Simple Apple Cake Recipe

Thursday, October 15, 2020
This scratch old-fashioned simple apple cake will astonish you.

Why? Because even if you don't have a clue on how to bake,  this is a dump and mix everything together in one bowl then let the oven do its magic.

The apple cake is sweet, homemade and so simple that anyone in your household can make it and the first recipe I taught our 5-year-old grandson.

Seriously this cake is super delicious, moist and the easiest cake with foolproof results!

Check out the easy instructions and give this one a try you can thank me later.

If you love scratch cakes, do try our Chocolate Skillet Cookie and our Chocolate Zucchini Bread, those are two more favorites in our recipe collection.

This scratch cake apple cake recipe won't fail you in flavor or make a super easy cake in no time.

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Don't you just love simple recipes?

Everyone is going to rave about this and will totally impress family and friends.

The aroma alone will make you anxious to take a slice while it's still hot!

Not a baker?

This will be your new go-to recipe during the apple season.

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Simple Apple Cake Ingredients

  • oil
  • sugar
  • eggs
  • vanilla
  • flour
  • cinnamon
  • salt
  • baking soda
  • chopped Mcintosh or other baking apples
  • (Before baking optional topping)
  • flour
  • sugar
  • cinnamon
  • melted butter

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Fresh Apple Cake

This is the most delicious easiest cake all in one bowl and if you're an apple lover the last recipe you'll ever need.

Using fresh apples always makes the freshest tasting sweet cake.

If you're looking for an easy simple apple cake this one is the perfect addition to your apple recipe collection.

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Author: Claudia Lamascolo
Simple Apple Cake Recipe

Simple Apple Cake Recipe

Prep time: 10 MinCook time: 1 H & 10 MTotal time: 1 H & 20 M
This is the easiest apple cake from scratch and super moist and delicious cake you will ever make


  • 1 cup of vegetable oil
  • 2 cup of sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 3 cups apples peeled, cored & diced
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons vanilla extract


  1. Mix all ingredients in a large bowl together folding in the apples last.
  2. Grease either a bundt pan, 13 x 9 pan, or two square 9-inch pans.
  3. Bake 1 hour and 10 minutes in a preheated oven of 325 degrees or until the middle comes clean with a toothpick.

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Disclosure: This recipe was originally shared in 2015. It was edited and re-published in 2020.


  1. Sounds delicious to me Claudia. xo Catherine

  2. Can't wait to make this Claudia. Love me some apple cake :)

  3. Yummy I invite you to share at the hop today. I have missed your links xo

  4. I tried your Simple Apple cake recipe with the streusel topping and it was absolutely divine.
    I used self raising flour instead of ordinary flour and baking soda and it came out lovely and light.

  5. Who doesn't love a classic apple cake? Will be trying this out this weekend.


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