Apple cakes are a fall favorite for many bakers. They're usually easy to make, and they taste great with a cup of coffee! In this blog post, I'll share 15 cakes with apples that you can try out this year. Find inspiration and spice up your fall baking routine with some new apple cake recipes. By the way, check out my pumpkin cakes collection as well.
Best apples for cakes
Apple season is in full swing and with it comes a wealth of apple baking options. But which apples are best for your favorite recipes? It all depends on personal preference and the recipe you are making. The best apples for baking are Granny Smith, Honeycrisp, Gala, and Fuji.
Granny Smith and Honeycrisp are great choices for recipes that call for tart apples. Gala and Fuji apples, on the other hand, are perfect apples for cakes that benefit from the sweetness of the apples. If in doubt, follow the recommendation in the recipe.
Do you have to peel the apples for cake?
In most cases, unless the recipe you're making specifically says otherwise, you'll need to peel the fresh apples before adding them to the cake batter. Although the peel contains many vitamins, you'll want to avoid having tough pieces of peel in your cake.
Apple Cake Recipes
There's nothing better than biting into a slice of rich and moist cake and pulling out pockets full of sweet apples. Get your ovens ready because it's time to start baking!
This is a great cake for home bakers because it's easy to make and perfect for fall. The taste is fantastic with loads of applesauce, fresh apples, and cinnamon. It's moist and flavorful, but not overly sweet. The texture is dense yet light at the same time - it's perfect any day of the week!
This fall dessert is so easy to make and the salted caramel frosting takes it to the next level.
For those of you looking for a quick, easy, and delicious apple dessert recipe this fall season, you've come to the right place! This 4-ingredient dump cake is the perfect solution. It is so easy to prepare that even if you are a beginner, you can easily prepare this delicious treat in minutes!
This dessert is prepared directly in the baking pan and takes less than 10 minutes to make.
This recipe is the perfect way to enjoy this season's favorite fruit. The apples in the cake provide a tart contrast to the sugar, and it's so moist you won't be able to stop eating it.
The juicy apples and ooey-gooey caramelized brown sugar topping are the perfect way to indulge in the fall flavors we love so much!
What better way to enjoy the crisp autumn air than with a slice of delicious crumb cake? This moist, dense cake is perfect for serving at your next family dinner. The sweet and tart filling inside will make you feel like you're biting into an apple pie on Thanksgiving! A crumble topping finishes off this delicious dessert.
It's an easy recipe to make with your kids in the kitchen and it's perfect for breakfast, brunch, or dessert.
This apple coffee cake is filled with cream cheese and perfect for bakers who want to get in the spirit of the season without investing too much time. The soft cake combined with juicy apples and a creamy center will have you feeling warm, cozy, and ready for pumpkin spice lattes.
The cream cheese layer takes this treat to next level. Get your coffee ready!
One of my favorite autumn desserts is this beautiful layer cake because it uses a lot of my favorite spices to create a tasty dessert with layers upon layers of moist goodness. Plus, these caramel drips are more than gorgeous!
This cake has it all. It's festive, so it's perfect for any occasion, and it's so delicious!
I think you can imagine how amazing the taste of this beautiful bundt cake is when I tell you that there is one full cup of delicious apple cider in the cake batter. This cake is so delicious and bursting with apple flavor. It just tastes like apple cider donuts.
The moist cake combined with the cinnamon crunch topping makes this one of the best fall cakes.
If you're looking for a new recipe to try this season, consider this apple bundt cake. It's moist and flavorful, with tons of cinnamon spice. The caramel glaze is out of this world! It's perfect for the holiday season, and your friends and family will love it!
The sticky caramel glaze is the perfect fit for this moist cake full of juicy apple pieces.
There's nothing like the smell of a freshly baked apple cinnamon cake. The house fills with delicious aromas, and your stomach starts growling in anticipation. This cake is sure to be a hit at any potluck, party, or family gathering you bring it to!
The smell alone will bring you back to your childhood memories while enjoying this delicious cake with a hot cup of coffee or tea.
It’s not fall without a caramel apple, and it's even better with a layer cake. The layers are made from fluffy apple spice cake, sweet caramel frosting, and plenty of gooey caramel sauce.
If your birthday is in autumn, this will make a perfect birthday cake!
This recipe is a staple for Jewish families during the fall. It's perfect for those who enjoy baking but without having to spend too much time in the kitchen. This cake is so moist, delicious, and easy to make!
The cinnamon sugar-coated apples are the highlight of this tasty bundt!
No wonder why this cake has been loved for many generations. Flavors of pecans, cinnamon, nutmeg, brown sugar, and apples make it a flavorful cake. In case you don't know what to do with apples, make this cake!
Lots of soft and sweet apple pieces and crunchy pecans make this cake a delight!
This German dessert is called Apfelkuchen, which translates to apple cake. It's a soft cake topped with sliced apples and dusted with powdered sugar. Germans typically enjoy it as an afternoon treat with a cup of coffee.
It's a light, not too sweet cake topped with loads of delicious apple slices.
This sheet cake is incredibly easy to make and just delicious! With just a few staples and a few apples, you can make this treat in no time. It's a crowd-pleaser and perfect for satisfying those with a sweet tooth quickly and easily.
With apples and walnuts in every bite, this is the perfect snack cake!
Do you call this a loaf cake or quick bread? No matter what you call it, it certainly earned its spot on this list. It's full of apple and cinnamon flavors and super moist. Perfect for breakfast and dessert!
A combination of applesauce and fresh apples makes this bread one of the best apple desserts!