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Apple Cake

Celebrate the arrival of apple season with this delicious “best ever apple cake” recipe. Get the recipe and try it out with your family this fall!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword apple cake
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 12 people
Calories 510kcal


  • 1 1/2 cups vegetable oil
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3 eggs room temperature
  • 3 tablespoons vanilla extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup pecans chopped
  • 3 cups granny smith apples diced
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup milk


  • Preheat oven to 325 ° F. Beat the oil, sugar and eggs with electric mixer until well blended. Add in vanilla extract.
  • Whisk together the flour, salt, baking soda, nutmeg and cinnamon. Add to wet ingredients and beat until just blended.
  • Stir in diced apples and pecans. Pour batter into 9x13 baking pan. I have tried this recipe in a bundt pan but the key to this cake is the glaze soaking into it so a flat sheet pan works best.
  • Bake at 325 degrees for 30-35 or until lightly golden and cooked through. Let cool.
  • To make glaze, add butter, brown sugar, vanilla extract, and milk to a saucepan. Bring to a rolling boil and pour over the cooled cake. Let the cake cool again completely (can chill in refrigerator until ready to slice). Slice into squares and enjoy!



Calories: 510kcal | Carbohydrates: 81g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 62mg | Sodium: 379mg | Potassium: 158mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 55g | Vitamin A: 335IU | Vitamin C: 1.6mg | Calcium: 49mg | Iron: 2mg