this cake was nothing special and I would not make it again. Deleting it from my recipe box!"

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trolleystation88 User ID: 4832426 50515
Reviewed Nov. 24, 2012

"I was skeptical when reading the ingredients, noting that there was no baking powder or soda used. But this cake is excellent. I used apple pie spice instead of the cinnamon on the apples. I am going to make this for our church bazaar, with instructions to warm it in the microwave and serve with coffee for a wonderful dessert."

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maureenc99 User ID: 3292145 15856
Reviewed Oct. 18, 2012

"The cake is rather dry & not very flavorful. Needs more apples or something else to moisten it. Definitely needs to be eaten warm. If eaten cold, it isn't very good."

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Mrs. Moreno User ID: 6905033 20072
Reviewed Oct. 8, 2012

"A coworker of my husband's brought in a couple of boxes of tart apples from his tree and told everyone to take some hom. My husband brought home a bagful, so I started looking up recipes to use them. I came across t dutch apple cake, made a loaf, and it was delicious. So delicious I made two more loaves the next weekend. The people that are calling it a bread or loaf need to remember it is a cake and not all cakes are the same which is why it is fun to try recipes from different cultures."

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lvmyhbby User ID: 4355124 48786
Reviewed Oct. 2, 2012

"I've made this recipe two weeks in a row for parties and it was a big hit. I have a sweet tooth so when i serve it I spread on some caramel apple dip and heat in the microwave for a few seconds. This recipe is easy and delicious so you good ingredients, I used a really nice cinnamon and my guests could totally tell."

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KristiJo User ID: 887218 24297
Reviewed Sep. 22, 2012

"so delicious and moist - fabulous flavor!"

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lesandsue1 User ID: 1171627 43519
Reviewed Sep. 21, 2012

"it was too bland and hard. not very tasty."

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Astheart User ID: 6678851 44203
Reviewed Sep. 8, 2012

"It looks great but I am also concerned by the lack of any raising agent. Well, if I try it, I won´t be so brave not to add some. I will add baking powder."

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cherrylady User ID: 1073547 20071
Reviewed Apr. 21, 2012

"I made the rookie error of taking this to a pot luck before I'd tried the recipe at home. I was so humiliated! Bland and dense describe it best. I agree with the reviewer who thought it would be best used as a door stop! There are tons of recipes out there -- try something else!"

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EmmyAnne24 User ID: 6506191 48753
Reviewed Feb. 6, 2012

"This bread was good, but the flavor wasn't my favorite and it was a little too bland for my tastes. I probably wouldn't make it again, as I have better recipies, but if you want a simple, not over-the-top-with-flavor bread, this one will be good for you!"

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LabLoverAlways User ID: 1295775 46551
Reviewed Feb. 1, 2012

"This was a very dense loaf..It would make a good door stopper. I would not make again. I can't believe it's a contest winner."

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mariskap User ID: 6415650 48449
Reviewed Dec. 21, 2011

"this is awesome thanks! i haven't tried the recipe, but i know when i do i will love it. we are dutch, and my mom used to make it exactly the way you have put the recipe and i will love to make it so it reminds me of her. mind you... it's not the same as when mom makes it! :)"

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GRKGDSS User ID: 5574536 20069
Reviewed Nov. 29, 2011

"Although it has plenty of butter and isn't necessarily light, the Dutch Apple Cake is very easy to make. My cake turned out very moist and it smells wonderful. I haven't tried it yet, but I'm sure that I'll get a report on how delicious it is. I'm having lunch with a friend who's birthday is in a few days. As it happens, she's originally from Holland, the cake is her gift, and she can't wait to try the cake."

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kat83 User ID: 2934264 202360
Reviewed Nov. 18, 2011

"thought it was bland"

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glomonkey User ID: 1506727 77322
Reviewed Oct. 12, 2011

"I have made this recipe many times since I first found it through Taste of Home. It is so delicious that I hate sharing it!"

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Barb34653 User ID: 6181076 48447
Reviewed Oct. 9, 2011

"Wonderful!"

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ronalee59 User ID: 1305022 23035
Reviewed Sep. 29, 2011

"This is the first recipe I have made from Taste of Home that did not turn out!! The bread was like a brick and I followed the directions. I would not recommend this recipe."

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eparks78 User ID: 485575 48751
Reviewed Sep. 27, 2011

"Love this! It's excellent!!"

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tizzylish User ID: 399884 46550
Reviewed Sep. 25, 2011

"I can't believe some people thought this was dry and bland. Mine turned out moist and delicious. I took the suggestion from one of the reviewers and poured the juice from the apples over the top. I'll definitely be making this again. Oh, and I ate it cold instead of warm and it was still delicious!"

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gouldleslie User ID: 936416 77319
Reviewed Aug. 3, 2011

"This is a nice standby loaf when apples are in season....not a fussy type dessert. Made it and saved it to my favorites!!"

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brath User ID: 4548777 48750
Reviewed Oct. 2, 2010

"I really enjoyed this cake, however, I did dice the apples and stirred them gently into the batter before baking the second time I made it. Also, sprinkled a little cinnamon-sugar on top and chopped walnuts before baking - really, really good."

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kelseypower_05 User ID: 5178573 202359
Reviewed Sep. 16, 2010

"I really liked this bread - Instead of pushing the apples into the batter, I folded them in before I poured it into the pan. It really turned out nice because they were distributed evenly in the pan. I just wish I would have diced the apples up instead of cutting them into slices. It has a pound cake like texture, and is BEST served warm. I have passed this recipe on to others, and I will make it again soon!"

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TheChristmasLady User ID: 5117022 202358
Reviewed Sep. 14, 2010

"It needed....something..."

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cat101 User ID: 4306676 20067
Reviewed Sep. 12, 2010

"I made this in smaller size for gifts.

I am glad I tried first. Something was missing
so IF I make again I will put cinnamon and maybe layer more apples.
I also put on top more sugar and cinnamon
served with ice cream and cooked apples.
Again not happy with cake"

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BABYBOOP User ID: 358662 23034
Reviewed Jul. 1, 2010

"I found this recipe on 10/28/08 and have been making it ever since. We just can't get enough of it, that's how much we love it.

This is not a light cake by any stretch of the imagination, dense.
I make this like a coffee cake by using a 9 x 13" baking pan, this way the cake comes out thinner. Instead of using fresh apples I use 2 cans of fried apples strained, then I just push them into the dough, this gives the thin batter all the moisture it needs.
I always make 2 batches one with big crumbs and one plain.
I have been making it this way since I found this recipe.
Hope this might help those who are having trouble with it."

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dlevons User ID: 2568442 48749
Reviewed Feb. 5, 2009

"This cake is absolutely delicious.

It is loved by my entire family and all who has has tasted it.
dlevons"

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angel_rudolf User ID: 3027173 202357
Reviewed Oct. 20, 2008

"Oh My...my mouth is so happy! I love pound cake and this was an easy applely yummy one! MUST try!"

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khinson User ID: 2376320 50513
Reviewed Oct. 19, 2008

"I made this a few days ago for my son's rehearsal dinner and everyone loved it! Great recipe, and very easy to put together."

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monteimom User ID: 943372 20594
Reviewed Oct. 18, 2008

"Really good cake. Rather than insert the slices, think I will try to chop up the apples and fold in."

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Send me a username User ID: 1279552 202356
Reviewed Oct. 16, 2008

"This was wonderfully simple. I live 1 mile high and it needed no adjustments. Shared with 3 friends, all liked the moistness and taste. Will make again!"

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suce User ID: 1798492 44175
Reviewed Oct. 12, 2008

"I made this on a whim. It was very good,almost like a pound cake with apples. Warmed up a slice in the micro next day for breakfast with my coffee, very tasty! Will make again. Suceq"

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connect User ID: 1745254 50511
Reviewed Oct. 12, 2008

"I was concerned about the lack of baking powder, so added 1/2 tsp to the recipe. Pushing the apples into the batter didn't work as well for me as hoped, so will put 1/2 batter into pan and then add apples and other 1/2 of batter. Powdered sugar on top might be good."

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russnpa User ID: 978485 21658
Reviewed Oct. 10, 2008

"I have tasted many apple cakes but this is by far the best one."

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lingin User ID: 2695682 48446
Reviewed Oct. 10, 2008

"I made the Dutch Apple Cake, but at first we didn't try it warm and my husband said that it was too dry! I tried a slice in the microwave for about 15 seconds and I then put some margarine on it and I really liked it! It does need to be warmed before eating. Keep the recipes coming. Thanks, Linda"

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sumatra User ID: 1934976 47544
Reviewed Oct. 10, 2008

"I too thought it was an interesting thing to make and my house smells soooo good. Hopefully it will takst as good as it smells. next time I may add some raisinns

Teresa T."

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neville schumann User ID: 731175 43518
Reviewed Oct. 10, 2008

"Hi,

I made this cake for my family this week and they voted it with top marks.
I will be making it again soon.
Joan Schumann
Brisbane Australia"

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jim.allen29 User ID: 3288507 19417
Reviewed Oct. 10, 2008

"Give us a break.  Heavy to one is light to another.  If it sounds too heavy don't use it.  BUT look how many people have adjusted ingrediants to make it light.  I like that it appeared in the light dessert recipes.  Let me make it lite if I want to.  Give it a rest."

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jim.allen29 User ID: 3288507 20592
Reviewed Oct. 10, 2008

"This is what i did and mine came out very moist.  When you mix the apples with their ingrediants and let it sit for an hour there will be juices and cinnamon at the bottom of the bowl.  I just poured the juices of the top of the cake and it seeped into the dough.  Very moist and delicious.  You also have to use an apple that is moist and not dry."

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jim.allen29 User ID: 3288507 21657
Reviewed Oct. 10, 2008

"Bland and dry...ummm.  Some of our guests added butter as a spead with a dash of cinnamon and one other added a spread of honey before they ate it.  Overall, I would have to believe you used a non-moist type of apple.  I have made this twice now and it has never been dry for me or any of my guests.  I haven't done this yet but you could ice the cake too."

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jim.allen29 User ID: 3288507 23033
Reviewed Oct. 10, 2008

"This recipe is simple and easy to make. My wife took half of the cake to a church meeting she was having and they all wanted the recipe. It is tasty, moist and doesn't last long. Great recipe!"

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billyk22 User ID: 1333579 23011
Reviewed Oct. 10, 2008

"the flavor was wonderful but seemed to be a bit dry"

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Phyllis Prendergast User ID: 2958356 20066
Reviewed Oct. 10, 2008

"Making the Dutch Apple Cake was an interesting experience. I was surprised and needed to review the recipe a couple of times looking for a rising agent (either baking soda or baking powder). It called for neither. The cake consistency reminded me of a pound cake. Next time I would add either some cinnamon or nutmeg to the cake batter to give it a bit more flavour. I will make it again."

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cjzook User ID: 1591496 23010
Reviewed Oct. 10, 2008

"It was an easy recipe to make and was moist and flavorful. Great fall recipe."

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aoday@rungepaper.com User ID: 1522235 20065
Reviewed Oct. 10, 2008

"My 3 guys (hubby & 2 sons) loved this recipe! They even put slices in the toaster and drizzled it with honey for breakfast. This will be a keeper at our house. Haven't tried it yet, but I'll bet this would make excellent french toast!"

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765432 User ID: 2930493 43515
Reviewed Oct. 10, 2008

"I found the cake to be rather bland and dry. Would not make it again."

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ChefTC User ID: 3334931 48445
Reviewed Oct. 10, 2008

"Oh My GOSH!!! This cake recipe is the most delicious thing that I think I have EVER put in my mouth!!! lol It's dense and rich and full of flavour as well."

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menlo User ID: 407561 20583
Reviewed Oct. 10, 2008

"I lightened up this cake even further by using a non sick spray instead of greasing the pan, Egg beaters instead of eggs, and a lighter butter blend (Smart Balance stick) instead of butter to make it even lower in calories and fat."

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Jenru User ID: 143526 46548
Reviewed Oct. 10, 2008

"cake reminded me of a pound cake"

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theolaro User ID: 2503758 19416
Reviewed Oct. 9, 2008

"I am going to make this again so I can make french toast. that sounds wonderful. Thanks for the idea."

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olde68 User ID: 1450715 23008
Reviewed Oct. 9, 2008

"I made this for a family get-together and had leftovers. We used it for French toast the next morning and it was delicious - both ways."

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love2cook User ID: 16093 19402
Reviewed Oct. 8, 2008

"[quote user="bec091474"]

I do not think that the calorie/fat info are correct for this recipe....
[/quote] 
Thanks for the alert! You're right--the software that calculates nutritional info didn't work properly on this recipe. According to our Registered Dietitian, the correct info is:
1 slice equals 282 calories, 12 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 97 mg cholesterol, 120 mg sodium, 40 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 4 g protein.
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ebers User ID: 2980393 47542
Reviewed Oct. 7, 2008

"Just made this cake last night and it's gone today!!!! This family just loved it. Very yummy!!!

Loves to bake"

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waumom User ID: 1616917 23003
Reviewed Oct. 6, 2008

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harv614 User ID: 107350 77318
Reviewed Oct. 6, 2008

"Once in a while the site goofs and puts a recipe in the wrong newsletter...it's not the end of the world! Did any of you even try this cake? I did and we throughly enjoyed it. In fact I'm baking a double batch again today...Every once in a while you have to splurge.

As for those of you that want to cancel because of political comments..go ahead, no one is forcing you to read them and you will only be hurting yourselves."

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HJORDIS User ID: 3126320 77297
Reviewed Oct. 6, 2008

"1/4 cup of egg beaters equals 1 large egg. I use them all the time & doesn't seem to change the quality of the baked product at all. Patty"

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digjam User ID: 3391518 46546
Reviewed Oct. 6, 2008

"You mention we can use egg beaters instead of the eggs. How much should be used so the cake comes out right? I, too, would like to make a lighter version of this. It looks good."

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dansan57 User ID: 2996701 48444
Reviewed Oct. 5, 2008

"To lighten it up some, use egg beaters and Heart Smart butter. We are watching our cholestrol and use these ingredients in many recipes."

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Bonnie Anderson User ID: 2474592 47540
Reviewed Oct. 4, 2008

"Dutch Apple Cake: Delicious but how in the world did it get into the Light Category? Glad Lisa has ideas on how to lighten it! Not the 1st time that TOH's light recipe didn't seem very light! Would like to see TOH set a standard to qualify for light category.

Bonnie Sue
Lancaster, PA"

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exrayz129 User ID: 1714835 47539
Reviewed Oct. 4, 2008

"I was looking through the recipe and it looks like the egg whites could be used for the whole eggs, use 1/3 cup butter and use 2/3 cup applesauce for the remainder of the butter as well as adding some moisture to the cake.  I'm going to try it this weekend and see how it turns out.  Of course, you can substitute splenda for the sugar also.

Lisa Foss
Marilla, NY"

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CookieCarol User ID: 1452995 46544
Reviewed Oct. 4, 2008

"Huh??"

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KuriToo User ID: 3011974 20575
Reviewed Oct. 4, 2008

"The correct address is http://caloriecount.about.com/foods

Click on "new recipe" on the toolbar to type in all of the ingredients"

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billyjo User ID: 3284475 44174
Reviewed Oct. 3, 2008

"The web site you mentioned CalorieCount@about.com does not exist. What is the correct one so we can check it out?"

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tcavman15 User ID: 1537577 43513
Reviewed Oct. 3, 2008

"This has nothing to do with cooking.  Keep politics out of here."

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lilione User ID: 2515127 43511
Reviewed Oct. 3, 2008

"I also got for 12 servings:

270 Kcal
11.9 fat
7.9 saturated
37.4 carbs
20.4 sugars
i wouldn't consider this a light dessert."

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winterwhite User ID: 1079335 47538
Reviewed Oct. 3, 2008 Edited Oct. 10, 2008

" Your right about not being enough liquid to blend well. Tried the recipe and the cake portion hardly rose at all.  The so called batter was more like dough.  Very thick,  which leads me to believ that there is something missing."

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polmuf02 User ID: 1486938 48443
Reviewed Oct. 3, 2008

"Everybody makes comments, so what, if you don't like them, don't read them. Get a life

And I won't cancel my subscription. The magazines are great."

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kd11 User ID: 1278953 50510
Reviewed Oct. 3, 2008

"I WILL ALSO, AND I HAVE A LOT."

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ecms_1957 User ID: 1753491 44173
Reviewed Oct. 3, 2008

"Why are posting favorable comments from Barak Obama and unfavorable from Mr. McCain. If I see anymore, I will cancel my subscriptions and so will my friends. Didn't realize you were political at this web site."

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crafts106t User ID: 3273165 20064
Reviewed Oct. 3, 2008

" This site is for recipes  and thats all!!! "

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molly lenker User ID: 2632237 48440
Reviewed Oct. 3, 2008

"Is there something missing from this recipe? It doesn't seem as though there is enough liquid ingredient to blend it wwll.

Link"

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brewers User ID: 2659681 20571
Reviewed Oct. 3, 2008

"I have a recipe similar to this and you need to use fresh apples, the pie filling is too soft and will not hold up in the batter, it is worth making!!!"

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tublaci User ID: 1903762 22999
Reviewed Oct. 3, 2008

"I think a serving (1/12 of cake) would be about 12 grams of fat instead of two grams."

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SusanMarie1956 User ID: 2906299 48437
Reviewed Oct. 3, 2008

"LOOKS GREAT! But do you need Fresh Apples? Or can you use pie filling?

~ Susan"

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jimlogue User ID: 2566042 202355
Reviewed Oct. 3, 2008

"You should be able to. You might want to mix a little applesauce in with the recipe then. Sugar usually adds some moisture, which Splenda doesn't."

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Amy Berry User ID: 2649600 44171
Reviewed Oct. 3, 2008

"This recipe looks good, but what makes it "light"?"

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eileen053 User ID: 2056844 15854
Reviewed Oct. 3, 2008

"Was wondering if you could use Splenda for baking in place of the surgar? eileen053"

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tbearmom03 User ID: 503950 202354
Reviewed Oct. 2, 2008

"I also wondered, after looking at the sugar and butter content, why this came in my weekly Light desserts Newsletter. It sounds like a great recipe, but I am wondering about lightening it by replacing some of the butter with applesauce. I'll have to experiment, since the butter is a solid shortening. It's easier to replace oil."

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bashful2 User ID: 2116382 48748
Reviewed Oct. 2, 2008

"I use a web site called CalorieCount@about.com. I am always looking for a low calorie dessert, and thought this sounded too good to be true. That site has a recipe analyzer to put in your favorite recipes and it will tell you everything you want to know nutritionally, and even give you a "grade" for your recipe. When I put in the ingredients it analized it to: (for 12 servings), 252 calories, 12 grams fat and 1.5 grams of fiber. For anyone that is using Weight Watchers Points, that is 6 points per serving."

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didee User ID: 55514 44170
Reviewed Oct. 2, 2008

"I agree with bec091474..the calorie and fat content are most certainly incorrect

diane"

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ReneeC___NCalif User ID: 106192 43376
Reviewed Apr. 30, 2008

"Well you just made my DH's day!

Thanks!!"

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bec091474 User ID: 1726644 15853
Reviewed Apr. 30, 2008

"I do not think that the calorie/fat info are correct for this recipe...."

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