Best Moist Apple Cake

Best Moist Apple Cake

Donna Jean

"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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1 h 20 m servings 534 cals
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Original recipe yields 16 servings


  • Calories:
  • 534 kcal
  • 27%
  • Fat:
  • 33.6 g
  • 52%
  • Carbs:
  • 56.3g
  • 18%
  • Protein:
  • 5.8 g
  • 12%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 50 mg
  • 17%
  • Sodium:
  • 316 mg
  • 13%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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Nutritional Information

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  • * 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 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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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...

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 ...

We found this to be oily and overly sweet. I made muffins and they did not rise well subsequently over browning around the edges. Needs tweaking so it goes on the probably wont make again list.

Wow! I made this today and it was very delicious. The batter was very thick and I wasn't sure if it would be good but it was awesome. I omitted the sugar topping and reduce the sugar amount to 1...

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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