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Best Nutty Apple Cake

The Best Old Fashioned Fresh Apple Cake

The Best Old Fashioned Fresh Apple Cake recipe is so easy, moist, full of fresh apples, nuts, raisins, cinnamon and is the best recipe ever!

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword apple, apple cake, cake, easy apple dessert, easy recipe


  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon, ground
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg, ground
  • 1 cup butter, room temperature 2 sticks
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 apples, peeled, cored and diced about 3 cups
  • 2/3 cup pecans or walnuts, chopped
  • 1/4 cup raisins
  • ice cream, any flavor optional, for serving
  • caramel sauce, homemade or store bought optional, for serving


  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.

  2. Prepare a springform pan with butter or cooking spray and place on a rimmed baking sheet. Set aside.

  3. In a medium sized mixing bowl combine flour, cinnamon, baking soda, salt and nutmeg. Set aside.

    Best Nutty Apple Cake
  4. In another bowl, place your butter and sugar.

    Best Nutty Apple Cake
  5. In another bowl, using a handheld mixer, on medium speed, beat butter and sugar together until smooth, about 5 minutes.

    Best Nutty Apple Cake
  6. Add eggs and vanilla.

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  7. Scrape sides of bowl with a spatula.

  8. Add in flour mixture and blend on low speed until combined.

    Best Nutty Apple Cake
  9. Fold in apples, raisins and nuts. Pour batter into your prepared pan.

    Best Nutty Apple Cake
  10. Bake for 45 to 55 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

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  11. Allow cake to cool completely.

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  12. Use a knife to loosen cake from the outside of your springform pan.

  13. Serve cake warmed and sliced with a scoop of ice cream and some caramel sauce. !

    Best Nutty Apple Cake
  14. This cake can easily be reheated at 325 degrees for 7-9 minutes or in your microwave. Enjoy