Apple Cake Recipes

A good apple cake recipe turns out moist, dense and down-right delicious. With German and Jewish roots, we’ve tested and selected our favorite old-fashioned apple cake recipes—and included few new spins, too.

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Apple Cake with Homemade Buttermilk Sauce

This apple cake with buttermilk sauce recipe is super easy. Top with spiced apples, drizzle with the warm sauce and serve! —Sarita Gelner, Waunakee, Wisconsin

Grandma’s Apple Cake

6 reviews

My grandma's apple cake recipe is perfect for fall gatherings. With lightly spiced apples and a sweet glaze, each slice...


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32 Apple Cake Recipes Perfect for Fall

Enjoy fall's favorite fruit in one of these amazing apple cake recipes. We have ideas for upside-down cake, German apple...


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Apple Gingerbread Skillet Cake

1 review

This gingerbread recipe came from my grandmother, and we always ate it with warm applesauce. I adapted it into a...


Apple Cake for Passover

Adding a dollop of whipped cream is a sweet addition to this passover cake! —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee,...

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Apple Spice Cake with Brown Sugar Frosting

22 reviews

I am a healthy eater most of the time, but this apple spice cake is worth the splurge! Every year...


Cran-Apple Praline Gingerbread

2 reviews

Start with a spice-rich batter poured atop apples and cranberries in a creamy caramel sauce, then invert when done baking...

Apple-Pumpkin Upside-Down Cake

5 reviews

We love the combination of classic fall fruits in this cake. I bake the apples on the bottom to keep...


Caramel-Apple Skillet Buckle

7 reviews

My grandma used to bake a version of this for me when I was a little girl. She would make...


Apple-Spice Angel Food Cake

14 reviews

I dressed up an angel food cake mix with some nuts, spice and applesauce to make an easy and light...


Apple Bavarian Torte

6 reviews

A cookie-like crust holds the sensational filling of cream cheese, apples and almonds. This comforting apple torte will be welcomed...

Dutch Apple Cake

95 reviews

My husband and I came to Canada from Holland more than 40 years ago. This traditional Dutch recipe is a...


Molly’s Sweet and Spicy Tzimmes Cake

1 review

My husband and I are always on the lookout for new ways to incorporate Jewish traditions into our interfaith home....


Aunt Lou’s Fresh Apple Cake

21 reviews

My Great-Aunt Lou made a luscious fresh apple cake recipe that became a family tradition. My mom makes it for...


Apple Pear Cake

11 reviews

When my sister Catherine made her apple cake for me, I knew I needed the recipe. For my version, I...


William Tell’s Never-Miss Apple Cake

140 reviews

I bake my family-favorite fall cake to usher in this abundant season. It looks so luscious that eating one piece...

Caramel Apple Coffee Cake with Walnuts

2 reviews

I created this recipe after a trip to an orchard with my family. This moist cake is full of hearty...


Apple Walnut Cake

13 reviews

This moist apple walnut cake is perfect for brunch. It gets its appeal from big chunks of sweet apples, nutty...


German Apple Cake

17 reviews

With the long, cold winters we have here, this German apple cake recipe has warmed many a kitchen. The cake...


Jewish Apple Cake

6 reviews

A friend from New Hampshire gave me this Jewish apple cake recipe, which took a blue ribbon at the county...


Daisy’s Fruitcake

5 reviews

I added pecans and candied fruits to an apple cake recipe for my Texan take on traditional English fruitcake. —Daisy...


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Apple Snickerdoodle Dump Cake

8 reviews

With an apple farm just down the road, I'm always looking for creative ways to use up those bushels. We...


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Potluck German Apple Cake

58 reviews

My mother made this German apple cake for my brothers and me when we were kids. It's an excellent choice...


Butterscotch Apple Cake

11 reviews

"My family often requests this easy old-fashioned cake for get-togethers—especially in the fall," writes Beth Struble from Bryan, Ohio.

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Caramel Apple Cake

58 reviews

When I go to potlucks, family gatherings or on hunting and fishing trips with my husband and son, this cake...


Easy Apple Cake

27 reviews

After testing many apple cake recipes with fresh apples, I found this old-fashioned easy apple cake that is moist, dense...


Bavarian Apple Torte

13 reviews

This rich, creamy torte has always been one of my favorite autumn desserts. Mom uses the freshest apples from a...


Apple Tube Cake

10 reviews

I love this apple bundt cake recipe because the cake has a thin, crunchy crust and a soft, delicious inside....


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Oma’s Apfelkuchen (Grandma’s Apple Cake)

14 reviews

My husband’s German family calls this Oma’s apfelkuchen, which translates to "Grandma’s apple cake." They’ve been sharing the recipe for...


Spiced Apple Cake with Caramel Icing

1 review

Easy to prepare and popular with my friends and family, this apple cake is one of my all-time favorite autumn...