Best Apple Cake Recipe

apple cake on a white plate surrounded by pecans

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Moist and buttery cake filled with chunks of sweet apple and topped with a wonderfully delicious vanilla and brown sugar glaze.


For the Cake:

For the Frosting:


  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF. 
  2. Grease a 9 x 13 baking dish.  Set aside
  3. Combine oil, sugar, and eggs. 
  4. Stir in flour and baking soda. 
  5. Add vanilla, pecans, and apples and stir well.
  6. Spread batter in prepared pan.
  7. Bake for 45-50 minutes or until center of cake is set.  Cool for 2 hours. 
  8. To prepare frosting, add all ingredients to a medium saucepan.
  9. Over medium heat, bring to a boil for 2 minutes, stirring continuously. 
  10. Set pan in bowl filled with ice water until it thickens.
  11. Beat or mix icing until you are able to spread it.
  12. Spread it over cake and serve.