Apple Cake Recipe

This apple cake recipe couldn’t be easier to make. It is also moist and very flavorful. Frost it with cream cheese frosting and you will have a winner every time.

This apple cake was one of the favorite desserts at our deli n New Hampshire. Once you try it you will understand why. It is addictive. If you can resist, this cake gets better a couple of days after it has been baked. It is absolutely delicious.

I have two different kinds of cream cheese frosting on this page. One has butter and one does not. They are both delicious and will go beautifully with this cake. However, you can also enjoy this without any frosting on it if you prefer. The frosting adds a lot but the cake itself is wonderful.

This is what you need for this delectable apple cake recipe:

Serves twelve
2 eggs, separated
2 cups sugar
¼ cup milk
½ cup + 2 TBS vegetable oil
2 tsp vanilla
2 cups flour
2 tsp baking soda
2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp salt
4 cups peeled, chopped red apples

• Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
• Prep a cake pan by buttering well.
• Beat egg whites until stiff. Set aside.
• In a bowl, whisk together the egg yolks, sugar, milk, oil and vanilla.
• In another bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt.
• Combine the dry and wet ingredients well. Add the apples and mix well.
• Fold in the egg whites. Pour batter into cake pan and place in oven.
• Bake for 50 to 60 minutes until a cake pick comes out clean.
• Cool cake completely and frost with your cream cheese frosting of choice.

Print the Apple Cake Recipe Here


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My name is Mary Ann Allen and I am here to help you get organized so you can save money on groceries and feed your family healthy, nutritious food. My multi-cultural cooking background comes from being born in the US and raised in Bolivia. I have 5 kids and own around 400 cook books. I absolutely love to cook!


  • June 22, 2012

    nelly cristina

    Hello I like your recipe,but I’m a little confused about peeled I thing is ell the apple including the skin.I would like you es plain about this recipe,you are a good chef ,and good teacher.

    Have a good day.


  • June 24, 2012


    Hi Kris!
    Thank you very much for stopping by! You do need to peel the apples for this recipe. Take all the peel and seeds off before you dice it. I hope this comes out wonderful for you!
    Mary Ann

  • August 16, 2012


    I was wondering does it have to be all red apples or can you mix them up

  • August 19, 2012


    Hi Melisa!
    You can go ahead and mix the apples. Thanks for stopping by!
    Mary Ann

  • October 3, 2012


    I made this yesterday and it was awesome. It tasted just like our fav carrot cake we use to buy from a store. My son gobbled more than a couple of pieces in a row and I am a happy mom. THanks for such a great recipe.

  • October 5, 2012


    Hi Santhi!
    Yay! I am so happy this worked for you! I love this cake as well. Thank you very much for letting me know! Have a great weekend!
    Mary Ann

  • November 25, 2012


    Thanks a lot for th recipe. I’ll do it lookes very yummy 🙂 hope my son will like it.
    Have a nice day..

  • November 27, 2012


    Hi there!
    Thank you very much for stopping by! i hope your son loved this! Take care!
    Mary Ann

  • January 24, 2013


    Gracia Mary Ann, estuve buscando esa receta. La preparo este fin de semana y te comento que tal me quedo.

  • January 26, 2013


    Que bien! Esta receta es deliciosa! Gracias y estare esperando que me cuentes como salio! Que estes super bien!
    Mary Ann

  • January 31, 2013


    hi mam do u ve recipe for fondant icing mam….cos m running a home based bakery…my customers asking for tat type of cake…

  • January 31, 2013


    Hi Lakshmi!
    I am sorry but I do not have a recipe or video for Fondant. Thank you for stopping by and good luck!
    Mary Ann

  • February 14, 2013


    se ve deliciosa la receta, pero tengo una duda, dice que son 2 tazas de azucar o sea 400grs, y luego dice la harina dice 2 tazas (250grs), no seria los mismos gramos que la azucar??? por que la azucar 400grs y la haria 250grs, si son las mismas 2 tazas para cada una.
    muchas gracias, apenas estoy conociendo la pagina y me encantan sus recetas. feliz dia.

  • February 16, 2013


    Hola Mary!
    Gracias por pasarte por aca. La verdad es que el azucar es mucho mas densa que la harina. Por eso que 2 tazas pesan casi el doble en gramos. Si tienes medidas de taza son exactamente igual. Que locura, verdad? Que estes muy bien y bienvenida a mi pagina.
    Mary Ann

  • March 10, 2013


    Hola Mary Ann, hace tiempo que andaba tras esta receta! Muchísimas gracias y felicidades por tu sitio.
    Si alguna vez subes la receta de la Torta volcada de piña te lo agradeceré mucho.
    Un cariño grande.

  • March 13, 2013


    Hola Haydee!
    Gracias! Me alegra que esta receta te sirva. Es deliciosa! Hare una torta volcada de pina prontito! Que estes bien!
    Mary Ann

  • May 10, 2013


    Hi Mary Ann,

    This is the first recipe of yours I have tried and all I have to say is wow! I made this for my mother-in-law and she loved it. It is so moist and delicious. I know why it was a favorite at the deli. Have a great day and thanks again for sharing.

    P.S. the cream cheese frosting is great as well. I frosted this cake with that and it was wonderful

  • May 13, 2013


    Hi Allison!
    This is really a moist cake. The longer it lasts the better! I am very happy it worked for you. Thank you so much for letting me know. And using the cream cheese frosting on it is a complete win win! I really appreciate your message. Take care!
    Mary Ann

  • June 4, 2013


    Hi Mary Ann,

    I already tried this recipe once.I really love the taste.My concern is when the cake is prepared 2 days before the celebration, is there a need to refrigerate it with the frosting already?How long does the cake last.Thank you…


  • June 19, 2013


    Hi Joy!
    Sorry for the delay! I have been traveling. This cake will last beautifully for a good week. I would refrigerate it if it is frosted. You do not want the cream cheese to go bad on you. Thanks so much for the message. Have a great week.
    Mary Ann

  • January 12, 2014


    I have made this recipe many times because my whole family loves it my son even wanted this as his birthday cake this year. The only problem is I try to make desserts that I don’t like so I’m not tempted to eat them all and with cream cheese icing I can’t help myself it’s so amazingly moist and heavenly. yum!

    thank you for sharing your recipes.

  • January 12, 2014


    Hi Cher!
    I know exactly what you mean! This cake is very hard to stay away from! I don’t make it much because we have the capacity of making it disappear in record times. Thank you for the comment! I am really happy this works for you! Take care and have a great week!
    Mary Ann

  • July 12, 2014

    Claudia Urquidi M.

    Probé la receta del apple cake siguiendo todas las instrucciones y me salió perfecto. Se terminó en un abrir y cerrar de ojos. Gracias!

  • July 13, 2014


    Que maravilla! Me encanta que les haya gustado! Gracias.
    Mary Ann

  • January 5, 2015


    Disculpa, ya encontré la tarta, en inglés.Yo la buscaba en español.

  • January 5, 2015


    Hola Rosa!

    Aca te incluyo el enlace para la receta del pastel de manzana en Castellano. Mil gracias y ojala te salga magnifico!

    Que estes muy bien!

    Mary Ann

  • September 26, 2016


    My apple tree did really well this year . I made a couple patches of this cake an froze most of it cut up to take as I needed . It freezes perfect and tastes great even after being frozen .