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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.

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A delightful coconut and ricotta cheese filling is hidden inside these chocolate cupcakes. —Dolores Skrout, Summerhill, Pennsylvania
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German Apple Cake with Sweet Drizzle

German Apple Cake with Sweet Drizzle

German Apple Cake with Sweet Drizzle

Tender apple slices and a simple confectioner's-sugar drizzle make this old-world treat yummy and comforting. It's especially good served warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.—Tracey Rosato, Markham, Ontario

Apple Cream Shortcakes

Apple Cream Shortcakes

Apple Cream Shortcakes

"Here’s a new take on two old favorites—shortcake and apple pie," writes Athena Russell of Florence, South Carolina. The apple flavor makes it an ideal autumn dish.

Molly's Sweet and Spicy Tzimmes Cake

Molly's Sweet and Spicy Tzimmes Cake

Molly's Sweet and Spicy Tzimmes Cake

My husband and I are always on the lookout for new ways to incorporate Jewish traditions into our interfaith home. Rich with apples, carrots and sweet potato, this sweet and spicy cake is perfect for Rosh Hashana or any fall holiday. —Molly Haendler, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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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.

Reese's Chocolate Snack Cake

Reese's Chocolate Snack Cake

Reese's Chocolate Snack Cake

This cake is constantly requested by my family. Its yellow and orange toppings make it the perfect dessert for a Halloween party. —Eileen Travis, Ukiah, California

Frosted Blackberry Cake

Frosted Blackberry Cake

Frosted Blackberry Cake

Ann Kelly of Gallatin, Tennessee takes advantage of boxed mixes to bake this moist berry-flavored cake. "My husband and I started watching our fat and sugar intake, so I made several changes to the original recipe to come up with this lighter version," she says. "It's best prepared the day before serving, and it freezes well, too."

Makeover Coconut Supreme Torte

Makeover Coconut Supreme Torte

Makeover Coconut Supreme Torte

Heavenly cakes are a hallmark of dessert time, and this lightened-up treat is no exception. “My neighbor made the scrumptious cake and gave me the recipe,” shares Vernelle Lazzarini of Upland, California. This made-over version of the original is as easy on the waistline as it is the taste buds.

Rich Chocolate Snack Cake

Rich Chocolate Snack Cake

Rich Chocolate Snack Cake

"You'd never guess this rich-tasting delicious chocolate dessert is much lighter than a traditional cake or brownie," says Carolyn Wolbers of Loveland, Ohio. "The applesauce adds moisture and helps reduce the fat."

Walnut Apple Cake

Walnut Apple Cake

Walnut Apple Cake

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

Apple Pie Dessert

Apple Pie Dessert

Apple Pie Dessert

MY AUNT gave me this recipe and it is a wonderful fall dessert for two or more. It tastes like apple pie, yet is less time consuming to prepare. With the special touch of the butter sauce, it receives raves for taste and a delightful surprise flavor addition.

Raisin Pound Cake

Raisin Pound Cake

Raisin Pound Cake

Yellow cake mix, applesauce and raisins make this moist pleasantly spiced loaf a no-fuss favorite of LuEllen Spaulding. "I turn to this recipe when unexpected guests drop by because I usually have the ingredients in the cupboard," writes the Caro, Michigan baker. For a special occasion, top slices with fresh fruit.
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