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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.

William Tell's Never-Miss Apple Cake

William Tell's Never-Miss Apple Cake

William Tell's Never-Miss Apple Cake

I bake my family-favorite fall cake to usher in this abundant season. It looks so luscious that eating one piece is nearly impossible. —Jamie Jones, Madison, Georgia

Apple Upside-Down Cake

Apple Upside-Down Cake

Apple Upside-Down Cake

Topped with walnuts and caramelized tart apple slices, this cake is both easy and dazzling. It never fails to make tasters say, “wow!”—Linda Wetsch, Mandan, North Dakota

Makeover Rum Cake

Makeover Rum Cake

Makeover Rum Cake

Makeover Rum Cake has a shiny glaze, and only about half the calories and cholesterol as the original version. But it’s still moist, tender and as good with coffee in the morning as it is after a special meal. Now that’s definitely something worth celebrating. —Catharine Seman, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Golden Apple Snack Cake

Golden Apple Snack Cake

Golden Apple Snack Cake

This moist, old-fashioned cake is hard to beat, especially warmed up and finished off with a dollop of whipped topping. —Eckert Orchards, Belleville, Illinois

Orange Cranberry Torte

Orange Cranberry Torte

Orange Cranberry Torte

“Around the holidays 45 years ago, a friend gave me this recipe; it’s been a favorite ever since.” —Bertha Palamar, Fulton, New York

Apple Fruitcake

Apple Fruitcake

Apple Fruitcake

I love traditional fruitcake, but the rest of my family does not. The apple version I came up with got everyone’s seal of approval.

Makeover White Fruitcake

Makeover White Fruitcake

Makeover White Fruitcake

This recipe has been passed down through the generations. I remember my mother making this every Christmas, and it just wouldn’t be Christmas in our home without it. But it’s in dire need of a makeover. —Judy Grebetz, Racine, Wisconsin

Almond Torte

Almond Torte

Almond Torte

Reduced-fat sour cream, egg whites and applesauce lighten up this gorgeous torte. A creamy custard filling lends richness. —Kathy Olsen, Marlborough, New Hampshire

Zucchini Chocolate Cake with Orange Glaze

Zucchini Chocolate Cake with Orange Glaze

Zucchini Chocolate Cake with Orange Glaze

This moist and mouthwatering cake has a rich chocolate flavor, a hint of orange and is chock-full of zucchini and nuts. —Barbara Worrel, Granbury, Texas

Slow Cooker Apple Pudding Cake

Slow Cooker Apple Pudding Cake

Slow Cooker Apple Pudding Cake

A comforting dessert like this is a superb treat on a chilly night. Since the pudding is made in a slow cooker, it does not require any attention from you, so it's great when entertaining. It separates into three layers—apples, cake and sauce; and I like to serve it in a bowl. —Ellen Schroeder, Reedsburg, Wisconsin

Upside-Down Apple Cake with Butterscotch Topping

Upside-Down Apple Cake with Butterscotch Topping

Upside-Down Apple Cake with Butterscotch Topping

This cake is a favorite of mine. I love the smell of the apples and butterscotch as it is baking. It fills the house with a perfect autumn aroma. —Sabrina Haught, Spencer, West Virginia
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