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This really is the best apple cake. The kind of cake that you want to sneak nibbles from and know your diet is doomed if you keep it in the house, especially since your kids are at college and not home to save you from yourself.

It’s so moist and cinnamony and that cream cheese frosting is just to die for. I brought half the cake to our neighbor’s house, they could share it with 6 people.

My waistline loves them! It was a hit! Then guess what? My kids came home for the day and of course, I sent them off with apple cake! They couldn’t believe how delicious it was and were raving about it.

Of course, I received extra hugs and kisses for being such a great Mom bestowing baked goods to my starving College Kids!


Best Apple Cake


Best Apple Cake


All of the ingredients that you will need.

Best Apple Cake


Add Vegetable Oil to eggs in a mixer and beat until foamy. Add sugar and Vanilla together than add to egg mixture.

Best Apple Cake


Mix together flour, cinnamon, salt, and baking soda. Add to mixture.

Best Apple Cake


Wash, peel, core, slice apples thinly.

Best Apple Cake


Cake batter will be very thick.

Best Apple Cake


Get the apples ready.

Best Apple Cake


Slice apples thinly.

Best Apple Cake


Fold apples into batter with a spatula or large spoon.

Best Apple Cake


Pour batter into greased 9 x 13-inch baking pan.

Best Apple Cake


Bake for 40-50 minutes, until golden brown and sides come away from the pan. Using a toothpick, check to see that no batter sticks and comes out clean.

Best Apple Cake


Cream Cheese Frosting ingredients.

Best Apple Cake


Mix all frosting ingredients together until smooth.

Best Apple Cake


Delicious and moist Best Apple Cake!

Best Apple Cake

Best Apple Cake


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Yield: 1 cake


Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes

The Best Apple Cake. Moist and so flavorful. Topped with a rich cream cheese frosting!


  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup veg oil (beat with eggs until foamy), add
  • 1-3/4 cup white sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla (mix together), then add:
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda (mix all together) add:
  • 4 cups thinly peeled and sliced apples (about 4 – I use Granny Smith)
  • Frosting:
  • 1 - 8oz pkg cream cheese, softened
  • 3 TBL melted butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1-1/2 cups powdered sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees; grease and flour a 9 x 13 baking dish.
  2. Add vegetable oil to eggs in mixer and beat until foamy.
  3. Add the sugar and vanilla and mix.
  4. Add the flour, cinnamon, salt and baking soda.
  5. Mix together.
  6. Add thinly sliced apples by folding in with a spatula.
  7. The batter will be very thick.
  8. Bake for 40-50 minutes.
  9. Frosting:
  10. Mix ingredients until smooth.

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Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 1209Total Fat 29gSaturated Fat 7gTrans Fat 1gUnsaturated Fat 19gCholesterol 58mgSodium 291mgCarbohydrates 241gFiber 2gSugar 222gProtein 5g

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It’s so moist and cinnamony and that cream cheese frosting is just to die for. #applecake #cake #mooreorlesscooking via @Mooreorlesscook

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Beatrice Didio

Sunday 24th of September 2023

I would like to make this cake is there any way to cut back on the amount of oil or a substitute ? Thank You for sharing.


Wednesday 27th of September 2023


I have not substituted oil for this recipe before, but if you would like to make a substitution, you can try applesauce, or yogurt, or butter. Let me know how it works out if you do try it.

Good luck,



Monday 8th of May 2023

What a beautiful cake! This is a must make cake for me! I love your recipes, they always turn out so delicious! Thank you so much!


Friday 31st of March 2023

Made this for St. Patty's Day dessert. It was amazing...everyone LOVED it!! Thanks so much for sharing this recipe!


Sunday 2nd of April 2023

I am so happy that you enjoyed this cake! My family loves it! Nettie


Friday 21st of December 2018

This is very confusing... is it 1 3/4 cup of sugar or 3/4 c? It says 1-.... never seen that in a recipe before


Friday 21st of December 2018

1 3/4 cup sugar

Christine Cudmore

Wednesday 26th of September 2018

Hi, this Apple Cake looks sooooo delicious. I have a question. Can I double the recipe and still bake it in a 9x13 pan? and will the bake time be different? Thanks.


Wednesday 26th of September 2018

Hi Christine,

This is a wonderful apple cake recipe. For my recipe, I used a 9x13 baking pan. So if you want to double the recipe, I suggest that you use two 9x13 baking pans. The batter is very thick and I wouldn't want to see your pan overflow. Enjoy!


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