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Fresh Apple Cake

Fresh Apple Cake with Maple Glaze

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!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 45 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 5 minutes
Servings 12
Author I Heart Recipes


  • 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
  • Icing
  • 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!