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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.

14-Karat Cake

14-Karat Cake

14-Karat Cake

"When I served this carrot cake to my family last Easter, everyone loved it...and they couldn't tell I had lightened it up!" relates Ellen Schuh of Sherwood, Wisconsin.

Apple Pound Cake

Apple Pound Cake

Apple Pound Cake

An apple cider glaze makes each slice of this rich pound cake nice and sweet. It's a favorite fall treat at our house. —Mary Martin, Madison, North Carolina

Makeover White Layer Cake

Makeover White Layer Cake

Makeover White Layer Cake

Compared to the original recipe it is modified from, this pared-down dessert has nearly 60% less fat, just half the cholesterol and about a quarter less calories and sodium.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Greendale, Wisconsin
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Jewish Apple Cake

Jewish Apple Cake

Jewish Apple Cake

This moist cake, with two layers of cinnamon-seasoned apples, makes a yummy snack or breakfast treat. "My family loves Jewish Apple Cakes, so this low-fat version became an instant favorite," says Kylene Konosky of Jermyn, Pennsylvania.

Cran-Apple Walnut Cake

Cran-Apple Walnut Cake

Cran-Apple Walnut Cake

I rely on applesauce to keep this crowd-pleasing cake tender and moist. The blend of nuts, cranberries and apples complements the subtle hint of wheat flour for terrific taste.—Martha Pollock, Oregonia, Ohio

Potluck German Apple Cake

Potluck German Apple Cake

Potluck German Apple Cake

My mother made this cake for my brothers and me when we were kids. It's an excellent choice for potlucks any time of year. —Edie DeSpain, Logan, Utah

Apple Spice Bundt Cake

Apple Spice Bundt Cake

Apple Spice Bundt Cake

This cake is perfect for the autumn season. Not too sweet and not too heavy, the moist bundt cake has a mild fruit flavor and a pleasant spice level.—Laurel Leslie, Sonora, California

Gran's Apple Cake

Gran's Apple Cake

Gran's Apple Cake

My grandmother occasionally brought over this wonderful cake warm from the oven. The spicy apple flavor combined with the sweet cream cheese frosting made this dessert a treasured recipe. Even though I've lightened it up, it's still a family favorite. —Lauris Conrad, Turlock, California

Moist Applesauce Fruitcake

Moist Applesauce Fruitcake

Moist Applesauce Fruitcake

The recipe for this flavorful cake has been handed down in my husbands' family for four generations.

Apple Plum Streusel Dessert

Apple Plum Streusel Dessert

Apple Plum Streusel Dessert

Mom would make this German delicacy and other sweets a day ahead to keep the oven free for the roast goose. Similar to coffee cake, this attractive dessert is filled with sweet fruit and topped with chopped nuts and a drizzle of icing. -Rosemarie Forcum White Stone, Virginia

Cinnamon Apple Coffee Cake

Cinnamon Apple Coffee Cake

Cinnamon Apple Coffee Cake

Tender apples add nice flavor to this quick-to-fix cake from Gertrude Hart. The Oak Creek, Wisconsin cook says the nutty treat was a family favorite when served warm after church on Sunday mornings.
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