William Tell’s Never-Miss Apple Cake
Total TimePrep: 40 min. Bake: 50 min. + cooling
Wonderful cake, yes it does take awhile to put together, but worth every minute. Tasty and everyone loved it!
This cake is awesome! So moist and flavorful. It wasn't that time consuming for me, but I bought already sliced apples and shredded carrots to cut the prep time a bit because I still had other desserts to prepare ahead of our family's Thanksgiving get together. I live in Denver, CO, so I was a bit worried baking this at such a high altitude but it came out great! I cooked it for the full 60 minutes. I plan to make this recipe a part of my holiday dessert spread going forward!
This is a very tasty cake. However, I wonder about the comments that it is easy to put together! Not so with me! Peeling chopping apples, grating carrots, making the cream cheese layer, making the basic cake batter etc etc. I am experienced in the kitchen but I spent a lot of time making this. Good, but not worth all the time an effort. Also, I want to find an apple cake recipe that has chunks of apple in it and I thought this would be it, but it wasn't.
This cake had a great texture and flavor and not at all dry. Great way to use fall apples.
Great Fall dessert. Easy to make and delicious.
Absolutely delicious apple cake. Made it for a luncheon and everyone was wild about it. Very cinnamony, moist, cream cheese boosts the flavor and the icing is to die for!! Highly recommend this cake with no changes.
Outstanding!Made this in mid March 2018 and adapted to making it gluten free by adding one teaspoon of xanthan gum and replacing the regular flour with pure brown rice flour (Not a baking mixture.) It turned out perfectly!*Whether gluten free or not it's a bit tricky to get this cake to bake all the way in the middle without burning the outside.
My wife has made this cake numerous times, when I take to an office function or to someones house it is always the first cake to go. The cake is easy to make and very popular with everyone from kids to adults.
This cake is amazing, delicious, and was a huge hit at my recent dinner party! I searched the Internet for a fall seasonal dessert, and this cake sounded good. I read many reviews, including ones where people indicated they had challenges removing the cake from the fluted bundt pan. I followed the directions, added a little extra shredded carrots (shredded 2 large carrots for about 1 1/4 cups) as well as a little extra apple (chopped 2 large Granny Smith apples for about 2 1/2 cups.) I use Organic Coconut Oil (from Costco) as my go to shortening for all baking, so I greased and lightly floured my fluted bundt pan with coconut oil followed by flour. The cake took the full 60 minutes to bake, although I started checking it at 50 minutes. I let it cool for the 10 minutes, and then inverted the cake directly to a pedestal glass cake plate. The cake slid out without the slightest hesitation and was beautiful and perfect! As I felt the cake sounded flavorful enough, I opted not to add the additional glaze. I served it to my family and guests who ranged in age from 15 to 90 years old, and everyone raved about it, including a few who had a second slice! This will become my new fall favorite dessert...and very likely a cake I will make year-round! I'm planning on adding it to my dessert selection for Thanksgiving, and may add the glaze for the added finished look and dimension. Thank you so much for this incredible recipe! (I also must add that this is the first time I have ever felt compelled to write a review on a recipe...it was that good!)
Sometimes I use a new recipe instead of the old standbys because the reviews are so good, but this one backfired. I followed the recipe exactly - cooked for 60 minutes because it did not test done at 50 or 55. I had a hard time getting it out of the pan even though I used shortening and a heavy coat of flour, so I had to patch it together. Nevertheless, it looked delicious with the glaze and nuts and the texture was ok. The problem is . . . it has no flavor. The predominate flavor is toasted nuts, cinnamon, some of the cream cheese, but it just wasn't tasty. The glaze is too sweet and overtakes the subtle apple. This took a lot of prep and it was not worth it -- I'll stick to my old standbys.