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!
Apples, nuts, and cinnamon make this cake so very tasty. And what a great way to use up those extra apples!
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!
I used a 9×9 baking pan but you can easily double the recipe and bake it in 9×13 inch baking pan.
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
Total time: 1 hour and 10 minutes
- 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.