Fresh Apple Cake

"This cake is great with a cup of coffee. Sometimes I divide the batter into two 8-inch cake pans and give one as a gift."
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photo by Pam-I-Am photo by Pam-I-Am
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Ready In:
1hr 25mins




  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Butter the bottom only of a 9x13-inch pan; set aside.
  • In mixing bowl, beat all cake ingredients for 2 minutes.
  • Pour into prepared pan.
  • In small bowl, combine topping ingredients and sprinkle over cake batter.
  • Bake for about 1 hour or when a toothpick inserted in center comes out dry.
  • Note: When I make two 8-inch cakes I line the cake pans with foil.
  • They don't take as long to bake.
  • When the cakes have cooled I remove the cake and foil from the pan then peel the foil off the cake taking care not to disturb the crumb topping.
  • This cake also freezes well.

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  1. I chose this recipe because it used more apples than most others. I did use half the sugar it calls for as I just felt like that was too much for my liking. I tasted the batter before pouring it in to the dish to make sure and it was plenty sweet for me with 1 cup sugar. I made in a 9 x 13 pan as you mentioned and mine only took 30 minutes to bake - I feel if it had gone a full hour it would have been burnt. I loved the flavor and texture. I adore walnuts in this and most other things. It is especially delicious right out of the oven.
  2. Made this for a family dinner the other night and everyone loved it! All wanted left overs to take home. I did reduce the sugar to a cup in the batter as one reviewer had said. Wish I would have added another half cup or the whole 2 cups. The batter was perfectly sweet but when i baked it the sugar sweetness went down in my opinion. Overall the recipe is great. The cake is super moist. I thought it was even better the next day at room temperature!
  3. Very delicious and moist, I will be making this cake for years to come. Although the next time I will reduce the sugar content in the topping.
  4. I just made this delicious cake.I did't even wait for it to cool before I cut it.Very easy and very good.


I was born in Newfoundland, Canada. I grew up watching my grandmother bake bread and knit. <br>I now live in a friendly little town on the coast of North Carolina. I love to bake, especially bread and desserts. I also love to knit, especially socks, just like my grandmother. I am the co-owner of a yarn shop in our little town. When I'm not working in the shop I am usually at home in the kitchen!
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