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Apple Cakes

We feature the best recipes for apple cakes, including fruitcake, shortcake, bundt cake, rum cake, torte, cupcakes, snack cakes and more.

Apple Cakes with Lemon Sauce

Apple Cakes with Lemon Sauce

Apple Cakes with Lemon Sauce

"Perfect for dessert or brunch, these rich apple mini cakes are irresistible, served with a steaming cup of coffe. I make them often when I have fresh apples from our small orchard," Mary Shivers writes from Ada, Oklahoma.

Mixed Berry Cake

Mixed Berry Cake

Mixed Berry Cake

Even in the dead of winter in Cape May Court House, New Jersey, Nancy Zimmerman serves up the fabulous flavor of summer-fresh fruit with this yummy cake just loaded with convenient frozen berries. “Use sliced strawberries or any mix of berries you like,” Nancy suggests.

Strawberry Shortcake Dessert

Strawberry Shortcake Dessert

Strawberry Shortcake Dessert

This recipe was given to me by a co-worker, and it gets rave reviews every time. I've tried it with other fruits, including blueberries, cherries, and peaches. All work out great. — Michele Trachier, Pasadena, Texas
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Upside-Down Apple Cake

Upside-Down Apple Cake

Upside-Down Apple Cake

Baked in a bundt pan and drizzled with icing, this breakfast cake will be a highlight of your holiday menu. I adapted the recipe from one of my grandmother's. —Shaunda Wenger, Nibley, Utah

Apple Nut Cake with Rum Sauce

Apple Nut Cake with Rum Sauce

Apple Nut Cake with Rum Sauce

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

Makeover Spiced Cocoa-Apple Cake

Makeover Spiced Cocoa-Apple Cake

Makeover Spiced Cocoa-Apple Cake

"This recipe was given to me years ago," writes Wendy Keys from Reno, Nevada. "I love it and used to make it often, but haven't done so in a while because of its high fat and calorie count. Can you help?" Our Test Kitchen lightened up her original recipe for this healthier version that tastes even more delicious than the original. How sweet is that?

Spiced Apple Dessert

Spiced Apple Dessert

Spiced Apple Dessert

Drizzled with warm caramel sauce, this classic and comforting, old-fashioned dessert is an heirloom recipe. “It was passed down from my Great-Aunt Syd,” writes Anne Livingston from Evanston, Illinois. “It’s so good in wintertime and no one ever guesses it’s as light as it is!” TASTY TIP Chopped pecans make an easy but elegant substitute in this recipe.

Pound Cake

Pound Cake

Pound Cake

"This is my own low-fat recipe and I often use cubes of it to make a wonderfully light blueberry trifle," writes Joyce Grasby from Rochester, New York. She also likes to spoon fresh or frozen fruit or berries over each slice for added flavor.

Makeover Moist Carrot Cake

Makeover Moist Carrot Cake

Makeover Moist Carrot Cake

One sweet bite of this heavenly carrot cake and you'll be on cloud nine. Not only is the cake moist and flavorful, the icing is truly to-die-for. —Geri Frahm, Gretna, Nebraska

Apple Harvest Cake

Apple Harvest Cake

Apple Harvest Cake

Tender apple slices and subtle flavors make this old-fashioned cake one of our favorites.

Makeover White Texas Sheet Cake

Makeover White Texas Sheet Cake

Makeover White Texas Sheet Cake

This tried and true recipe is absolutely delicious. Nearly 15 years ago, Joanie wrote, “With its creamy frosting and light almond flavor, no one can stop at just one piece!” That certainly is still accurate today. Another reader, Kaye Buckley, from Springfield, Massachusetts loves this recipe and was wondering if we could do a makeover on it. Without being able to see a noticeable difference in flavor, our team cut over 50% of the fat, and more than a third of the calories. Enjoy!
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