Simple Apple Cake Recipe

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

Why? Because you don't have to have a clue on how to bake, just mix everything together and the oven will make magic

The apple cake is sweet, homemade and so simple you can read this to anyone in your household and they can make it too.

Seriously this cake is super delicious, moist and the easiest cake even when you hate to bake!

Check out the easy instructions.

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 making 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 all in one bowl cake you will ever make.

Using fresh apples always makes the freshest tasting sweet cake.

If you're an apple lover, this moist sweet cake will be your go-to recipe and a 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
  • Optional: mix together 3 tablespoons softened butter with 1/2 cup flour 3 tablespoons sugar and 2 teaspoons cinnamon for topping before baking


  1. Mix all ingredients together folding in the apples last.
  2. Grease either a bundt pan, 13 x 9 pan, or two 9 inch pans.
  3. If using the optional topping put that on top before baking see above ingredients.
  4.  Bake 1 hour and 10 minutes in a preheated oven of 325 degrees or until the middle comes clean with a toothpick.
  5. Cool completely. 
  6. Dust with powdered sugar or top with whipped cream but it's great plain.



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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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