Fresh Apple Cake


This is Emily’s favorite stir-together cake. It’s so rich and moist and so full of tangy apples, you can eat it for breakfast. Wrap it in foil and store it in the fridge—if you have any left over. It’s even better the second day. Double it, if you like, and bake it in a bundt or stem pan for 1 1/2 hours. SAM

1 egg, lightly beaten
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup firmly packed dark brown sugar
2/3 cup vegetable oil or olive oil
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
2 cups chopped tart fresh apples (2 medium apples)
1 cup chopped pecans or walnuts
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour a 9-by 5-inch loaf pan and set aside. In a large bowl, combine the egg, sugars, and oil, beating with a whisk until smooth. In a separate bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and ginger and add to the egg mixture alternately with the apples by thirds. The batter will be very stiff. Stir in the nuts and vanilla and spoon into the prepared loaf pan. Bake for 1 hour. Cool in the pan on a wire rack for 15 minutes before turning out onto a plate.
Makes 8 servings.


10 Responses to Fresh Apple Cake

  1. Suganya says:

    no butter, 1 egg, fresh apples…. I am loving it!

    So good and it’s so good for you! Thanks.

  2. arundati says:

    i just baked some whole wheat fresh apple muffins!! am bookmarking this to try the next time…… 🙂

    I also love whole wheat muffins. You could try adding whole wheat to this cake. Trade out 1/4 cup of regular flour for whole wheat. I bet it would be very good. Thanks for the idea.

  3. lakshmi says:

    i think i can skip that extra egg with milk or apple sauce easily – wonderful recipe.

    What an interesting idea! How much milk would you substitute for the egg? That could be a very useful tip for cooks trying to avoid eggs. Post it on The ‘yum’ blog and I’ll do a link. Thanks.

  4. Rina says:

    Good Recipe.. Hope to try it

    Hi Rina,

    Fresh Apple Cake is great. It’s very easy and last-minute. Plus, with oil and only one egg, it’s very healthy, although when you eat a slice the next day you’ll think it’s incredibly rich and indulgent.

  5. jolynna says:

    This sounds so good, I think my readers would also enjoy it.! Anyway I am including a link to this blog here at the end of my post today for those who want more apple recipes.

    I LOVE apple cake.

    Hi Jolynna,

    Thanks for the link. Your apple crumb pie sounds delicious. I like the idea of a pie crust with shortening and butter. I’ll try that next time. This apple cake is so good! I think you’ll like it.

  6. I’ve got to try this recipe! Do you have any lemon meringue recipes? You honestly have some of the best looking food I’ve ever seen! Wow!

    Yes, I do have recipes for lemon meringue pie. I’ll post one soon. Thanks.

  7. First time here, and am loving it. The fresh apple cake sounds great. This is apple season here, and am dying to try this recipe. Just finished making a choc cake nd cookies, so sadly will hve to wait for them to be devoured before I get to the oven again…:0)

    This is a fabulous cake and like many rich things it’s even better the second day. I just read your blog. What fun! I love your quotes. I, too, put quotes in almost everything. I’ll add it to my blogroll.

  8. Anne says:

    This apple cake is sure sounding good to me. I love to cook and bake and love finding new recipes to try. This one is a good one I know just by reading the ingredients. Thanks! Keep em’ coming!

    • rockyroadoflove says:

      You’ll love this apple cake. It’s so easy to stir together and so good. It’s even healthy because it’s make with oil. I’ve been making it for many years. Store it in the fridge, if it doesn’t disappear the day you make it. It gets richer and better with time. Thanks for commenting. E

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