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Apple cake on blue cake stand

Fresh Apple Cake

Course: Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: fresh apple cake
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings: 12
Calories: 359kcal
This recipe comes together pretty quickly, and creates a delicious aroma while baking! 
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  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 4 cups apples chopped, no need to peel
  • 1 3/4 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 2 eggs well beaten
  • 2 tablespoons vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup walnuts chopped


  • Preheat oven to 350*F.
  • Grease and flour a bunt pan or angle food cake pan.
  • Stir flour, baking soda and cinnamon together in a medium bowl and set aside.
  • In a large bowl combine chopped apples, sugar, oil, eggs, vanilla and nuts. Stir until well combined.
  • Add in flour mixture and stir until fully incorporated.
  • Pour (or scoop- the batter is a bit thick) into prepared pan.
  • Bake 50-60 minutes (test with toothpick for doneness… yes I know “doneness” isn’t a word!).
  • Cool before removing from pan.
  • Dust with powdered sugar just before serving.


Cake will keep well (if covered) at least 2 days (maybe 3, but I always eat it before then).


Calories: 359kcal | Carbohydrates: 53g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 27mg | Sodium: 194mg | Potassium: 112mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 34g | Vitamin A: 62IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 24mg | Iron: 1mg