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Easy apple cake - a perfect Fall recipe, nuts, pecans, cinnamon, Fall recipes, Fall desserts, Fall cakes, breakfast cake, coffee cake, Russian food blog, Russian recipes, Russian desserts

An easy apple cake doesn’t get any better than this! Tasty and moist, with great texture and flavor, packed with juicy apple slices, this is a perfect every day cake! It has become a regular in my rotation of Fall desserts! So easy to make: it takes literally 15 minutes to prepare, not counting the baking time, and requires the simplest and the most basic ingredients found in any pantry!

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Apples, nuts, and cinnamon make this cake so very tasty. And what a great way to use up those extra apples!

Easy apple cake - a perfect Fall recipe, nuts, pecans, cinnamon, Fall recipes, Fall desserts, Fall cakes, breakfast cake, coffee cake

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What makes this cake even more special is that you’re not only folding finely chopped apples in the cake batter, you’re also placing them on top of the batter and then sprinkling the sugar and cinnamon mixture over the top! So deliciously pretty!

Easy apple cake - a perfect Fall recipe, nuts, pecans, cinnamon, Fall recipes, Fall desserts, Fall cakes, breakfast cake, coffee cake

I used a 9×9 baking pan but you can easily double the recipe and bake it in 9×13 inch baking pan.

Easy apple cake - a perfect Fall recipe, nuts, pecans, cinnamon, Fall recipes, Fall desserts, Fall cakes, breakfast cake, coffee cake

Everyday this week, I’ve been taking a slice of this cake to work with me for breakfast – trust me, it makes a great coffee cake (or tea cake) in the morning! It is also great with a scoop of vanilla ice cream as a dessert in the evening. And the best part is that it’s so easy to make!

Easy apple cake - a perfect Fall recipe, nuts, pecans, cinnamon, Fall recipes, Fall desserts, Fall cakes, breakfast cake, coffee cake

Easy apple cake

Total time: 1 hour and 10 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1/3 cup oil
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all purpose flour, sifted
  • 1 and 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 3 cups apples, cored, peeled, and diced
  • 1/2 cup pecans, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons white sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

Use 9×9 inch square baking pan. Or, double the recipe and use 9×13 inch square pan.

1) Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

2) In a medium bowl, using electric mixer, beat eggs and sugars for about 5 minutes on high speed until light in color and creamy. Add oil, milk, and vanilla extract and continue beating for 2 more minutes.

3) In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon.

4) Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and mix with a spoon or fork.

5) Fold in 2 cups of chopped apples and chopped pecans into the cake batter.

6) Grease a 9×9 square pan with butter, and pour the cake batter into the pan. It might look to you like you have too little batter – don’t worry, this cake rises a lot. Sprinkle the remaining 1 cup of chopped apples over the cake.

7) Combine white sugar and cinnamon in a separate bowl. Sprinkle sugar-cinnamon mixture over the cake.

8) Bake for 50 or 60 minutes or until the tooth pick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean.

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  • Angie Schneider November 8, 2013, 3:14 am

    The apple topping looks fantastic!

  • Denise [email protected] Brazil To You November 8, 2013, 8:39 am

    Easy and scrumptious…I like that!

  • Monique November 8, 2013, 8:57 am

    Bonjour Julia..
    I can tell how moist it is by your photos..
    Thank you!

  • [email protected] November 8, 2013, 12:25 pm

    Apples + Cinnamon + Brown sugar are my favorite ingredients in fall desserts!

  • Deb November 8, 2013, 12:41 pm

    I have apples just waiting for my attention! An enticing fall recipe and just what I need for a weekend baking project that my family will enjoy!

  • [email protected] November 8, 2013, 1:16 pm

    I love easy cakes that use seasonal fruit. This sounds fabulous, Julia!

  • Ashley November 8, 2013, 4:12 pm

    I love simple cakes like this – and especially with the apples and nuts! I really like that you sprinkled the top with apples and cinnamon sugar too! Happy Friday Julia!

  • Stacy | Wicked Good Kitchen November 8, 2013, 4:58 pm

    Lovely apple cake, Julia! You are so right…it is the perfect every day cake. We make apple cake any time of year at our house…with the exception of peak berry season. Perfect for breakfast, brunch, snacks or dessert. Thanks for sharing!

  • Ashley @ Wishes and Dishes November 8, 2013, 7:11 pm

    Anything with the word “easy” in it can’t be wrong 🙂 Love it!

  • Matt @ Runner Savvy November 8, 2013, 7:53 pm

    Drool…

  • Sarah K. @ The Pajama Chef November 8, 2013, 10:11 pm

    apple cake is delicious! i have one in the oven right now that i make every year…i bet yours is delicious! 🙂

  • Yvonne @ bitter baker November 8, 2013, 10:26 pm

    Mmm, this looks amazing! My favorite fall desserts always have apple in them!

  • [email protected] November 9, 2013, 8:38 pm

    I was just thinking that I’m getting tired of baking with pumpkin and I need to get some more apples! This cake with some vanilla ice cream on top would be heaven!

  • [email protected] November 10, 2013, 1:43 pm

    I love apple cake! And if it’s easy, so much the better. 😉 This really looks wonderful – thanks so much.

  • Lisa November 10, 2013, 1:47 pm

    Looks fantastic! Could you use muffin tins for portability?

    • Julia November 12, 2013, 2:16 am

      Yes, definitely! This cake rises quite a bit, so don’t fill muffin tins all the way to the top :), just 2/3 full or something like that.

  • Ash-foodfashionparty November 10, 2013, 1:50 pm

    They look amazingly moist and good. Love that it is easy.

  • Natasha @ The Cake Merchant November 10, 2013, 9:42 pm

    I love that this is so quick and easy! Now I know what to do with all of my leftover apples.

    • Julia November 12, 2013, 2:01 am

      Exactly! 🙂 I also have too many apples right now. Need to get back to baking. 🙂

  • Rachel Cotterill November 11, 2013, 10:33 am

    Apple cake is the best! 🙂

  • Consuelo @ Honey & Figs November 12, 2013, 5:30 pm

    This looks so amazing! I’m a huge fan of that topping, yum! 🙂

  • Adnan February 16, 2015, 1:16 pm

    One of the best apple cake but mam/sir i don’t want egg so can i remove egg from ingredients?

  • Su May 22, 2015, 7:03 pm

    My daughter just made this cake. It was delicious!! We decreased a little of the white sugar, used 3 large braeburn apples and baked it in a 7×11 glass dish.
    We’ll make it again and again!

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