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 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

    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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    How to Make Apple Spice Cake (with Brown Sugar Frosting!)

    Serve up a slice of fall by learning how to make apple spice cake. It's so good, you'll reach for...


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    31 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...


    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

    21 reviews

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

    Apple Brandy Pecan Cake

    My favorite apple cake is made with a shot of brandy and drizzled with caramel to set off the wonderful...


    Moist Apple Cake

    6 reviews

    This appetizing apple cinnamon cake, draped with a warm brown sugar sauce, is a crowd-pleaser at parties or at the...


    Fresh Apple Cake with Caramel Sauce

    27 reviews

    I've had this recipe for years and make it often since Michigan has an abundance of apples. The caramel sauce...


    Apple Cocoa Snack Cake

    4 reviews

    The apple provides natural sweetening and helps make this cake moist and delicious. I'm a former home economics teacher who...

    Walnut Apple Cake with Butter Sauce

    1 review

    Loaded with tart apples and crunchy walnuts, this cake is fun to take to potlucks or family gatherings. The sweet...


    Clove Apple Cake

    4 reviews

    "This spicy and sweet cake is a wonderful coffee-time dessert, especially with the creamy custard sauce," notes Kim Marie Van...


    Walnut Apple Cake

    6 reviews

    I first tasted this delicious cake at a Halloween party and quickly asked for the recipe. It's not too sweet,...


    Country Apple Coffee Cake

    1 review

    "I love to cook for my husband and three children, but my rule is 'the simpler the better'," relates Katie...


    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...

    Caramel Apple Cupcakes

    21 reviews

    Take these extra special cupcakes to your next event and watch how quickly they disappear! With a caramel topping and...


    Apple Cranberry Upside-Down Cakes

    Cornmeal gives this upside-down cake a unique texture. Apples, cranberries and pecan make a delicious alternative to the typical pineapple...


    Spiced Apple Cupcakes

    I came up with the combination of cinnamon and cayenne. I was making cinnamon toast one day and accidentally sprinkled...


    Chunky Apple Snack Cake

    5 reviews

    We enjoy this cake as a snack, packed in lunches or as a scrumptious dessert when warmed and topped with...


    Cinnamon-Apple Honey Cake

    8 reviews

    We're not keen on desserts, but I wanted to make my husband a small cake for his birthday. So I...


    Caramel Apple Cake

    57 reviews

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


    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...


    Apple-Nut Coffee Cake

    2 reviews

    "My great-grandmother created this recipe, and it has been passed down through our family," shares Cyndi Martin of Montgomery, Illinois....

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    Apple Plum Streusel Dessert

    4 reviews

    Mom would make this German delicacy and other sweets a day ahead to keep the oven free for the roast...


    Apple Spice Tube Cake

    5 reviews

    This applesauce bundt cake is perfect for the autumn season. Not too sweet and not too heavy, the moist bundt...


    Nutty Apple Coffee Cake

    1 review

    "When I was growing up, my mother used to make this during apple season," recalls Debbie Tilley of Riverview, Florida....


    Cinnamon Apple Coffee Cake

    18 reviews

    Tender apples add nice flavor to my quick, easy cake. This nutty treat was a family favorite served warm after...


    Apple Cream Shortcakes

    3 reviews

    "Here’s a new take on two old favorites—shortcake and apple pie," writes Athena Russell of Florence, South Carolina. The apple...


    Apple Tube Cake

    9 reviews

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