5 from 3 votes
The best apple cake recipe made with fresh apples. The cake is moist with delicious chunks of apple, filled with great flavor and so tasty. This fresh apple cake recipe is perfect for fall or really any time of the year.
FRESH APPLE CAKE RECIPE
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
50 mins
 
The best apple cake recipe made with fresh apples. The cake is moist with delicious chunks of apple, fruity, sweet and so good! This fresh apple cake recipe is perfect for fall or really any time of the year. I love having it with some tea on the side or just as it is. SO GOOD!
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: International
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 361 kcal
Author: Precious Nkeih, preciouscore.com
Ingredients
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour 250g or 1/4 kg
  • 2-3 apples cored, peeled and chopped into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest from one lemon
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup sugar 150g
  • 1/2 cup butter - softened 113g
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1 cup whole milk 240ml
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons icing sugar for dusting the top
Instructions
  1. Oil a 9-inch baking pan and set aside. Then preheat oven to 350°F (180°C).
  2. Sprinkle 2 tablespoons of flour to coat chopped apples and set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar until fluffy. Add in eggs one at a time, beating each time you add an egg.

  4. Add in milk, vanilla, lemon zest, cinnamon powder and stir to incorporate.
  5. Add the flour, baking powder and salt. Mix well to form a batter. Don't overmix - stop mixing when all the flour is incorporated.
  6. Add the chopped apples and gently fold in.
  7. Pour batter into oiled pan and level the top.
  8. Bake in preheated oven for about 30 minutes until a toothpick inserted in the middle of the cake comes out clean.
Recipe Notes

1. I used honeycrisp apples here but you could use another kind such as golden delicious apples.

2. Use evaporated milk instead of regular milk for a richer flavor.