What is a simple apple cake recipe?


Quick Answer

A simple apple cake recipe calls for the beating together of butter and sugar with eggs, before adding vanilla, flour, baking soda, cinnamon, salt, apples and walnuts to bake. The best apple varieties to use are Granny Smith, Braeburn, Cortland, Northern Spy and Rome Beauty, according to the Betty Crocker website.

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Full Answer

Cheap and easy with positive reviews, this cake can be dusted with powdered sugar and served with vanilla or cinnamon ice cream.

Prep Time: 25 min.

Cook Time: 45 min.

Ready In: 1 hr 30 min.


  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 2 medium apples, peeled and shredded
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts

  1. Preheat the oven
  2. Heat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and prepare a 9-inch cake tin with baking spray and flour.

  3. Mix the ingredients
  4. Beat the butter and sugar together in a large bowl until they reach a light, fluffy texture. Add the eggs one at a time, beating each into the sugar and butter mixture. Stir in the vanilla, flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt. Then fold in the apples and walnuts.

  5. Bake the cake
  6. Transfer the cake mixture to the tin with a spoon then place into the oven. Cook for up to 40-45 minutes before taking out and leaving to cool for 10 minutes.

  7. Serve the cake
  8. Remove the apple cake from the tin and cool for a further 10 minutes before serving.

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