Sunday, February 24, 2013

Fresh Apple Cake

Sunday, February 24, 2013

I am officially on "spring break" for 2 weeks! I just finished my pediatric rotation and will start my family medicine rotation next. I wish this meant two whole weeks of crafting and relaxing, but I do have quite a few other responsibilities to take care of. Even so, I'm looking forward to spending a good deal of time baking, crafting, photographing, and of course relaxing. The hubby and I will be heading to Florida again next weekend. Yay for sun and warm weather!!

To get this break started right, I made my grandmother's Fresh Apple Cake. This was the first time I have ever made it... despite enjoying it a TON growing up. My mom has seriously perfected her mother-in-law's tasty recipe. I'm happy to say mine turned out great! Aside from peeling the apples, the cake is quite easy to put together. The full recipe for print is below. Hope you enjoy!

  • 1c oil
  • 3 eggs
  • 1t vanilla
  • 2c sugar
  • 2c flour
  • 4c thinly sliced apples, peeled
  • 2t cinnamon
  • 1t baking soda
  • 1/2t salt
  • 1t nutmeg
  • 1t cloves
  • (1c chopped pecans or walnuts - optional)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Beat eggs, oil, and sugar. Add vanilla and mix well until fluffy. Sift together dry ingredients (flour and spices). Add to other mixture and beat well. Add apples and nuts. Blend well. Batter will be thick. Bake in greased 9 x 13 glass dish at 350 degrees for 45-60 minutes. Let cool.

  • 12 oz softened cream cheese
  • 1.5t vanilla
  • 4.5t melted butter
  • 1.5c powdered sugar
Mix all ingredients well, spread on cooled apple cake.


So fresh and delicious! Also, this is my absolute favorite cream cheese frosting recipe. It's the perfect balance of sweet + cream cheese flavor. Yum!

Here's the recipe as a JPEG to print:

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  1. Replies
    1. Oh my goodness, I probably ate a whole pound of this cake today! It's so good!!

    2. Thanks for linking up! New follower!

  2. Wow, it looks amazing! Thanks for sharing your Grandma's recipe :-)

  3. YUM!
    I would LOVE it if you shared this in my Spring/Easter Linky Party! You can find it here:

  4. This cake looks gorgeous! So moist and apple-y! And let's be honest cream cheese frosting makes EVERYTHING better :)

    1. You are SO right. Cream cheese frosting is incredible!

  5. Came across your delicious looking cake at Your Whims Wednesday. YUM! Thanks for sharing ... pinned! ;)
    Happy Spring Break! ENJOY :)


  6. This looks wonderful! I can't wait to try it:)
    Shannon {Cozy Country Living}

  7. This cake looks so moist and delicious!!!! And the cream cheese frosting sounds perfect on top! Looks like a wonderful dessert!

    1. It's one of our favorites! Hope you enjoy it!

  8. Hello, I'd love to have you come share your post at Show and Tell Saturday #6 at Sassy Little Lady!


  9. What a yummy cake! Thanks for sharing it at my party! Have a great week.
    House on the Way

  10. What a great recipe! I would love for you to share this or any of your great ideas at the link party going on now (and every Saturday through Tuesday) at 'Or so she says ...' Hope to see you there!

  11. Awesome recipe! It seems so delicious!
    Great post!! I included it in my post Βόλτα στη Γειτονιά #24 :)
    Have a great week!!


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