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Adam's Apple Cake


"This simple, delicious apple cake recipe has been in our family for generations."
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2 h 25 m servings 407 cals
Original recipe yields 12 servings (1 9x13-inch baking pan)


  • Calories:
  • 407 kcal
  • 20%
  • Fat:
  • 15.3 g
  • 24%
  • Carbs:
  • 63.8g
  • 21%
  • Protein:
  • 4.9 g
  • 10%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 46 mg
  • 16%
  • Sodium:
  • 265 mg
  • 11%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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Nutritional Information

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Amount Per Serving
  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  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.


  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

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  1. 84 Ratings

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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 o...

Most helpful critical review

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.

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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 o...

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 fo...

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 van...

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...

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 add...

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 f...

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...

Just baked this cake late yesterday. Followed the recipe except, while I was peeling and coring the apples, I poured some pasteurized orange juice (not from concentrate if that matters) over th...

Amazing!!! I did make a few changes to make it more moist though. I added 4 TBL of sour cream and used 5 apples. **** It only needed 50 minutes of cooking time for me***