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Delicious Apple Cake Recipe -- Perfect for Multiple Loaf Pans & Gifts!

Fresh Apple Cake

Delicious, moist apple cake dessert, using fresh chopped apples and pantry items on hand.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword apples, bread, cake
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 50 minutes
Servings 1 large loaf


  • 1.5 cups vegetable oil (can also use canola oil)
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 3 cups flour (plain)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 3 large apples -- peeled and chopped (approx. 3 cups)
  • 1 cup chopped pecans (optional)


  • 1 stick butter
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 2 Tbsp milk


  1. Peel and chop apples. Set aside.

  2. Spray loaf pan with Pam or other baking spray. Set aside.

  3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

  4. Mix oil, sugar and eggs in electric mixer at medium speed for three minutes.

  5. Add dry ingredients to mixture and mix until well incorporated.

  6. Fold in vanilla, chopped apples and optional chopped nuts.

  7. Pour batter into pan and place in oven.

  8. Bake for approximately 1 hr. 20 minutes.

  9. Remove from oven and place on cooling rack.

  10. When cooled, remove from pan and invert onto a serving dish.


  1. Melt butter in medium-sized pan on stove.

  2. Add brown sugar and milk.

  3. Bring mixture to a boil. Boil for two minutes while stirring constantly.

  4. Remove glaze from heat and drizzle over cooled cake.

Recipe Notes

This recipe can easily be changed for three smaller loaf pans, which are great to give as gifts! Bake at 350 degrees for approximately one hour. If gifting, invert the baked cakes onto a plate, add the glaze and then wrap in tin foil once the glaze has cooled and is set.