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Buttery Apple Cake


This moist apple cake features a sweet, crackly golden topping.

  • Servings: 8

Source: Martha Stewart Living, April 2007


For the Cake

  • Vegetable-oil cooking spray
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting
  • 1 pound Granny Smith apples, peeled and shredded on the large holes of a box grater (about 2 cups)
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 6 tablespoons whole milk
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 large eggs

For the Topping

  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • Heavy cream, for serving


  1. Make the cake: Preheat oven to 325. Coat an 8-inch springform pan with cooking spray; dust with flour, tapping out excess. Place on a rimmed baking sheet. Spread apples in pan; set aside.

  2. Whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, milk, oil, and eggs in a medium bowl until smooth. Pour over apples. Bake until set and pale golden brown, about 40 minutes.

  3. Make the topping: Stir together butter, sugar, egg, and vanilla in a small bowl. Remove cake from oven, and pour topping over cake. Bake until golden brown, about 25 minutes. Let cool completely in pan on a wire rack. Remove sides of pan, and transfer cake to a serving plate. Serve slices drizzled with cream.

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  • cakengiftsini
    7 JUN, 2017
    It is very amazing. I have great experience after eating this cake. Everybody can try for this cake without fail. Same cakes, you can get from the site :
  • QuiteCanary
    4 NOV, 2013
    Delicious! I used brown sugar, a dash of cinnamon, and it was a heavenly, moist, custardy cake that took the show.
  • QuiteCanary
    3 NOV, 2013
    In the spirit of fall I used light brown sugar, a dash of cinnamon, and was mesmerized by the moist, buttery, custardy confection. It was devoured in 2 days! I highly recommend this dessert.
  • brieh
    30 SEP, 2012
    Mine was not custard-like at all. Very cake-like. I used golden delicious apples and that worked just fine.
  • noelleartemis1
    11 MAR, 2012
    I agree with LoveBakingCookies. This cake had more of a custard consistency. I wasn't expecting the texture. I'm not sure I will make this again.