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Apple Cake


This recipe from Margaret Haen, of Sheboygan, Wisconsin, uses a pound and a half of apples, making the cake dense and moist.

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  • Servings: 16

Source: Everyday Food, December 2005


  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted, plus more for pan
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour, (spooned and leveled)
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed light-brown sugar
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 1/2 pounds apples, peeled, cored, and cut into 1-inch chunks
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • Confectioners' sugar, for dusting


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter a 9-by-13-inch baking pan; set aside. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, sugars, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg. Add the apples, walnuts, butter, and eggs; stir just until combined.

  2. Spoon into pan; smooth with a spatula. Bake 40 to 45 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan. Dust with confectioners' sugar to serve.

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  • moosagesbymarie
    24 JUN, 2017
    I picked this apple cake recipe because the directions were so easy to throw it together. I became skeptical as it's not like a regular cake batter and pretty much dry flour and sugar when you put it into your pan. Well, this was fantastic. Made it exactly as written. Glad I found this, left it alone, and gave it a shot. I will be making this over and over again.