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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.

Sweetheart Red Cake

Sweetheart Red Cake

Sweetheart Red Cake

"This red velvet cake has become a family favorite since I first found the recipe," writes Jeannette Beauchemin from her home in North Smithfield, Rhode Island. "But we are all watching our fat intake, and it would be wonderful to enjoy this dessert without feeling too much guilt. Can your experts redo it?" Our home economists are happy to oblige.

Nutty Apple Coffee Cake

Nutty Apple Coffee Cake

Nutty Apple Coffee Cake

"When I was growing up, my mother used to make this during apple season," recalls Debbie Tilley of Riverview, Florida. "The original recipe called for butter and egg, but I replaced them with applesauce and egg substitute."

Yogurt Applesauce Cake

Yogurt Applesauce Cake

Yogurt Applesauce Cake

Cloves, cinnamon and nutmeg lend an appetizing aroma to this yummy cake made with fat-free yogurt. "It's great for brunch, dessert or snacking," notes Tina Dierking of Skowhegan, Maine. "In fact, it's great anytime!"
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Blueberries 'N' Cheese Coffee Cake

Blueberries 'N' Cheese Coffee Cake

Blueberries 'N' Cheese Coffee Cake

This is favorite coffee cakes. It is prepared often for guests.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Greendale, Wisconsin

Lemon Raspberry-Filled Cake

Lemon Raspberry-Filled Cake

Lemon Raspberry-Filled Cake

This attractive layer cake tastes as good as it looks. It's special enough for company, but you'll have to convince your guests it's light! —Heidi Scott, Appleton, Wisconsin

Honey Spice Snack Cake

Honey Spice Snack Cake

Honey Spice Snack Cake

Our Test Kitchen staff relied on ground cloves, applesauce and honey to give this scrumptious spice cake its down-home goodness. The light airy treat is sprinkled with a little confectioners' sugar.

Lemon Delight Cake

Lemon Delight Cake

Lemon Delight Cake

When I needed to bring a treat to work, I combined four different recipes into this moist cake. A boxed mix makes it easy, but the creamy filling and buttery topping make it memorable. —Lydia Mason of Brainerd, Minnesota

Mocha Frosted Snack Cake

Mocha Frosted Snack Cake

Mocha Frosted Snack Cake

Here's a lighter version of a chocolate mocha cake I've been baking for my family for over 30 years. I replaced part of the sugar with a lower-calorie sugar blend and some of the oil with applesauce. It turned out just as delicious.—Donna Roberts, Manhattan, Kansas

Oatmeal Cake with Broiled Frosting

Oatmeal Cake with Broiled Frosting

Oatmeal Cake with Broiled Frosting

After enjoying this recipe for more than 30 years, I knew it was time to revise it. I was happy to discover that replacing the oil with applesauce and using fat-free half-and-half didn't alter the flavor of my favorite snack. —Pat Van Cleve of Winston-Salem, North Carolina

Cinnamon-Apple Honey Cake

Cinnamon-Apple Honey Cake

Cinnamon-Apple Honey Cake

"We're not keen on desserts, but I wanted to make my husband a small cake for his birthday," says Rebecca Zeissler of Forest Park, Illinois. "So i created this recipe for the occasion, and the cake came out moist, elegant and delicious."

Apple Gingerbread Cake

Apple Gingerbread Cake

Apple Gingerbread Cake

Add apples and a crumb topping to a packaged gingerbread cake mix for a speedy treat.
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