This easy apple cake with fresh apples is one of my favorite fruit desserts. It’s super easy to put together, all the ingredients are mixed in one big mixing bowl and then you transfer the batter to a baking pan and bake. It’s moist and sweet and we all love it. I’ll often make it as a snack for my kids or I’ll make it as a dessert and serve it warm with vanilla ice cream. This is an easy recipe you are going to love!
I don’t know about you, but fruit desserts are my favorite. More than even cheesecakes and chocolate cakes.
I am not a huge fan of pies, but cobblers or a sweet, moist fruit cake with my morning coffee or with a scoop of ice cream after dinner is definitely a good way to start or finish (or both) the day.
Easy Apple Cake With Fresh Apples…
This apple cake is super easy to make. In the past, I used the batter as a base and replaced the apples with peaches, nectarines, plums, and pears. It worked so well with all of those kinds of fruits!
You throw all the ingredients in a big bowl, mix it up by hand and send it to the oven. Simple… And I am all about simple.
Start by cutting up 5 apples. I sometimes peel them before, but I don’t mind if they are not peeled so this time, I decided not to peel them.
Then, to a big mixing bowl, add sugar, canola oil (or you can do coconut oil instead), vanilla extract, eggs, all-purpose flour, baking powder, and cinnamon (you’ll find all the exact measurements in the printable below).
If you like, you can also add brandy. I didn’t have any on hand and I don’t like to cook or bake with alcohol so I left it out.
With an egg beater or a wooden spoon, mix it all together well…
Then add chopped walnuts and raisins…
Use a spatula or a wooden spoon to mix the nuts, raisins, and apples in with the batter.
Next, butter a 10” springform pan…
And transfer the cake batter into the pan.
Lastly, sprinkle with brown sugar and bake in a preheated oven for 50 minutes.
Here it is fresh out of the oven…
To check if it’s ready, you can stick a toothpick in the center of the cake. If it comes up dry the cake is baked all the way.
Like almost all apple cakes and pies, this one is great warm out of the oven with a scoop of vanilla ice cream beside it…
But you can be sure I’ll take it without ice-cream first thing in the morning as well!
Make sure to also check my post How to Make Applesauce And Can It and if you peeled your apples you can use your peels to make your own apple cider vinegar. Make sure to check How to Make Apple Cider Vinegar.
Here is the handy printable…
- 1 cup sugar
- 1/3 cup brandy (optional)
- 3/4 cup canola oil
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 3 eggs
- 2 cups all purpose flour
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
- 1 cup chopped walnuts
- 1 cup raisins
- 5 Apples peeled (optional) and sliced to small pieces
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- Heat oven to 350F.
- To a large mixing bowl, add sugar, brandy, canola oil, vanilla extract, eggs, flour, baking powder, and cinnamon.
- With an egg beater, mix the ingredients well.
- To the batter, add chopped walnuts, raisins, and apples, and mix them in.
- Butter a 10'' springform pan and transfer the batter to the pan.
- Sprinkle with brown sugar.
- Bake for 50 minutes.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 16 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 338Total Fat: 16gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 14gCholesterol: 35mgSodium: 108mgCarbohydrates: 44gFiber: 3gSugar: 27gProtein: 4g