Apple Sheet Cake


The best baking apples have sweet and tart flavor and hold up as they cook. We like to use Honeycrisp, Braeburn, and Gala here.

Applelicious Sheet Cake
Photo: Andy Lyons
Hands On Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs


  • 2 medium baking apples

  • cup butter, melted

  • 1 ⅔ cup packed dark brown sugar

  • 1 cup apple butter

  • 2 eggs

  • 2 teaspoon vanilla

  • 1 ⅔ cup all-purpose flour

  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • 1 cup dried apples, finely chopped

  • Maple Icing


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease a 13x9x2-inch baking pan; set aside. Peel, core, and coarsely shred one of the apples. Thinly slice remaining apple, removing seeds; cover and set apples aside. In a large bowl whisk together the butter, brown sugar, apple butter, eggs, and vanilla until smooth. Add flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt; whisk until combined. Fold in dried and fresh shredded apple. Spread batter into prepared pan. Arrange apple slices over batter.

  2. Bake about 40 minutes or until golden and a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Remove to a wire rack. Spoon Maple Icing over hot cake; spread evenly, using a pastry brush if necessary. Cool completely. Dust with apple pie spice or ground cinnamon.

Maple Icing

In a small bowl stir together 1 tablespoon melted butter, 1 tablespoon maple syrup, 1/2 cup powdered sugar, 1/4 teaspoon vanilla, and 1 tablespoon milk until smooth.

To Store:

Cover tightly in foil to preserve for leftovers.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

209 Calories
4g Fat
43g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 24
Calories 209
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g 5%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 24mg 8%
Sodium 141mg 6%
Total Carbohydrate 43g 16%
Total Sugars 33g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 1mg 5%
Calcium 36mg 3%
Iron 0.9mg 5%
Potassium 130mg 3%
Folate, total 19mcg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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