Fresh Apple Spice Cake Recipe

Tuesday, October 25, 2022
Fresh Apple Spice Cake Recipe is one of the tastiest fall cakes out there with diced apples, cinnamon spice, and everything nice.

If you love plain cake this is one of the best tastes because it really doesn't need another thing on it and is perfect any time of the day for snacking on and not overly sweet.

During the season when apples are in season, this is my go-to recipe and everyone raves about it.

You can bake it in any kind of pan or even make muffins!

This all made from scratch cake is very easy to make, and it will be gone in a New York minute!

Of course, if you crave sweet treats, we have an icing ready to drizzle on top for you included.

Apple Spice Cake

This is a moist delicious apple spice cake with big bold fall flavors.

If you are looking to please someone who loves fall spices this apple cake is it!

Serve plain with a drizzle of icing or topped with whipped cream its the easiest fall dessert on the plants all made from scratch.

apple spice cake

Other Fruits You Can Substitute For Apples

  • use any diced fruit instead of apples or combine the fruits:
  • pears
  • peaches
  • cherries
  • blueberries
  • pineapple

apple batter

Ingredients You Will Need ( see the printable recipe card for measurements at the end)

  • Sugar
  • Flour
  • Baking Soda
  • Salt
  • Ground Cloves
  • Ground Nutmeg
  • Ground Cinnamon
  • Vanilla Extract
  • Vegetable Oil
  • Eggs
  • Chopped Apple (Gala, Fuji, or McIntosh)
  • Glaze
  • Unsalted Butter
  • Water
  • Powdered Sugar
  • Ground Cinnamon

apples fresh in a bag

Pans to Use

  • cupcake or muffin tins
  • round pan
  • square pan
  • bundt pan
  • loaf pan or mini loaf pans for gift giving

apple cake in various pan shapes

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Apple Spice Cake From Scratch Serving Ideas

Of course, apple goes with just about anything however this cake tastes marvelous with no additional sugary anything.

For those with a sweet tooth, try drizzling caramel ice cream topping or another kind you like warm.

A dollop of whipped cream can be a nice addition to this cake.

Of course as we mentioned, a shake of powdered sugar for that snowy effect or a drizzle of icing sugar is a nice addition, or try some cream cheese frosting, whatever you prefer adapt away.

Easy Fresh Apple Cake

Easy Fresh Apple Cake
Yield: 15
Author: Claudia Lamascolo
Prep time: 10 MinCook time: 20 MinTotal time: 30 Min
Easy all made from scratch Apple Spice cake is perfect in apple season with a bold spice fall taste.


  • 2 Cups Sugar
  • 3 Cups Flour
  • 1 1/2 Teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Ground Cloves
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Ground Nutmeg
  • 2 Teaspoons Ground Cinnamon
  • 2 Teaspoons Vanilla Extract
  • 1 Cup Vegetable Oil
  • 3 Large Eggs
  • 3 Cups Chopped Apple (Gala, Fuji, or McIntosh)
  • Icing Glaze is Optional:
  • 1/2 Cup Unsalted Butter
  • 1/4 Cup Water
  • 1 Cup Powdered Sugar more if needed for thicker frosting
  • 2 Teaspoons Ground Cinnamon


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Heavily grease a large bundt pan.
  2. Place dry ingredients together in a large bowl.
  3. Add liquid stirring and until just combined.
  4. Fold in the chopped apples and pour the mixture into a bundt pan or use a 13x9 cake pan less time is needed.
  5. Spread the mixture evenly.
  6. Bake for 1 hour and 15 minutes or until a toothpick in the center comes out clean.
  7. Let cool in the pan for 20 minutes before inverting onto a plate.
  8. While the cake is cooling, prepare the glaze ( or just sprinkle it with powdered sugar).
  9. Melt butter and slowly add powdered sugar ( add more for desired thickness) and cinnamon.
  10. Beat till smooth.
  11. Add water and mix until combined.
  12. Slowly drizzle over the cake while it's still warm.

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Other Muffins and Bread We Love

Mom's Blueberry Muffins

Bing Cherry Loaf

Best Ever Mango Muffins

Disclaimer: This recipe has been revised and update in 2022 originally posted in 2011.


  1. I love apple pie, they remind me of my childhood. Yours is greta, so spicy and rich in fruits. Bye, have a wonderful we

  2. That is one beautiful cake! I'm a cake person so to me, this is the perfect combo of apple pie and CAKE!

  3. Very similar to my mom's fresh apple cake so I know this is good! Happy weekend!!

  4. Gorgeous, Claudia. Fresh, light and moist - I think I love apple cake more than pie. I know I love this one. Have a grand weekend.

  5. Mmmmmm....I always say carrot cake is my favorite cake, but I think apple cake be at the top of my list. Love the look of your Bundt full of apples!

  6. Apple cake is always a favorite, love that cinnamon glaze. thanks Claudia.

  7. Beautiful cake Claudia! Apple cake is one of my favorites.

  8. Claudia this cake is something that I love. I would love a piece with a good cup of coffee. Blessings, Catherine xoxo

  9. Got to try this recipe. New apple cake recipe always welcome. Your cake wowed me! Thanks

  10. Oh wow, this looks so yummy. Would go great with my cup of coffee, checking the pantry to see if I have all the ingredients!

  11. I can't express to you how much I looooove your creation here... I am a sucker for apple cakes and this one takes the prize! Beautiful job, Claudia!

  12. NIIIIIIIIICE! This looks so delicious, Claudia!

  13. Claudia,

    This fresh apple cake looks delicious.

  14. I wish I had seen this before grocery shopping today. I would have so much fun making the apple cake and even more fun eating it. So good!

  15. what a beautiful moist cake!! It looks so very very good, how I wish I had a piece right now. One of my favorite cakes was always a jewish apple cake, your cake puts any I ever had to shame!
    thanks so much for sharing it with us

  16. I wish I had some apples; I'd make this right now. You can just tell how moist it is. Going to bookmark to try soon.

  17. This looks amazingly moist & tasty!

  18. How beautiful! Apple Cake is actually one of my very favorites...yours looks so moist and tempting :D

  19. yum Claudia, so moist looking and I am like the rest of the folks, so glad you posted it as it sounds like a really good one

  20. i love apples and cinnamon, and when they are together in a cake, it's pure heaven. What kind of apples did you use? Your pics are gorgeous!

  21. Sometimes there's nothing better than a beautiful apple cake! Especially when that recipe is passed down from your childhood! =)

  22. Those close-up shots are incredible, really capturing how mouthwatering this cake is!

  23. I love apple cake! Yours looks so moist and yummy!

  24. I love apple cakes and your version looks so light, and moist! I like how you drizzled the icing on top . . . . yum!

  25. What a gorgeous cake! Apple is one of my favorites with all the warm spices - so delectable!

  26. Apples are my favorite fruit to bake with. They taste so good in anything. Your cake looks wonderful.

  27. Moist and looks delicious. Apples are my go to fruit for baking with.

  28. Wow, That looks SO edible with all the right textures and colors - Totally delicious

  29. Oh that first photo is killer...what a delightful cake :)

  30. This would go perfect with our coffee this morning!

  31. Looks amazing! I love apples and the spices that go with it....unfortunately, I can't make it because I'm allergic to cinnamon & allspice.....and I love them!

  32. This looks moist and yummy! It has fruit so that means you can eat it for breakfast, right?

  33. Yummy! I can't imagine how moist this is, it looks so wonderful. I have a caramel cake recipe that I've been thinking about making lately but this one looks great!

  34. I would love a piece with a cup of coffee.


  35. What a great and soft cake! And with apples.. adorable recipe

  36. Claudia-this apple cake is the ultimate in comfort food. You have taken me back to my grandma's house with this deliciously spiced, moist apple cake. Stunning photos-buzz!

  37. Oh Yummy. Perfect for summer time. Nice & light! I love fruit cakes & breads. I can see myself being addicted to this.

  38. Wow Claudia! You can just see how moist this cake is! And that glaze!!! Yum!!! : )

  39. Spicy apple glory. This looks fabulous. Definitely on my must bake list.

  40. The cake looks incredibly tender and moist. And with all the warming spices, this is truly a perfect fall cake.

  41. Looks delicious and after our visit to Carvers a couple of weeks ago, we have plenty of apples.


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