Foolproof Apple Cake

cassie thornburg


I love cooking seasonally, and when October rolls around I find myself wanting to bake this recipe. It is TRULY foolproof! I recently decided to try another "apple cake" recipe and was very disappointed - there weren't enough apples - the cake was dry and bland. But this one never fails and I want to share it with you - I hope you decide to try it.


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15 Min
40 Min


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  • 2 c
    apples, peeled, cored, and chopped (i like gala apples)
  • 3/4 c
  • 1 1/2 c
    all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1 tsp
    cinnamon, ground
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1/4 c
    vegetable oil
  • 1/2 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 1
    egg white
  • ·
    cooking spray for pan

How to Make Foolproof Apple Cake


  1. Preheat the oven to 350
  2. Combine the apples and sugar in a bowl; let stand 10 full minutes.
  3. Combine flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon and salt on a large bowl; stir well. Make a well in center of mixture.
  4. Combine the oil, vanilla and egg white - beat until slightly frothy. Add to the flour mixture and mix well.
  5. This will be VERY dry. (There will be some moisture from the apple mixture)
  6. Add the apples and any juice that has collected at the bottom of the bowl. (it's ok to add a tsp or so of water to the mixture if it doesn't come together).
  7. Spoon mixture into an 8-inch square baking dish, sprayed with cooking spray. Bake at 350 for 40 minutes or until slightly browned at edges.
  8. Cool completely in pan on a wire rack.

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About Foolproof Apple Cake

Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids, Healthy
Hashtags: #comfort, #baking, #Fall, #cozy

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