Top Rated Apple Cake Recipes

The Barefoot Contessa’s Cranberry and Apple Cake
This recipe is inspired by a cranberry pie from Sarah Chase’s book Cold Weather Cooking. My friend Barbara Liberman calls it “easy cake”—I call it delicious. It’s even better served warm with vanilla ice cream. Adapted from the "Barefoot Contessa How Easy is That?" by Ina Garten. 
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Apple Cake Recipe
INGREDIENTS 2 cups all purpose flour 3 tablespoons almond meal (flour) 2 teaspoons baking powder 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon salt 3 or 4 apples 3 eggs 1 cup sugar 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 1/2 cup melted and cooled butter DIRECTIONS 1. Preheat oven to 350°F. 2. Prepare a 9 inch round cake pan by thoroughly buttering the bottom and sides, then sprinkling it evenly with flour and tapping out the excess. 3. Sift together the flour, almonds, baking powder, cinnamon and salt. The ground almonds might not pass through your sifter. If not, just stir them into the flour mixture. 4. Peel and core the apples. Cut into quarters and then cut each quarter into three chunks. 5. In a mixer (or by hand if you wish) beat the eggs with the sugar and vanilla. Mix in the flour and then the melted and cooled butter. Stir in the apple chunks. 6. Pour into the prepared pan and bake at 350°F for 50 minutes or until a toothpick poked in the center comes out clean. 7. Remove from the oven and let cool for 10 minutes. Run a knife around the edge of the cake to release. Turn out onto serving dish. Serve warm. Makes 6 to 8 servings
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Apple Cake Recipe
INGREDIENTS 2 cups all purpose flour 3 tablespoons almond meal (flour) 2 teaspoons baking powder 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon salt 3 or 4 apples 3 eggs 1 cup sugar 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 1/2 cup melted and cooled butter DIRECTIONS 1. Preheat oven to 350°F. 2. Prepare a 9 inch round cake pan by thoroughly buttering the bottom and sides, then sprinkling it evenly with flour and tapping out the excess. 3. Sift together the flour, almonds, baking powder, cinnamon and salt. The ground almonds might not pass through your sifter. If not, just stir them into the flour mixture. 4. Peel and core the apples. Cut into quarters and then cut each quarter into three chunks. 5. In a mixer (or by hand if you wish) beat the eggs with the sugar and vanilla. Mix in the flour and then the melted and cooled butter. Stir in the apple chunks. 6. Pour into the prepared pan and bake at 350°F for 50 minutes or until a toothpick poked in the center comes out clean. 7. Remove from the oven and let cool for 10 minutes. Run a knife around the edge of the cake to release. Turn out onto serving dish. Serve warm. Makes 6 to 8 servings
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Honey-Apple Cake
As a play on the traditional apples dipped in honey, which symbolizes the start to a sweet new year in Jewish culture, we have created a honey cake studded with apple. This moist and subtly spiced pastry will carry on the sweet traditions of Rosh Hashanah in your family for years.
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"Here's a great recipe for both winter and spring. A good, down-to-earth moist apple cake that is perfect to have with coffee or hot cocoa in the morning or when company comes over to visit." — Jay Christian, author of Hollwood Celebrity Recipes
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Apple Cake
Flour has been swapped for matzo cake meal in this kosher for Passover apple cake recipe.This recipe is courtesy of Leite’s Culinaria.
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4.5

Mimi's German Apple Cake
Growing up in rural Vermont meant that visiting friends was not always a stroll next door. I used to trek up a big hill to visit one grade school friend, but it was always well worth the trip for the camaraderie and for her German grandmother's tea cake. It was a traditional German butter cake with McIntosh apples nestled in the batter and cinnamon sugar sprinkled on top.  Mimi (my friend's grandmother) taught me that scoring apples with a fork helps ensure they will be tender by the time the cake is baked to perfection. I have adapted the recipe by sprinkling turbinado sugar over the cake; I think it adds a nice texture. The recipe only takes fifteen minutes of prep time before it  goes in the oven. 
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Another Great Apple Cake
One day, when I was browsing through a German magazine, I stumbled upon a section about cute little cafés on the North Sea island Föhr. I quickly learned that this island is famous for its incredible cakes. The magazine featured recipes of signature cakes of a handful of cafés. One looked better than the other, and I could have had them all — right that moment. But since Föhr is about 700 miles north of Switzerland and hence too far away for a quick visit, I just had to make a cake myself.
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Red Apples
I hate red apples. Their texture is mealy. They're never crisp. They don't provide the crunch that Granny Smith apples do. They're just kind of lame all around. But, this recipe that my mom started making in the past two years has softened my hardline approach to them. It's a super moist, really easy recipe for free-form, pour-it-into-the-baking-tray apple cake that's great for dessert with coffee or tea, or for breakfast the next day. But as I've noted to Mom, I bet it'd be even better with green apples. Click here to see the 8 Ways to Use Apple Other Than Pie story.
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Tuscan Apple Cake
More like a flan than a cake, this rustic dessert is chock-full of apples and incredibly moist, making every spoonful a pure delight. The list of ingredients is short, and for good reason: it's all about the apples!The delectable apples in this recipe can be cut into super-thin slices easily by using the slicing attachment of a food processor, although a mandoline or a box grater will do the job perfectly, too.And unlike most cakes, this one's perfection begins with it baking right on the floor of the oven. The delicious result: a caramelized skin forms at the bottom of the cake and intensifies the flavors of the sweet apples.Simple, rustic, succulent… And if there are any leftovers, they make a fantastic breakfast treat to boot!See all apple recipes.
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Apples
George Rector makes this decadent apple pie into an easy dessert with these simple steps. Click here to see more recipes from George Rector. 
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Butternut Squash-Apple Cake with Ginger Streusel
With this recipe I decided to reconnect with the pure satisfaction of baking a beautiful old-fashioned cake — but with a modern twist. So I created a butternut squash and apple teacake with a surprising but delicious candied ginger and pine-nut streusel. Made without butter or too much sugar, this cake is light and moist without being rich.
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2.5