The best easy apple cake is made with fresh chopped apples, whole wheat flour, eggs, and a few other simple ingredients you already have on hand!
This recipe is another one of those that has been hiding in my archives since 2010. You guys, I’ve been lucky enough to be creating, writing, and sharing recipes with you for almost SEVEN years. Just saying that makes me shake my head. It’s crazy how quickly time goes, isn’t it?! In 2010, I only had 2 kiddos, lived in our college town (and loved it), and Thomas was fresh out of his master’s program searching for a job. That feels like a lifetime ago. I’m so grateful I started putting in the time then to have the business that I do now. It’s been such a huge blessing to my family and I attribute finding some of my very best friends to blogging. What a ride it has been. Thank you for being part of it.
All that aside, it was high time to spruce up this apple cake recipe for you. This is one of those recipes that I make over and over again, and I wanted to share it with you again in hopes that you will love it as much as I have over the years. This is a very simple cake. It’s a little rustic, it’s easy to put together, and it uses a whole bunch of fresh apples which is great this time of year. If you can make quick bread (like zucchini bread or banana bread), then you can make this cake. I’d probably categorize this particular dessert as a snack cake. It doesn’t need any frosting and it’s casual enough to eat after school or to whip up for a quick dessert after a veggie-filled dinner (like our favorite tortellini soup or farmhouse egg bake). It is delicious enough to make for company, though, even if it isn’t much to look at.
Apple cake is a moist thick cake with little gems of chunky apple hiding in it. I like to serve it hot with a little vanilla ice cream or at room-temperature right out of the pan. I have even let my kids eat it for breakfast as a side to eggs; it’s not so different from coffee cake, is it? No matter when, where, or how you eat it, you are going to love this recipe.