Fresh Apple Cake Recipe, with Maple Glaze. I just couldn’t wait until fall to post this amazing old fashioned fresh apple cake recipe!
A simple, made-from-scratch fresh apple cake with maple glaze recipe!
I have been getting a ton of requests for a fresh apple cake recipe. I must admit, I am far behind on this one. It took me a while to play around with a few recipes until I got an amazing outcome. I tried Paula Deen’s recipe for fresh apple cake, and I think hers was by far the best recipe online. So this recipe for fresh apple cake, was inspired by her, but I did change it up a bit!
This fresh apple cake is made from scratch. There is no cheating, but don’t be intimidated, because it’s not hard to make. You will need some fresh apples for this apple cake recipe. You can use either granny smith apples, or pink lady apples. Both work great. I also use apple sauce for this recipe. The apple sauce adds more apple flavor, and it also helps the cake stay nice and moist!
I make a nice maple glaze for this cake. It really pair well! Although I prefer the apple cake with glaze, if you’re not a fan of glaze, or want to cut some of the sugar out, you can skip the glaze.
While you’re here, check out some of my other apple recipes!
CARAMEL APPLE PULL APART BREAD
I honestly think that this is the best apple cake recipe ever… well this and my apple sauce cake recipe, but that isn’t posted yet 😉
Check out these recipes as well!
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Fresh Apple Cake with Maple Glaze
- 3 large granny smith apples/ or pink lady peeled & chopped
- 3 cups all purpose flour
- 4 medium eggs
- 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 3/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 2 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
- 1/2 cup sweetened shredded coconut
- 1 cup vegetable oil
- 1 cup applesauce
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 1/2 tbsp pure maple syrup
- 2 tbsp milk
- Preheat oven on 325 F.
- Combine the flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg in a large bowl. Stir until well combined.
- In a separate bowl combine the eggs, sugar, applesauce, vanilla, and oil. Mix.
- Slowly add the dry ingredients with the wet.
- Add in the apples, and coconut.
- Fold the ingredients.
- Grease & lightly flour a bundt or tube pan.
- Pour in the cake batter.
- Bake the cake for 1 hour 45 minutes.
- Let cool.
- Combine the ingredients for the glaze, and mix until it's lump free.
- Once the cake is nice and cool, spoon the glaze on top.
- Let the cake sit for 10 minutes.
- Serve & enjoy!
Lorraine Banath-Yasharahla says
Yes! ROSIE MAKE THE CARAMEL Apple Pull APart. That sounds good.
Thanks for coming by Lorraine! Xoxo
The fresh apple cake with Maple glaze could be made with other types of apples, right? Gravensteins? thank you?
Hi Francine! Absolutely.
Thank you! Francine
Carol Summers says
Thank You, I cant wait to try this !!
Thanks Carol, definitely give it a try!
Lorraine Banath-Yasharahla says
The Soul food Peach Cobbler is there a way thise broken pieces placed diwn first can be brown a little before pouring the other ingredients ? The dough inside cobbler always look raw to me and when you dip into it
You can bake the crust prior to adding it in… Check out my Grandmas Southern Peach Cobbler for a tutorial on how to do it .
Ok what are you waiting for, my mouth is watering. That caramel apple pull apart bread sound real good with coffee or hot chocolate.
I can’t wait to make this current recipe, fresh apple cake but I think I will make the maple glaze and put it to the side and try it that way. This cake seems like a cake that you can serve at work with coffee in the morning.
LOL! Okay, I will get to it! The glaze will be fine on the side as well 🙂
Frankie Radford says
Buttermilk glaze is also good with this cake.
I may have to try it next time 🙂
Leslie Sambula says
I will definitely make this cake. It looks delicious.
Thanks Leslie! XOXO
dawn m. geisner says
I love your recipes. Make what ever you like I will try them all.
Thanks Dawn! 🙂
I. Can’t wait to make this cake it looks delicious. Yes honey make that apple pull apart cake. This cake looks good.
Thanks for coming by Veronica! XOXO
Rosie that cake looks so delicious can’t wait to try it, do you have a video on how to make it? Please keep these scrumptious recipes coming. And by the way you are so beautiful
Hi Darlene! Nope, no video for this one & THANK YOU for the sweet compliment! XOXO
Marta Lynn Freeman-Steele says
Yes Rosie, you should DEFINITELY make it. I would love to see what it turns out like. Please keep your AWESOME and DELICIOUS recipes coming. Love and Hugs!!!❤
Looks like I have enough people interested in the recipe, so I will be uploading it 🙂
You are so awesome, this recipe looks delicious. I can’t wait to try it. You are so good at what you do!
Thanks so much Nena! XOXO
Ave M. says
Yes Rosie you definitely should make the Caramel apple pull apart bread, especially with fall right around the corner!!
It’s coming 🙂
johnnie washington says
Hi Rosie do you have a recipe for hot tamales from scratch
I do, but it’s not posted 🙂
I just made this recipe …and my daughter and I both love it!!! It was super delicious which made up for all the work- lol, I’m a newbie cook!!!
Anyways, please keep the recipes coming- xoxo!
Hi Babes! Thanks s much for trying my recipe!
I have this in the oven as I write this! Entire house smells wonderful. I did put a few chopped pecans on the top( will end u on the bottom,lol!) I love all of your recipes! Thanks for doing what you do!
Thanks for trying my recipe Michelle! XOXO
Anastasia Sturrup says
Omg! Your recipes always have my mouth watering so much. I can’t wait to try this one.
The Apple Cake looks divine. I will be baking that one. Let that Fall baking begin! Yes! Lol
More Fall baked goos are on the way 😉
I’m getting ready to make this cake. Is the baking time really 1 hour and 45 minutes?
Yes, the baking time is correct.
Thanks. I just put it in the oven – can’t wait to try it!
I made this cake yesterday for Thanksgiving dinner. Everyone loved the cake. It was flavorful and very moist. I happened to use 2 apples instead of 3 due to the fact that I cut my apples into small piece and had a lot. Thank you for a wonderful recipe Rosie! I will be making this cake every year for the holidays.
Thanks for trying my recipe Michelle!
Hello, I’m new to your site and I love it. I tried your crockpot backbones Sunday they were delicious. Do i have to use the coconut for this apple cake? My family doesn’t like coconuts.
You can omit the coconut
WILSON Julia says
OMG!!!! I made this and my family loved it. Thank you What a treat. Keep the recipes coming Rosie.
Pamela D Holmes says
Would love to see your applesauce cake recipe. I found one online that got rave reviews from my sister, but I know without a doubt that yours will be so much better.