Apple Cake

Apple Cake - Baked

I buy most of the fruit my household consumes, and although we profess to love fruit and I buy our fruit based on this assumption; the truth is we don’t eat as much fruit as we should.
This tweet made me laugh, because my lifetime ratio of bananas purchased to bananas consumed is about 10 to 1.
We’re pretty good with seasonal and exotic fruits; it’s the year-round ‘boring’ fruits like apples and bananas we tend to slack on.


Apple - Chopped Apple Cake - Setup

Finding ways to use up the fruits before their prime has become my challenge, admittedly it’s not a loathsome challenge. I’m always pleased to find recipes that use tons of apples, like this apple cake does.
I wasn’t too keen on this cake when I first saw the recipe, but I’m open minded enough to try a recipe once – as long as it isn’t time consuming or calls for ingredients I don’t like/eat.
I’ll tell you this. I’m glad I gave this cake a try; it’s a superb cake, moist and dense with subtle flavours.
I loved it so much I had it for dessert and then for breakfast the next morning.

Wet & Dry Ingredients Apple Cake Batter

Apple Cake

  • 4 ½ to 5 cups diced apples
  • 1 ½ cups sugar
  • ½ cup salad oil
  • 2 tablespoon ground flaxseed meal + 6 tablespoons water (or 2 eggs)
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ extra apple, cored-quartered thinly sliced (optional)
  • whole or slivered almonds to decorate (optional)

Apple Cake Oven Ready


  1. Preheat oven to 350° F, grease a medium baking pan and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl sift together the flour, and the rest of the dry ingredients.
  3. Mix in chopped apples and set aside.
  4. In a separate bowl, combine wet ingredients and mix until well incorporated.
  5. Fold the flour mixture into the wet ingredients, gently mixing the ingredients just until combined.
  6. Pour the batter into the baking pan, making sure it is evenly distributed.
  7. Arrange the thin apple slices on top of the cake and decorate with almonds.
  8. Bake in an oven for 40 minutes or until cooked all the way through.
  9. Allow to cool completely before serving


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  • Reply heather

    Lovely presentation right out of the oven. This recipe could easily be converted to GF, which is great in my book as well.



    16 September, 2011 at 12:13 am
    • Reply Elsa

      Yes, this recipe is very GF adaptable. I think it’ll be interesting with a bit of almond flour.

      16 September, 2011 at 6:34 am

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