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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.

Walnut-Apple Snack Cake

Walnut-Apple Snack Cake

Walnut-Apple Snack Cake

Hungry for harvesttime? This tasty cake puts the season's best in the spotlight. Featuring apples, walnuts, spices and toffee bits for sweetness, it will satisfy you to the core. —Barbara Zaverson, Hudson, New Hampshire

Makeover Italian Cream Cake

Makeover Italian Cream Cake

Makeover Italian Cream Cake

This lightened up version of a classic cake will be a happy ending to any meal. The original recipe comes from Joanne Brininstool of Austin, Texas.

Light Peanut Butter Chocolate Cake

Light Peanut Butter Chocolate Cake

Light Peanut Butter Chocolate Cake

When her mom was told to avoid sugar and fats, Annette Abbott got busy in Charlotte, North Carolina and whipped up this light, delectable dessert. “Mom loves indulging her sweet tooth while following doctor’s orders,” she laughs.
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Lighter Boston Cream Pie

Lighter Boston Cream Pie

Lighter Boston Cream Pie

“This is my lighter version of a Boston cream pie cake. Both the glaze and the filling are fat-free. This is a dessert you'll be pleased to serve on your holiday table.” Nancy Zimmerman - Cape May Court House, New Jersey

Raspberry Apple Cake

Raspberry Apple Cake

Raspberry Apple Cake

This recipe won first prize at the annual Apple Festival in Lincoln County, North Carolina! It’s not your usual apple cake—you spread raspberry jam over the crust, then cover that with apple pie filling and a sour cream topping. I hope it’s a winner in your book, too.

Iced Apple Snack Cake

Iced Apple Snack Cake

Iced Apple Snack Cake

A quick-bread mix is the secret behind this speedy and versatile spice cake from Marilyn Terman in Columbus, Ohio. Moist and flecked with bits of apple, it’s fabulous for dessert and great with a cup of coffee or as a breakfast coffee cake, Marilyn notes.

Pumpkin Chip Cake

Pumpkin Chip Cake

Pumpkin Chip Cake

“Moist and delicious, this is a great cake for fall,“ says Barbara Lindberg in Portland, Oregon. “But my kids loved it so much, it quickly became a year-round favorite. It also keeps well…and never lasts long enough to get stale!“

Easy Apple Cake

Easy Apple Cake

Easy Apple Cake

Flavored with cinnamon and apples, Sherry Ashenfelter’s rich, old-fashioned apple cake is moist, dense and down-home delicious. Even better, it 's quick to fix and, served warm with whipped cream or a dollop of frozen custard, one of her Waterville, Ohio family’s very favorite recipes for decades.

Makeover Easy Apple Cake

Makeover Easy Apple Cake

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 of the original recipe she shared in Waterville, Ohio .

Walnut Spice Fruitcake

Walnut Spice Fruitcake

Walnut Spice Fruitcake

I'm really glad I tried this recipe, and you will be, too! I think it tastes like a cross between classic Christmas fruitcake and homemade spice cake.

Makeover Chocolate Chip Snack Cake

Makeover Chocolate Chip Snack Cake

Makeover Chocolate Chip Snack Cake

Top off any meal with Chocolate Chip Snack Cake, which comes from Sarah Newman. After some makeover from the original recipe from her mom, Sarah writes from Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, “It's just as good without the guilt!”
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