Fresh Apple Cake

overhead view of apple cake cut into squares
Photo: Brie Passano
Prep Time:
30 mins
Bake Time:
50 mins
Cool Time:
1 hrs
Total Time:
2 hrs 20 mins


  • 3 cup all-purpose flour

  • 2 cup sugar

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten

  • 1 ¼ cup canola oil or vegetable oil

  • 2 teaspoon vanilla

  • 3 medium Granny Smith apples, peeled and chopped (3 cups)

  • 1 cup chopped pecans or walnuts, toasted

  • Whipped cream (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease a 13x9x2-inch baking pan; set aside. In a very large bowl combine flour, sugar, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon. Make a well in center of flour mixture; set aside.

  2. In a medium bowl combine eggs, oil, and vanilla. Stir in apples and nuts. Add egg mixture in the well in flour mixture, stirring just until moistened (batter will be thick). Spread batter evenly in the prepared pan.

  3. Bake for 50 to 55 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool in pan on a wire rack for 1 hour to serve slightly warm, or cool completely. If desired, top each serving with whipped cream.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

324 Calories
18g Fat
38g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 20
Calories 324
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 18g 23%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 21mg 7%
Sodium 187mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate 38g 14%
Total Sugars 23g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 1.2mg 6%
Calcium 10.1mg 1%
Iron 1.1mg 6%
Potassium 73mg 2%
Folate, total 40.3mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.1mcg

*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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