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.

★★★★★ 1 vote
15 Min
40 Min


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
egg white
cooking spray for pan


1Preheat the oven to 350
2Combine the apples and sugar in a bowl; let stand 10 full minutes.
3Combine flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon and salt on a large bowl; stir well. Make a well in center of mixture.
4Combine the oil, vanilla and egg white - beat until slightly frothy. Add to the flour mixture and mix well.
5This will be VERY dry. (There will be some moisture from the apple mixture)
6Add 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).
7Spoon mixture into an 8-inch square baking dish, sprayed with cooking spray. Bake at 350 for 40 minutes or until slightly browned at edges.
8Cool completely in pan on a wire rack.

About this Recipe

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