Fresh Apple Cake

This cake is so moist, so yummy and the fresh apples add so much juiciness and freshness! Great on its own for coffee or tea time but you can add some pecans and smother it in a delicious homemade Vanilla Custard Sauce for an elegant and perfect fall dessert!

I walk my little boy William to school every day and we are grateful that the school is less than a 5-minute walk. In our usual route, I pass through one of our neighbor’s front yard which has a big Apple tree. One day in  October I was walking back from school, I saw our neighbor picking up some apples that came from the tree. At this time she has placed a sign by the tree which asked anyone who happens to pass by to pick a bag of apples.

Fresh Apple Cake

She kindly gave me a huge bag of Apples which I excitedly accepted. She told me her tree drops about 50-70 apples a day! She really was quite desperate to give these apples away. She said I can eat the apples if I prefer and or just use them for baking. I happily thanked our kind neighbor and promised her I won’t waste the apples.

The apples turned out to be quite good and sweet. I have tried them and loved the taste. With the extras, naturally, I had to make some Fresh Apple Cake! Instead of just adding them on top of the cake in my other apple recipe, I mixed the Apples with the cake batter, added some spices for flavor and pecans for extra crunch! It came out super-moist and truly yummy! It’s perfect on it’s own but you can certainly dress it up with a delicious smothering of custard sauce. I think the custard sauce perfectly complements the spiced apple cake but if you ask my hubby – it’s even better if you combine ice cream with custard! Have it your way! 🙂

 

 

Fresh Apple Cake with Vanilla Custard Sauce

This cake is so moist, so yummy and the fresh apples add so much juiciness and freshness! Great on its own for coffee or tea time but you can add some pecans and smother it in a delicious homemade Vanilla Custard Sauce for an elegant and perfect fall dessert!This cake is so moist, so yummy and the fresh apples add so much juiciness and freshness! Great on its own for coffee or tea time but you can add some pecans and smother it in a delicious homemade Vanilla Custard Sauce for an elegant and perfect fall dessert!

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword apple cake, apple cake with custard sauce, fresh apple cake, homemade custard sauce, vanilla custard sauce
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings 16 people
Author Manila Spoon

Ingredients

  • 4-5 Granny Smith Apples, chopped peeled or unpeeled
  • 1 cup Brown Sugar
  • 1/2 cup White Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground Cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground Nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground Cloves, optional
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 3 cups all-purpose Flour
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 3 Eggs
  • 1 cup Buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup neutral-flavored Oil, like vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1 cup Pecans or Walnuts, chopped

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 F. Combine the chopped apples, brown and white sugar, spices, salt, flour, baking soda, eggs, buttermilk, oil, vanilla extract and nuts in a large bowl in the order listed. Mix just until there’s no more wisp of flour.

  2. Spoon into an ungreased non-stick 9×13 pan. Bake for about 30-35 minutes or until a tester comes out clean.

    Transfer to a wire rack to cool. Serve warm or in room temperature with either ice cream or custard (like Bird’s) or a delicious homemade custard sauce. Get the recipe for an easy and tasty homemade custard here.

Recipe Notes

*If you’re using organic apples you can leave the skin on for extra fiber but feel free to peel, too.

 

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11 Comments

  1. October 24, 2014 / 3:19 pm

    Oh my goodness, this looks like a wonderful treat! Pinning! If you have a free moment, I would like to invite you to stop by Foodie Fridays and and link it up with us…it's perfect for this time of year!! Have a wonderful day!

  2. April 28, 2015 / 3:34 am

    Wow! I'm going to have to take a leaf from the husband's book and combine the custard with the ice cream! YUM!!!

    • April 28, 2015 / 3:01 pm

      Great idea! You can never go wrong with that Arman!

  3. April 28, 2015 / 1:57 pm

    This cake looks so moist and tender! I bet that custard sauce really amps up the flavor of the cake too. What an awesome neighbor that you have.

    • April 28, 2015 / 3:02 pm

      It's great to have nice neighbors and we are truly thankful, Miranda. And yes, the custard sauce adds extra yum to the cake! 🙂

  4. April 28, 2015 / 2:16 pm

    how nice of your neighbor to share! we have a cherry tree and end up with huge bowls and bowls and bowls of cherries… as soon as I have enough in my freezer, they start going to my mom and neighbors 🙂

    this cake sounds perfect – and the custard, Mmm!

    • April 28, 2015 / 3:04 pm

      You are a wonderful neighbor to have Kristina! I am sure they always look forward to cherry season for that reason. And thanks for stopping by. 🙂

  5. April 28, 2015 / 8:25 pm

    What a wonderful neighbor you have. This cake looks so moist and delicious and I'll have to try it with that custard topping, it looks so good!

    • April 28, 2015 / 8:47 pm

      Thanks, Joanie and hope you enjoy it! 🙂

  6. April 29, 2015 / 1:44 am

    Sounds like we're having cake for breakfast 😉 I love how many apples you've added, it sounds just divine!

  7. April 29, 2015 / 3:38 pm

    Think I got the comment right this time. So glad I found your blog. I love your recipes. I could comment on all of them. Will follow you. Are you on twitter also?

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