Simple Apple Cake

Apple Cake

This apple cake is so easy it's nearly criminal. The kids adore it and it disappears in no time. A perfect recipe for apple-picking time!

Hands-On Time: 15 minutes
Ready In: 45 minutes
Yield: 8 servings


    8 cups peeled and thinly sliced apples - about 4 large or 8 small
    1 1/4 cup granulated sugar - divided
    2/3 cup butter, softened
    2 eggs
    2 cups flour
    2 teaspoons baking powder
    1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
    1/4 teaspoon nutmeg (I prefer freshly grated)


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F
  2. Layer apples in a 9x13 baking dish.
  3. Combine butter and 1 cup sugar until fluffy.
  4. Add eggs and beat well.
  5. Add flour and baking powder and mix until a soft dough forms.
  6. Combine 1/4 cup of remaining sugar with cinnamon and nutmeg. Sprinkle 2 tablespoons over apples in pan.
  7. Drop spoonfuls of dough over apples and spread together until apples are evenly covered.
  8. Sprinkle remaining cinnamon-nutmeg sugar over dough.
  9. Bake for 30 minutes or until golden brown and puffy.

I serve this with sweetened sour cream: To 1 cup of sour cream add 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract and 2 Tablespoons powdered sugar. Stir to combine.

See more recipes from Anne Coleman (aka Short Order Mom).

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