Easy Apple Cake

Oh my... this is heaven, I tell ya', heaven!

Besides a toothache, a few extra pounds and a sticky mess this Easy Apple Pie is divine.

As if a baked apple pie isn't good enough once this slice of heaven comes out of the oven you use a skewer to poke holes in the cake. Then, pour your brown sugar butter topping over the cake and watch it, and all if its wonderfulness, seep into the cake.

Bakerella suggested not using all of the sauce as she bathed her cake in brown sugar but I say bathe, baby bathe. The apple cake soaked it up wonderfully and each bite was bliss. We ate ours with vanilla ice cream as this is rather decadent (probably because of my need to pour all the topping) but absolutely divine and totally a fall dessert.

Apples, pumpkin, spices... oh, this is going to be a great baking season!

Easy Apple Cake
From: Bakerella


3 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
2 cups sugar
1 1/2 cups oil
3 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla
3 cups diced apples
1 cup chopped dates rolled in flour
1 cup chopped walnuts

1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup butter
1/4 cup milk


Preheat oven to 350°F.

In a medium bowl, sift together flour, baking soda and cinnamon with a wire whisk and set aside.

Combine sugar and oil using a mixer until blended. Add eggs and vanilla, mixing until combined. Add flour mixture and mix well. Stir in nuts, dates and apples. The batter will be very thick.

Pour into a greased and floured 9x13 pan and bake for 40-45 minutes or until done (I took mine out at 38 minutes).

Cool cake and using a skewer, poke holes in cake. Cook topping ingredients on stove until mixture bubbles. Pour topping over cake letting some (ha… more if you like) seep into the cake.


  1. this looks yummy - something me and my Niece can make possibly today!

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  2. Oh.My.Word. This looks SO good! There's nothing better than apple desserts...unless it's pumpkin.

  3. omg yum! this looks like the perfect autumn dessert!
    thanks for sharing!!


  4. Yum, what a great dessert! Perfect for autumn too.

  5. Easy + Cake and you have my attention. This looks amazing! I can't wait to try it. Apple is the perfect dessert fruit for October.

    xo M

  6. I'm loving all these Fall-esque desserts I'm seeing around the blog world! Have you made anything with pumpkin yet?

  7. Delicoius, I love easy desserts, even if they make me feel oh so guilty afterwards, haha.

  8. Mary this looks divine! I love it for the holidays! I want to make something like this, but I am a little scared.

  9. Ok... YUM! This looks SO GOOD! Going to have to bookmark this one for sure!

    Katie P
    Food, Wine, & Mod Podge
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  10. Thanks for posting! ~

  11. Looks super yummy! It looks as if I am going to have to bookmark this recipe! :)


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  13. Ooh! Looks so yummy, and perfect for autumn! :)

  14. Mary -- yum!!! This looks spectacularly wonderful! :) Thanks for visiting!


  15. Seriously, brown sugar butter topping? Give me a spoon and I'm there.

  16. looks so tasty.. will definately try:) have a lovely day! :)

  17. Mary, thanks for the visit. This apple looks delicious and as for the pumpkin pie...... I have a lot of pumpkins this year so will try this one out. I will be back. Diane

  18. Mary, thank you so much for your comment. I've been looking over all the goodies you have shared here - lots of wonderful recipe and photos. This apple cake looks delightful!

  19. oh geez, that looks so good! and i like the dates in there...that's a nice addition!

  20. Excellent looking cake! Bakerella is awesome isn't she? This looks so good! You're right, perfect for fall!

  21. On the hunt for apple cake recipes brought me here and i must say it looks rather good.

  22. Thanks for stopping by and saying hello! Your recipes look delicious and you have really great photos as well. Nice to "meet" you!

  23. Yes, I would go easy on the sauce myself. I like to make everything less sweet. (When I make pumpkin pie for just my husband and me, I only put 1/4 cup sugar in it!) It's the perfect time of year for apple desserts. Your photos are gorgeous!

  24. Love it! Bathe baby bathe indeed. It looks delicious and a perfect treat during the season.

  25. Apple season is upon us! This looks great! I can't wait to try it!

  26. this looks like an amazing recipe! i have always been a fan of apple pie...the fact that this is EASY apple pie is even better. i am the worst cook/baker! haha :)


  27. Bathe, baby bathe! Tis the season for apple cake for sure! XX!

  28. This cake sounds amazing! The ice cream on top looks just perfect too.

  29. Yum! I going to make this tomorrow! Thanks.!

    Recipe Rendezvous


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