20 Amazing Apple Cake Recipes

Whether it’s a fall birthday celebration or an intimate family gathering, there’s an apple cake to celebrate with! Here are 20 amazing apple cake recipes for the fall season.

There’s nothing like the aroma of apples baking in a sweet cake. Apple cakes usually have a sweet cinnamon, nutmeg or nut flavor that pair perfectly with the tart apples. Here we have 20 of the most amazing apple cake recipes you’ll find on the web. Bundt cakes with drizzle, crumb cakes that go so well with a cup of coffee, gorgeous two layer cakes and quick snack cakes…whatever the occasion, here you’ll find a new cake to make for it.

What apples are best for baking?

Granny Smith apples are most often used for baking since they have a bright, tart flavor to contrast the sugar in the cake and hold up well to baking. Don’t overlook Braeburn apples though…they are still slightly tart, but more sweet than Granny Smith. They also hold up well to baking, have a delicious texture and are an all-around delicious apple.

If you’ll be baking many apple desserts, you’ll definitely want an apple peeler/slicer/corer. It makes apple cakes and pies so much easier!

And now…

The Best Apple Cake Recipes

Bundt Cakes

Bundt cakes are classic. Don’t forget to use shortening and flour when you prepare your bundt cake pan so the cake comes out easily. Apples keep bundt cakes moist and packed with flavor.

Fresh Apple Sour Cream Pound Cake

Apple Walnut Bundt Cake

Instant Pot Pumpkin Apple Cake

Apple Cider Bundt Cake with Caramel Frosting

Cream Cheese Filled Apple Bundt Cake

Layer Cakes

Layer cakes always make a beautiful presentation and they’re not as hard as you might think!

Apple Butter Layer Cake

Apple Pie Layer Cake

Applesauce Spice Cake with Caramel Frosting

Apple Butter Cake with Dulce de Leche Buttercream

Snack Cakes and Sheet Cakes

For breakfast, dessert or even an afternoon snack (It’s ok…we won’t tell!), the apple cake recipes below are ideal for even the beginning baker.

Apple Walnut Snack Cake

Apple Butterscotch Snack Cake

Apple Butter Sheet Cake

Old Fashioned Apple Cake Recipe

Apple Fritter Cake

Classic Apple Cakes

Cakes you know and love…and even a gluten free apple cake recipe.

Apple Dapple Cake

Apple Crisp Coffee Cake

Apple Cider Cake with Salted Caramel Drizzle

Kentucky Skillet Apple Cake

Gluten Free Apple Cake

Upside Down Apple Cake

About Julie Clark

We are Julie, Maddie, and Kinslee – a mother and daughter team sharing with you the best cakes to satisfy any need or sweet craving that you may have. Welcome to our family’s kitchen!

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