Apple Dapple Cake

This apple dapple cake is a classic Amish recipe with a simple vanilla flavor. Use Granny Smith apples to balance the sweetness of the cake.

Apple Dapple Cake

Apple Dapple Cake Recipe

Who is ready for all things apples?! This girl!!

We’re kicking off apple season with this easy apple dapple cake recipe. Think 8 ingredients & 10 minutes prep time. Less than an hour and you’ll be sitting down to a slice of warm apple cake topped with ice cream and caramel topping.

Apple Dapple Cake

This Amish apple dapple cake recipe comes from my favorite Amish cookbook that I’ve had since I was newly married. What caught my attention was the simplicity of this recipe.

Normally apples are paired with cinnamon (such as in this apple snack cake), but there are some {crazy} people out there who don’t like cinnamon. If you fit that category, this is the cake for you. It has a simple, sweet vanilla flavor that pairs perfectly with a cup of coffee for breakfast.

We like to use Granny Smith apples in this recipe. The apples are tart, which works well with the already sweet cake.

To keep prep time at a minimum, use an apple peeler, corer and slicer to quickly prepare your apples. I don’t know what I’d do without this tool!

Apple Dapple Cake

Although we love this as an apple dapple coffee cake, you can make it a little more decadent with a scoop of ice cream and caramel topping.

Oh…and this cake is amazing the second day, too. It stays moist so is a great make-ahead cake!

easy cake recipe using fresh granny smith apples
easy cake recipe using fresh granny smith apples

Apple Dapple Cake

3.68 from 148 votes
This apple dapple cake is a classic Amish recipe with a simple vanilla flavor. Use Granny Smith apples to balance the sweetness of the cake.
Servings 15
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes



  • caramel sauce
  • ice cream


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • In a large bowl, mix together the eggs, sugar and oil. Mix well.
  • Add the flour, salt and baking soda. Mix just until barely blended. Do not overmix.
  • Fold in the vanilla and chopped apples. The batter will be thick.
  • Spread in a greased 9×13 baking pan.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  • Serve warm with ice cream and caramel topping.
  • Store leftovers in an airtight container.



Calories: 231kcal | Carbohydrates: 49g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 24mg | Sodium: 23mg | Potassium: 62mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 29g | Vitamin A: 50IU | Vitamin C: 1.2mg | Calcium: 9mg | Iron: 1.3mg
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Calories 231

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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Still hot and humid here in Texas, but I love the aroma of apples baking in the oven. Will definitely try this. I like cinnamon though.

5 stars
I can’t believe this is the same recipe my mom had back from the 60’s. I though I lost it one time during our move. I cried! But I found it in one of my cookbooks. You think as many times I made this that I would remember it. It’s really easy and taste very good and moist. Can eat it anytime of the day. ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

Wonder if it wld still turn out if I used a can of apple pie filling instead

Can u use another type oil extra virgin oil