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Old Fashioned Fresh Apple Cake Recipe 

Old fashioned fresh apple cake recipe with a glaze you can enjoy for breakfast, brunch or dessert. Fresh apple bundt cake is delicious and a beautiful way to serve it but in a 9×13″ baking pan works well too.

Apple Walnut Cake

Fresh apple bundt cake is wonderful. It is a passed down recipe from generations that was made during all the special occasions, and holidays. A bit denser and similar to Grandmas fruitcake, we will show you how to make this moist and delicious to serve with coffee in the morning. (post may contain affiliate links present)

Apple Walnut Cake

If you love combining a few flavors, adding crushed nuts is a great choice. I mean we have even added another flavor entirely like pumpkin which we’ll share later, and easier versions like Bisquick apple cake but from scratch is best. You can of course leave the nuts out entirely if there is an allergy or you don’t like any crunch in your cake but an option for sure.

You can certainly bake this in a large loaf pan instead but really this one makes it so much prettier if you ask me. Just the shape brings it from ohhhh to OMG status. Especially if you are serving this for a special occasion it is an easy way to jazz things up with just the shape of the pan itself. Decide for yourself. This is how long to bake a cake in different shapes.

Dairy Free Apple Cake

Old Fashioned Apple Cake

Now if you wanted to make this in a loaf like our pumpkin apple bread go right ahead. Bake time is about the same since it is thicker in the center, and this has a hole in the center. As far as the fruit there are differences in each type when it comes to their texture and flavor.

  1. Flavor
    • I like Fuji for this Apple Slices Recipe. Known for their sweetness, makes them ideal for eating fresh or adding to salads. Examples include Honeycrisp, Gala, and Red Delicious.
    • Tart: Tart apples are more acidic and have a tangy flavor. They are excellent for baking and cooking. Popular tart apple varieties include Granny Smith, Braeburn, and Pink Lady (Cripps Pink).
    • Some have a balanced flavor profile, offering a mix of sweetness and tartness. Examples include Jonagold, McIntosh, and Ambrosia.
  2. Texture
    • Crisp: Crisp apples have a firm and crunchy texture, making them perfect for snacking. Honeycrisp and Fuji are well-known for their crispness.
    • Tender: Some have a softer and juicier texture, making them great for applesauce or baking. McIntosh and Cortland fall into this category.
  3. Color
    • Red: Red are visually appealing and come in various shades, from bright red to deep crimson. Examples include Red Delicious, Fuji, and Gala.
    • Green: These are often tart and have a fresh, zesty flavor. Granny Smith apples are the most famous green apple variety.
    • Yellow are milder in taste and can have a slightly sweet or balanced flavor. Golden Delicious is a popular yellow apple.

Remember that flavors and textures can vary depending on factors such as the time of harvest and growing conditions too. Experimenting with different varieties can lead to different outcomes, so don’t hesitate to try different types, and in different forms. A bundt is pretty but smaller like Baked Apple Fritters in a muffin tin is great too.

Apple Bundt Cake Recipe

Apple Bundt Cake Recipe

Bundt cake pan used here. Grease and flour lightly so it slides out of the baking pan nicely in one piece and stays nice and pretty.

  • 3 c all purpose flour
  • 3 eggs
  • Sugar
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • Cinnamon
  • Nutmeg
  • Vegetable oil
  • Apples peeled, diced
  • Vanilla extract
  • 1/2 c walnuts chopped, optional
  • Glaze
  • 1/3 c granulated sugar
  • 1/2 c milk or dairy free milk alternative
  • 6 tbsp room temperature butter
  • 1 tbsp all purpose flour

Apple Cake with Fresh Apples

Frosting out of a tub can be warmed and poured over the top of your Old Fashioned Fresh Apple Cake Recipe or just use a dollop of whipped cream for a super easy apple dessert cake topping.

Dairy Free Apple Cake

If you are lactose intolerant and need alternatives I have done this for my husband myself. When making this and our banana bread bundt cake I use vegan plant based butter that works great. Almond, cashew or even coconut milk work just fine and beyond that you’re good to go!

Old Fashioned Fresh Apple Cake Recipe

Apple Cinnamon Cake

Preheat the oven to 325 F. Mix all dry ingredients in a bowl. Add eggs, vanilla, vegetable oil. Mix everything thoroughly. It is easier to use a mixer to get the batter smooth.

  • Add chopped apples and nuts, fold everything together gently. Transfer the cake dough to the bundt pan. If the baking dish is silicone, you do not need to grease it.
  • If the form is metal, grease it with butter and sprinkle it with flour.
  • Tap the bundt pan on the table a few times to get rid of excess air bubbles in the cake batter.
  • Cover pan with foil. Put the pan in the oven.
  • For the first 30 minutes of baking, it should stay covered with foil so that the cake does not become too brown. Then remove the foil and bake another 25-30 minutes without foil.
  • Readiness can be checked with a toothpick
    • it should come out clean with a few moist crumbs stuck to it.

Apple Caramel Cake

The topping for this Old Fashioned Fresh Apple Cake Recipe is up to you. If you wanted something really easy you could drizzle caramel sundae topping and leave it at that. We have another listed below you can make too that is more from scratch.

  • Prepare the glaze – mix milk, white or brown sugar and butter in a saucepan. Stir until sugar and butter are completely dissolved. Add flour and stir continuously with a spatula to break up any lumps. Set aside for 5-6 minutes to cool and thicken.
  • Apply 1/3 of the glaze on the cake immediately after baking. After 15 minutes, turn it over onto a plate or onto a wire rack. Drizzle 1/3 glaze over the now top of the bundt.
  • Leave the remaining 1/3 to be drizzled on to each piece when served.
Old Fashioned Apple Cake

What can we do with leftover cake?

Crumble the leftover Old Fashioned Fresh Apple Cake Recipe into fine crumbs and mix it with frosting to form a dough-like consistency. Roll the mixture into bite-sized balls and insert a lollipop stick into each one. Dip the cake pops into melted chocolate or candy melts and decorate them with sprinkles, nuts, or coconut flakes.

  1. Layer cubes of leftover cake with whipped cream, fresh fruits, and custard or pudding to create a delicious trifle. Repeat the layers until you fill a glass bowl, and then refrigerate for a few hours before serving.
  2. Sprinkle the cake crumbs over ice cream, yogurt, or oatmeal for a delightful and sweet crunch.
  3. Line a springform pan with plastic wrap, then press the leftover cake crumbs into the bottom to form a crust. Add a layer of softened ice cream or sorbet on top, followed by another layer to make an ice cream cake.
  4. Blend chunks of leftover cake with ice cream, milk, and your favorite flavorings to create a delicious cake-flavored milkshake.
  5. Cut the leftover cake into cubes and use it in place of bread to make a unique and decadent raisin bread pudding.
How do you Flip a Bundt Cake?

1. Grease the inside of the pan and lightly flour before pouring in your batter to begin with.
2. Once baked, gently run a thin flexible spatula or butter knife around the edges of the cake, ensuring that it’s entirely separated from the sides.
3. Place a cooling rack or plate upside down over the top of the bundt cake pan. Ensure that the cooling rack is large enough to cover the cake’s surface entirely.
4. With one hand holding the cooling rack in place, and the other hand securely grasping the bundt pan’s handles, quickly and confidently flip the cake and the pan together. The cooling rack should now be on the bottom, and the cake should be resting on top of the rack.

Can cake with fruit be left out?

Cakes with a higher moisture content, such as those with fresh fruit or fillings, are more prone to spoilage. Leftovers should be refrigerated to prevent the growth of harmful bacteria. Wrap in plastic wrap or foil and it will save for up to 1 week this way.

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Old Fashioned Fresh Apple Cake Recipe

Old fashioned fresh apple cake recipe with a glaze you can enjoy for breakfast, brunch or dessert. Fresh apple bundt cake is delicious.
Course Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword apple, bundt cake, cake, cinnamon, glaze, walnut
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 55 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 318kcal
Author The Typical Mom

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Ingredients

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 325 F. Mix all dry ingredients in a bowl. Add eggs, vanilla, vegetable oil. Mix everything thoroughly. It is easier to use a mixer to get the batter smooth.
  • Add chopped apples and nuts, fold everything together gently. Transfer the cake dough to the bundt pan. If the baking dish is silicone, you do not need to grease it. If the form is metal, grease it with butter and sprinkle it with flour.
  • Tap the bundt pan on the table a few times to get rid of excess air bubbles. Cover pan with foil. Put the pan in the oven.
  • For the first 30 minutes of baking, it should stay covered with foil so that the cake does not become too brown. Then remove the foil and bake another 25-30 minutes without foil.
  • Readiness can be checked with a toothpick, it should come out clean with a few moist crumbs stuck to it.
  • Prepare the glaze – mix milk, sugar and butter in a saucepan. Stir until sugar and butter are completely dissolved. Add flour and stir continuously with a spatula to break up any lumps. Set aside for 5-6 minutes to cool and thicken.
  • Apply 1/3 of the glaze on the cake immediately after baking. After 15 minutes, turn it over onto a plate or onto a wire rack. Drizzle 1/3 glaze over the now top of the bundt.
  • Leave the remaining 1/3 to be drizzled on to each piece when served.

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Nutrition Facts
Old Fashioned Fresh Apple Cake Recipe
Amount Per Serving (2 oz)
Calories 318 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Trans Fat 0.2g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
Cholesterol 57mg19%
Sodium 302mg13%
Potassium 112mg3%
Carbohydrates 51g17%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 25g28%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 264IU5%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 33mg3%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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