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Apple Cake Recipe: Warm Apple Pudding Cake

I love the fall because it’s apple season and the perfect time to try this apple cake recipe!  We have several wild apple trees on the road we live on so I can smell the scent of apples every time I take a walk. We used to have our own apple tree on our property but it didn’t survive one of our particularly harsh winters. Now, I generally buy my apples from the farmer’s market instead.  Since I have a big bag full of apples in the refrigerator, I thought I would try this apple cake recipe I found in One Bowl Baking that I got for review.

apple cake recipe

Apple Cake Recipe

I love baking but I want it simple.  I don’t want to have to simplify by starting with a boxed cake mix or some kind of packaged ingredients.  I want real from scratch baking like my Grandmother used to do.  I don’t want to have to buy a bunch of fancy equipment or have the skill level of a French pastry chef to do it either. I have wonderful memories of my Grandmother baking cookies when I was a little girl.  We used to visit her in northern Vermont each summer.  Her kitchen was simplicity at its best. There was no microwave, no food processor, no shelves lined with packages of pre-made foods.

One Bowl Baking is full of recipes that are simple and delicious. These from scratch recipes remind me of the way my Grandmother used to bake.  You won’t find yourself needing to microwave anything and you won’t spend two hours in the kitchen preparing them.  They can all be assembled and in the oven in 15 minutes or less. One bowl… no fancy equipment… that’s my kind of recipe.

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Apple Cake Recipe: Warm Apple Pudding Cake
 
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Recipe type: Dessert
Ingredients
  • 4 tbsp unsalted butter, softened
  • 1¼ cups packed light brown sugar
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 large yolk
  • 1½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 cups Granny Smith apples peeled, shredded and lightly packed
  • 1¼ cups all purpose flour
  • 1¼ tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ⅛ tsp nutmeg
  • ¾ cup walnuts, chopped
Instructions
  1. Place an oven rack in the middle position. Preheat the oven to 350F. Butter an 8" square baking dish.
  2. In a large bowl, stir the butter, brown sugar, and salt until well combined.
  3. Stir in the egg, egg yolk and vanilla until combined. Stir in grated apples.
  4. Add the flour, cinnamon, baking soda, baking powder, and nutmeg to the bowl then stir until completely combined. Stir in the walnuts.
  5. Pour the batter into the pan and bake until just firm, about 35 minutes. Set the pan on a wire rack to cool.

Serve as is for breakfast or a non sweet dessert.  If you want something a bit more decadent, drizzle caramel over the cake and top with fresh whipped cream.

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Do you have a favorite apple cake recipe?

 

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About Ellen Christian

Ellen is a busy mom of two teenagers who left the corporate world in 2008 to focus on a more eco-friendly life. She lives in rural Vermont where she juggles family, two blogs and a career in social media.

Comments

  1. I love apple cake and this recipe looks very easy to make!! Yum!

  2. This is such a great recipe and one I think I’d always fall back on to for something to prepare for my family or guests. I bet this would be great with a cup of coffee.

  3. I bet this smells so good when it’s baking!! I’m gluten free so I’d have to modify it a bit, but I’m already smelling it!

  4. I”ve not heard of apple cake before. 

    I’d love to make/eat this! 

  5. that looks amazing!

  6. How sad about your apple tree! I love a good old fashioned apple pie. I’ve got a drawer full right now from a neighbor. It’s a good year for them here in Montana and people are giving them away! We hope to put a couple of trees in next year.

    I love one bowl baking!

  7. That looks mouthwatering-ly delicious!! I love apple – it’s one of my favorite fall flavors!

  8. That sounds perfect for fall! I love baking with apples!

  9. I love apples and I love cake so I know I am going to love this recipe!

  10. I actually really like apple flavored stuff and this sounds so good for a chilly fall day.

  11. hmm, this looks quite delicious! We have a drawer full of apples that need to be baked into something scrumptious! This looks perfect. 

  12. Pretty, Polished, Perfect. says:

    I love fall!! Not because of pumpkins, but for the apples! (and the spices, lol!)

  13. Jenna Wood says:

    This would be great with a fresh cup of pumpkin java in the morning. Thanks for sharing a great Fall recipe!

  14. I think apple cake would taste especially good right out of the oven with ice cream..

  15. This looks so delicious! I love apple cake!

  16. Robin Wilson says:

    Not THAT’S a closeup!  Great pic btw!  I have never made an apple cake that I can recall.  But this looks like an amazing one to start baking!

  17. That sounds really good. My oldest son would love it. I’m all about easy baking, too. 

  18. Karen Glatt says:

    This cake recipe looks so delicious! I need to make this delicious and easy Apple Cake. I love apples and in this cake it sure looks good.

  19. Damn that looks good! I’ll have to try that.

  20. What a great way to use apples! I imagine this would make your kitchen smell great when baking!!

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