Fresh Apple Cake Recipe

Oh yes, it is apple season. Fresh apple cake is one of my family’s favorite ways to celebrate the arrival of Fall. Chock full of pecans and apples with a hint of cinnamon, this cake hits all the right notes. I also use a variety of apple so use your favorite varieties. Come on, put on your cardigan and start the fire and cut a slice of apple cake. Oh, and if you want to drizzle some Salted Caramel Sauce on the cake — who I am to stop you!

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Fresh Apple Cake



  1. Preheat oven to 350° and prepare baking pans.
  2. In a large mixing bowl add flour, salt, baking soda, and cinnamon.  Use a whisk to combine.  Set aside.
  3. In the bowl of a mixer, beat eggs, sugars, vanilla and oil.  Beat for 2-3 minutes until well combined.
  4. Add dry ingredients and beat until fully combined.
  5. Lightly toss nuts with small amount of flour.  Fold in apples and nuts by hand.
  6. Pour batter into prepared pans and bake until toothpick inserted into center comes out clean.



  • Can use four 6” round pans (bake for 35-45 minutes) or a Bundt pan (bake for 1 hour at 300° if using Bundt pan.)
  • Apples…I use a combination of Granny Smith and Gala apples.  Use what you like.
  • Make sure all ingredients are at room temperature.
  • Toast your nuts!  Seriously, adding toasted nuts to a recipe really punches up the flavor.  
  • Be sure to toss the nuts with a light dusting of flour.  This will help prevent the nuts from dropping to the bottom of the pan as the cake bakes.


  1. Susanna Caliendo says:

    what is the frosting shown on the cake please?

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