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Apple Harvest Cake Recipe

Apple Harvest Cake Recipe

Tender apple slices and subtle flavors make this old-fashioned cake one of our favorites.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 40 min. + cooling YIELD:12-15 servings


  • 2-1/4 cups sugar, divided
  • 1 cup canola oil
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 2-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 4 medium tart apples, peeled and cubed
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • Whipped cream and additional cinnamon, optional


  • 1. In a large bowl, beat 2 cups sugar, oil, eggs, orange juice and vanilla until well blended. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt; gradually beat into sugar mixture until blended. Stir in apples.
  • 2. Spread half of the batter into a greased 13x9-in. baking dish. Combine cinnamon and remaining sugar; sprinkle over batter. Carefully spread remaining batter over the top.
  • 3. Bake at 350° for 40-50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack. Garnish with whipped cream and additional cinnamon if desired. Yield: 12-15 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 376 calories, 16g fat (2g saturated fat), 57mg cholesterol, 176mg sodium, 54g carbohydrate (34g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.

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BakerDeborah User ID: 1211561 254821
Reviewed Sep. 29, 2016

"I've been making this cake for 3 years now and it has become a family favorite. I do find splitting the batter in half a challenge, but the cinnamon in the middle is totally worth it."

fivertherabbit User ID: 5733151 164058
Reviewed Nov. 3, 2011

"My family and I loved this cake!"

[email protected] User ID: 1202636 67576
Reviewed Sep. 20, 2010

"easy to make and uses ingredients that I'm likely to have on hand. Delicious served warm with ice cream or left-overs can be used for breakfast or lunch."

RenaeR User ID: 4266811 95092
Reviewed Sep. 13, 2010

"I have found an apple cake I would make time and again. It is so wonderful, easy... and perfect."

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