Apple Cake with Fresh Apples

By Jeanie Rose | Apple

Sep 15

Apple Cake with Fresh Apples at FreshBitesDaily.comAunt Minnie is one of the rare cooks who has passed her art down to the next generations of would-be cooks. She is known for this fragrant fall treat, a delectable apple cake. Her recipe can be found in New Recipes from Moosewood. I have adapted it just a bit and do can you. Get creative and have fun.

This recipe calls for half whole wheat flour in a genre of cooking that typically uses only white flour. 100% whole grain is the ideal, but in this case, the cake is too dry.

Apple Cake Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups coconut oil
  • 2 cups brown sugar (e.g. sucanat)
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 cup white flour
  • 1 1/2 cup whole wheat flour (or spelt)
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • grated rind of one lemon
  • 3 tablespoon milk
  • 3 cups chopped apples
  • 1 cup chopped nuts, preferably walnuts
  • a tad of butter
  • 3 tablespoon sesame seeds

Apple Cake Steps

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  1. Butter a tube pan or a 9×13 pan.
  2. Sprinkle sesame seeds on the sides and bottom of the pan.
  3. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  4. Cream the oil and sugar together and add the lemon rind.
  5. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well.
  6. Sift together all the dry ingredients.
  7. Add the apples and nuts to the dry ingredients. Toss around to coat both the fruit and the nuts.
  8. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients alternately with the milk and vanilla. Mix well.
  9. Pour into the prepared pan and bake for 30 to 45 minutes depending on the pan you have chosen. Check with the point of a sharp knife or a tooth pick. They should be free of batter if the cake is done.
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  10. Remove cake from oven and slide a butter knife around the edges to loosen the cake.
  11. Allow to cool for 30 minutes and remove to a cake plate. If desired, sprinkle with confectioners sugar.

Slices of this cake freeze well to be toted in lunch bags. It makes an excellent muffin as well.

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Looks delish!

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Ohhh…this sounds so good! My mom makes a fresh apple cake and it is so delicious. With apples being in season, I’ve had a hankering for this cake. :0)


YUM! the boys are adorable…I can’t believe how they’ve grown.

Amanda Rose

I know, Diane. It’s crazy. Alastair will be three in a few weeks.

Jen at The Three Little Piglets

Saw you over on Add a Pinch – this looks lovely! My grandmother used to make a cake very similar, and when I think of her now every time I make it.


I wasn’t aware you can use whole wheat flour in cakes. Doesn’t it make them a tad… bitter?
Or why not use entirely white flour instead?

Amanda Rose

The risk isn’t so much that they are bitter but that they are overly heavy. In our household, we do use whole grain flours because of their mineral content. If my children are going to eat cake, they might as well get more iron and zinc out of it.



this looks so delicious! Came over from Made By YOu Monday, and so glad I did! Would love for you to come link up to my Tasty Tuesday party going on now.


mmmm, this just reminded me of a cake that my grandma used to make. I am going to have to dig up the recipe and see if I can make it real food friendly. 😉

Miz Helen

Oh my there is nothing like a great Fresh Apple Cake, this looks delicious. Hope you are having a great holiday week end. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and hope you will come back soon!
Miz Helen

Lea H

Thank you for your submission on Nourishing Treasures’ Make Your Own! Monday link-up.

Check back later tonight when the new link-up is running to see if you were one of the top 3 featured posts! 🙂

Lea H

I am writing this down to try later, and am wondering when to add the apples and walnuts?


This looks lovely. My husband has mentioned wanting an apple dessert, this might just fit the bill!

Thanks for linking up to Friday Food on!


I love cakes even if you get a lot of calorie in it and even it is too sweet but still love the taste of it and the fragrance that it leaves in the oven upon baking it. I just don’t know how to make one but I guess baking is not totally for me. I am really ashame to share that I always failed whenever I try baking and none of my baking stuff had been successful. But I will never surrender though I always end up as disaster and damnably baker.:)


I really love eating cakes and pastries. It looks very delicious! YUMMY! Hope I can make some of it during this holy week season.


I love apples because of its nutritional benefit for my body. Using fresh apples for a delicious apple cake is what most bakers would really prefer. I must try this recipe.

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