Fresh Apple Cake

Have you taken advantage of the bounty of fresh apples this fall season?


If not, this is a pretty easy and quick dessert to make.


You probably already have most of the ingredients on hand, so go get some apples and let’s get started!

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  • 3 large Granny Smith apples
  • 3 tbsp lemon juice
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • butter for greasing the pan

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a springform pan generously with butter.

Peel and core the apples.


Slice into bite-sized pieces. In a medium mixing bowl toss apples with lemon juice thoroughly to coat. Set aside.


In a larger mixing bowl, whisk the eggs until frothy.


Gradually whisk in sugar, mixing thoroughly to ensure the sugar dissolves into the eggs.


With a mixing spoon, stir the flour, baking soda, cinnamon and nutmeg into the egg mixture.


Stir until just combined.  Add apples into batter,


and mix only until apples are coated.

Pour batter into pan, and spread evenly.


Bake 35 to 45 minutes or until toothpick inserted into center comes out clean. Remove from oven,


and allow to cool before removing the springform and serving. Dust with powdered sugar or garnish with whipped cream.


~Recipe adapted from Rural Missouri Newspaper



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12 Responses

  1. Glenda says:

    I hope you went to the trouble of getting out and using your corer, peeler, slicer for more than three apples! It’s a bear to clean! Great photo op though. What else did you make?
    My recipe makes a large pan full. Did you cut it down for the two of you?

    • Suzanne says:

      I’ve gotten lazy with the peeler – I just give it a thorough rinsing and call it good. Haven’t made anything else yet, still looking at recipes. Probably the apple cider donuts this weekend. Mmmmm…. This recipe makes just enough for the two of us.

  2. Alica says:

    I made some applesauce on Monday, and just picked up some more apples to can some pie filling. That will be a fun experiment for me! Oh, how I wish I had one of those apple peeler/corer/slicers for this project! 🙂

  3. Elizabeth says:

    I just love your recipes! Thanks for sharing – btw I made your awesome honey wheat bread for the neighbors last week and was asked for the recipe. I gave them yours from the website. I will most definitely make this! 🙂

  4. Kathy S. says:

    I have that same Pampered Chef apple peeler. I want to make this, but I don’t have a springform pan. Is there another kind of pan I could use? 9×13? Bundt pan?

  5. Lorraine says:

    Can you use a pie pan? I just happen to have three apples at home just waiting to be used. Thanks for sharing.

    • Suzanne says:

      I haven’t tried, but since they are about the same size, I would give it a try. Let us know how it works for you!

  6. Teresa says:

    Looks yummy, and it’s been such a good year for apples.

  7. Jerry says:

    Made the apple cake last night. Everybody loved it. Thank you.

  8. Jan says:

    I found your site last Sunday evening when I was searching for a good biscuit recipe. I made the biscuits – they were AWESOME! I just took the apple cake out of the oven and cannot wait to dive in! Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful recipes and photos.

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