Fresh Apple Cake

Delicious and moist Fresh Apple Cake with pecans smothered in homemade Vanilla Custard Sauce.

I walk my little boy William to school everyday 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 ย 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.

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! ๐Ÿ™‚

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4 cups Apples, chopped peeled or unpeeled*
1 cup Brown Sugar
1 cup White Sugar
1 teaspoon ground Cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground Nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground Cloves
1 teaspoon Salt
3 cups all-purpose Flour
1 teaspoon Baking Soda
2 eggs
1 1/4 cups Vegetable or Coconut Oil
2 teaspoons Vanilla Extract
1 cup chopped Pecans (or walnuts)

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


Preheat oven to 350 F

Combine the chopped apples, sugar, spices, salt, flour, baking soda, eggs, oil, vanilla and pecans in a large bowl in the order listed. Mix well. Batter will look like a sticky cookie dough.

Spoon into an ungreased 9×13 pan. Bake for about 45-50 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 homemade one. If you wish to get the recipe for an easy and tasty homemade custard, click here.

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  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! ๐Ÿ™‚

  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 ๐Ÿ™‚

    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. ๐Ÿ™‚

  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! ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. April 29, 2015 / 1:44 am

    Sounds like we're having cake for breakfast ๐Ÿ˜‰ 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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