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Best Moist Apple Cake

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"Best apple cake we've ever eaten. I've taken three recipes and combined them to create what my family now requests for birthdays! We think the cake is better once it sits for awhile. Even refrigerated and then heated back up, the flavors seem to really stand out. You can substitute pecans for the walnuts."

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Original recipe makes 1 cake Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    1 hr

    1 hr 20 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Whisk all-purpose flour, whole wheat flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon together in a bowl. Whisk oil, white sugar, 1/2 cup brown sugar, eggs, and vanilla together in a separate bowl. Stir flour mixture into sugar mixture; fold apples and 1 1/2 cups walnuts into batter. Pour batter into a 10x13-inch baking dish.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven until cake is set, about 1 hour. Pierce surface of cake in several places with a large fork.
  4. Stir brown sugar, butter, and milk together in a large microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on high until sugar is dissolved and mixture boils, about 2 1/2 minutes. Sprinkle 1/2 cup walnuts over hot cake and pour brown sugar mixture over the top.
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Jan 22, 2015

I made this cake and it was very moist and delicious! This is My second time making this cake. The first time I made it I thought it was good, but too sweet for my taste, so I decided to make it a second time with a few changes.I Added one cup of white sugar instead of the 1 1/2 cup, added 1/2 cup of brown sugar, one cup of oil and 1/4 cup of unsweetened apple sauce. Before I made the changes I gave it 4 Stars, now I give it 5 Stars! :-)My Family loves it so, I Will be making this cake many more times. Thanks!

Dec 10, 2014

Excellent! Thank you. I cut the white sugar by half and added a 1/2 cup of apple sauce to substitute. I also added a few table spoons of ground flax seeds. I like how you recipe has whole wheat and minimal sugar yet EXCELLENT texture, moist and delicious;)


4 Ratings

Apr 25, 2015

Very good! One thing that I did differently was cut the sugar by a third across the board. It was still plenty sweet.


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  • Calories
  • 534 kcal
  • 27%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 56.3 g
  • 18%
  • Cholesterol
  • 50 mg
  • 17%
  • Fat
  • 33.6 g
  • 52%
  • Fiber
  • 2.8 g
  • 11%
  • Protein
  • 5.8 g
  • 12%
  • Sodium
  • 316 mg
  • 13%

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

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