This fresh apple cake is an old-fashioned classic!
Country apple cake is about as simple as it can be, with just a handful of pantry staples that combine to form a delightfully sweet treat with cinnamon sugar and fresh apples!
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I’ve often felt that apple desserts get glossed over with the onset of fall, as everyone makes a mad dash for all things pumpkin.
Don’t get me wrong, I love pumpkin desserts as much as the next gal, but I have to say that if you’re not enjoying apple treats, you’re missing out!
We go apple picking each year at a local orchard, and I always love finding time-honored ways of using the bounty. Whether I’m making apple butter, applesauce, or using the apples in baked goods, I can never get enough!
Although there are plenty of complicated apple recipes available, I like to stick with things that are simple and easy, that could have been made 50 years ago by my Grandma.
Those tried-and-true recipes are usually the best, anyways!
That’s why I know you’ll love this country apple cake, because it’s a simple yet tasty dessert that won’t take you all day to make!
More Delicious Fall Treats:
- Easy Apple Blondies
- Apple Spice Cupcakes
- Apple Cider Bundt Cake
- Pumpkin Bundt Cake
- Pumpkin Desserts Made with Cake Mix
Why You’ll Love This Apple Cake
First of all, this is one of the easiest apple cake recipes there is! You only need a handful of ingredients, that you probably already have on hand.
Not only that, but it makes a simple 9-inch cake, not a massive layer cake that you’ll never finish before it goes bad.
You can dress this country apple cake up or down! Serve warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and caramel sauce, or serve plain with a cup of coffee for your breakfast in the morning.
Either way, it’s bound to be a new fall tradition in your home.
How to Make Apple Cake with fresh apples
It’s really easy to make this simple apple dessert!
Ingredients You’ll Need:
- Unsalted butter
- Granulated sugar
- Vanilla extract
- All-purpose flour
- Ground cinnamon
How to Make It:
Combine wet ingredients. First, you’ll use an electric mixer to cream the butter and sugar. Add the eggs, milk, and vanilla extract.
Add flour and apples. Next, toss the apples with a tablespoon of flour to coat. Add the rest of the flour to the wet ingredients, then fold in those apples.
Bake. Scoop the batter into a prepared cake pan. Sprinkle with cinnamon sugar and bake!
Just look how dreamy it is!
Notes and Adaptations:
- Although this is a very simple, no-frills dessert, you can make it a bit more fancy if you’d like. For instance, you can serve it “a la mode” with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and a drizzle of caramel sauce.
- This also makes a great breakfast, served with coffee or tea!
- Store leftovers tightly covered.
- 3⁄4 cup unsalted butter, softened
- 3⁄4 cup granulated sugar + 1 TBSP, divided
- 2 large eggs
- 2 Tbsp milk
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 cup all-purpose flour, divided
- 2 apples, peeled and diced
- 1 Tbsp cinnamon
- Preheat oven to 350F and grease a 9-inch cake pan (you can also use a pie plate).
- Combine butter and 3/4 cup sugar in a large mixing bowl (or in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment). Cream together until fluffy.
- Add the eggs, milk, and vanilla extract, mixing until fully incorporated.
- In a separate bowl, combine apples with 1 TBSP of the flour, tossing to coat the apples.
- With the mixer on low speed, gradually add the remaining flour to the butter and sugar mixture, mixing only until incorporated.
- Fold the apple mixture into the batter.
- Spoon the batter into the prepared pan, smoothing out the surface.
- Combine remaining 1 TBSP of sugar with 1 TBSP cinnamon, and sprinkle over the surface of the cake.
- Bake for 40-50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
Amount Per Serving Calories 263Total Fat 19gSaturated Fat 11gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 6gCholesterol 93mgSodium 23mgCarbohydrates 21gFiber 2gSugar 6gProtein 4g
Nutrition information is automatically calculated and is not guaranteed for accuracy.