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5 from 17 votes

Apple Cake Recipe

This super moist apple cake recipe is the best apple cake recipe EVER! It's lightly crunchy on top, super moist and soft on the inside, and it's full of delicious apple pieces all over everywhere! This apple treat is great anytime of the year, but it tastes even more special in the Fall.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: global
Keyword: apple, baking, cake, fall recipe
Author: Aline Shaw


  • 3 whole eggs
  • 3/4 cup of superfine sugar
  • 1 stick about 1/2 cup of butter, melted
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup of all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup of almond flour plus 1/2 Tbsp for dusting
  • 1/2 tsp of baking powder
  • a pinch of salt
  • 3 Honeycrisp apples, cored 1 peeled and cut into large chunks (approximately one heaping cup), the other 2, sliced
  • 1/2 Tbsp turbinado sugar for dusting


  • Preheat oven to 350F
  • Line the bottom of a 9-inch, removable bottom pan with parchment paper, and brush the sides with a little butter - set aside
  • Add the turbinado sugar and the 1/2 tbsp of almond flour to a small bowl, and whisk to combine - set aside
  • Add the all purpose flour, the almond flour, the baking powder and the salt to a large bowl, and whisk to combine - set aside
  • Beat the eggs and the sugar in a large bowl, using a hand mixer, until the eggs look frothy and stringy (a few minutes on medium speed)
  • Add the melted butter and the vanilla extract to the egg mixture, and beat a few more minutes
  • Add the dry ingredients to the egg mixture, and beat until combined
  • Add the apple chunks, and fold with a spatula to combine
  • Pour batter into lined pan
  • Decorate with the apple slices
  • Sprinkle with the turbinado sugar mixture, as desired
  • Bake for approximately 45 minutes to about an hour, or until toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean
  • Cool in the pan in a cooling rack for approximately 10 minutes