Cakes · Cinnamon · Fruit

Red Apple Cake

I have to admit something, I have serious issues with baked fruit :/ I just don’t understand it, fruits are meant to be eaten raw, cold and fresh. At least that’s what my mind tells me, this is very strange coming from someone from Holland where Apple Pie is pretty much the national dessert! πŸ™‚

I’ve always thought that this concept of baking with fruit would never change. I’m not sure it has entirely but this cake has certainly opened the door to a whole new world for me πŸ™‚

I think I’ve made this recipe more times than I care to admit, once even making it 2 or 3 times in a week! πŸ™‚

The cake itself is delicious! Soft and warm with a deep flavour of cinnamon which is what I feel is apple’s best friend πŸ˜‰

The recipe is one of my all time favourites because its a super easy, one bowl recipe that can be made within minutes AND it produces a cake good enough to be eaten warm! No hours long cooling time is a major plus in my household πŸ™‚

Keep in mind that the batter is very stiff. This is normal because most of the moisture comes from the apples themselves so just make surw to use a wooden spoon and don’t over mix πŸ™‚

Enjoy! πŸ™‚

Red Apple Cake


  • 2 cups chopped, peeled and cored apples
  • 3/4 – 1 cup (150gms) sugar (depending how sweet you like)
  • 1/4 cup oil
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup (125gms) flour
  • Optional: 1/2 cup walnuts


  1. Mix apples with 1/2 cup sugar in a bowl and rest 15 minutes.
  2. Grease and flour an 8 x 8 inch square cake tin.
  3. Whisk flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt.
  4. In a bowl, whisk egg, remaining sugar and vanilla for about a minute until slightly creamy and pale. Add in oil.
  5. Fold in apple sugar mixture. Stir in flour mix using a wooden spoon. Batter will be thick. Fold in walnuts.
  6. Spread batter into tin and bake in a preheated 180 C oven for 30 minutes or until cooked through.

No frosting is needed but u can dust with powdered sugar.

Adapted fromΒ Maya Made.

21 thoughts on “Red Apple Cake

    1. Hi Annika πŸ™‚ I’m not really sure where apple cakes originated but in The Netherlands we’re more cultural with a thick and spiced apple pie πŸ™‚ I guess apple cakes are a toned down version of pies πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜‰ I hope you try this recipe, it’s super delicious! πŸ™‚ thanks for your sweet comment xx

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    1. Hi Bernadine πŸ™‚ thank you so much for your sweet comment and follow πŸ™‚ I guess we’re lucky in the sense of having unwanted fruit to play around with πŸ˜‰ your blog is great, I’ve followed you back too πŸ™‚ God bless xx


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