Our Favorite Apple Cakes

Honeycrisp Apple Cake with fork

Our Favorite Apple Cakes ~ whether you’ve just come back from the pick-your-own farm, gathered a few apples from the tree in your backyard (lucky you!), or grabbed a bag at the grocery store, I hope one of these apple cake recipes becomes new fall tradition in your life!

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Baking the first (or tenth) apple cake of the season is a much anticipated rite of fall around here. I’ve bundled together some of our favorite apple cake recipes over the years in case you need a little inspo. There’s nothing better than the aroma of a baking apple cake wafting around the house on a fall weekend, so let’s get to it!



Dutch Apple Cake

This cake with its crackly sugary topping and tender buttermilk crumb is about as perfect as it gets. As apple cake recipes go, this is one of the simplest.

A slice of Dutch Apple Cake on a white ground



Apple Cider Doughnut Cake

This fluffy apple bundt has been one of the most popular recipes on the blog, and it’s not hard to see why. This cake channels those utterly irresistible cider doughnuts from the pick-your-own farms, but in bundt-cake form.

apple cider doughnut bundt cake with slice removed



Authentic Irish Apple Cake

This simple Irish farmhouse apple cake is delicious on its own, but the easy-to-make custard sauce just takes it over the top. You have to try it that way, it’s tradition!

pouring custard sauce on a slice of Irish Apple Cake



Apple Fritter Bread

This is another simple-to-make cake that takes its cue from a beloved (fried) treat ~ apple fritters! I especially love loaf cakes for taking to the office, or stowing in a lunch bag to-go.

Apple fritter bread, sliced, on a piece of parchment paper.



Honeycrisp Apple Cardamom Cake

Crisp apples, buttery crumb, and fragrant cardamom combine for a lovely treat that’s perfect virtually any time of day. The book club will be impressed (and thankful.)

Honeycrisp Apple Cardamom Cake on a plate with fork



Caramel Apple Bundt Cake

The combination of creamy caramel frosting and warm, spiced apple cake is unbeatable. This show-stopper of a cake would make a perfect centerpiece to a fall brunch or event, or a decadent afternoon tea-time treat.

Taking a slice out of a caramel apple bundt cake



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  • Reply
    September 14, 2021 at 6:22 am

    Hello, i like to try all of your apple cake recipes, much thanks,

  • Reply
    Rachel D
    August 13, 2020 at 5:53 pm

    I can’t wait to try these! Especially the apple fritter loaf and the cardamom one!

    • Reply
      August 13, 2020 at 6:14 pm

      I’m excited about apple season!

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