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Adam's Apple Cake Recipe
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Adam's Apple Cake

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"This simple, delicious apple cake recipe has been in our family for generations."

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Original recipe makes 1 9x13-inch baking pan Change Servings
  • PREP

    25 mins
  • COOK

    1 hr

    2 hrs 25 mins


  1. Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Spray a 9x13-inch baking pan with cooking spray.
  3. Combine flour, sugar, vegetable oil, eggs, salt, baking soda, vanilla extract, and cinnamon in a large bowl; mix well.
  4. Stir in the chopped apples until just combined.
  5. Pour batter into the prepared baking pan.
  6. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, about 1 hour.
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  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Mar 18, 2012

Absolutely delicious, addictive, and easy to make! Batter is thick but bakes up light with great texture. My fiancee actually found this recipe and started it- i hesitated because of the lack of reviews. I am SO glad he convinced me to make this. We have made it 3 times in 3 days adding brown sugar, raisins, and walnuts. You will not be disappointed!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Apr 13, 2012

This cake was MUCH better after freezing. When I first took it out of the oven and let it cool and cut myself a piece, it was very dry, so maybe an ingredient was left out.

May 04, 2012

This cake was delicious! I made it for my office & everyone enjoyed it. I would like to send a small donation to Adam for his recipe, so he can send it to his charity. Thank you again Adam for sharing your great grandmother’s recipe.

Mar 22, 2012

Adam, you are my new hero! What a fine young man you are. I am honored to bake your wonderful apple cake--it is VERY moist, and delicious. Cut it whil warm, and serve it with a scoop of good vanilla ice cream on top. You'll think you've gone to heaven! Best apple cake resipe I have ever tried.

May 11, 2012

All I can say is wow. It had a great taste and was very simple to make. The only precaution I would add is to make sure you have a strong mixer for this recipe. The batter is pretty thick and mine was having a bit of trouble blending the ingredients.

Mar 31, 2012

Very delicious! I just made the cake and couldn't wait to try it. My husband loved it also. My cake came out moist but dense. I actually beat the oil, sugar and eggs together first, then added all the other ingredients. I am going to try this recipe again as suggested and just mix everything all at once. I wonder if that will make the difference. Anyways, Adam, this is a wonderful cake and I will continue to make it on a regualr basis. Thanks again for a delicious recipe!

Mar 22, 2012

I just prepared this exactly as directed and it is AMAZING!!!!I dusted it with powdered sugar a few minutes out of the oven and it is great! You have to make it,you wil be glad you did. Thanks for sharing the recipe!!

Mar 23, 2012

For the apples, I used 2 granny smith and 2 macintosh, coarsely chopped. The batter was thick and sticky. At times, I wished I had a electric mixer. I baked some in a big muffin pan and the rest in a souffle dish. Baked time was 45-50 minutes. Both turned out well. The only difference was that muffins had chunks of apples on the top. Thanks for sharing, Adam. I'm going to use this recipe to make it a Thank-You gift for baby shower.


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  • Calories
  • 407 kcal
  • 20%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 63.8 g
  • 21%
  • Cholesterol
  • 46 mg
  • 16%
  • Fat
  • 15.3 g
  • 24%
  • Fiber
  • 2 g
  • 8%
  • Protein
  • 4.9 g
  • 10%
  • Sodium
  • 265 mg
  • 11%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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