Apple Harvest Cake – The Creek Line Home

I make this apple harvest cake over and over each fall. It’s a simple, scrumptious option to have fun harvest season, and it’s positively a household favourite.

Family favorite apple harvest cake recipe.


I’m unsure precisely after I first found this scrumptious apple harvest cake, however it appears like I’ve been making it because the daybreak of time at this level. It’s one I make over and over after we go apple choosing each fall, and it’s one thing everybody all the time appears to take pleasure in. It’s a smooth, dense, golden-brown cake with a wealthy apple-cider taste, and it’s an excellent all-occasion deal with to have round on cozy fall days.

One other favourite to strive subsequent: Three Ingredient Pumpkin Bread

apple harvest bundt cake under a cake dome.

Substances Wanted for the Recipe

  • Apples (I normally use Macintosh, however I’ve blended it up a bit right here and there, and it’s truthfully good with all apple sorts, even Granny-Smith)
  • Flour (I normally use entire wheat or spelt, and I feel the feel is even higher that manner in comparison with white flour)
  • Butter or a butter substitute
  • Baking soda
  • Floor cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg
  • Sugar
  • Eggs or chia seeds (Right here’s the right way to use chia seeds as an alternative of eggs in baking!)
  • Vanilla
  • Powdered icing sugar for dusting
  • Water

That is a kind of desserts that I can throw collectively at any level through the fall as a result of these are all primary substances that I’ve in the home always. Yay for that!

See additionally: Selfmade cake combine recipe to make use of rather than boxed mixes

A slice is taken out of an apple bundt cake to show interior texture.

Making the Apple Harvest Cake

So, like with all outdated recipes which have been made hundreds of instances over and over, I’ve made a number of tweaks right here and there. My methodology might sound a bit of unconventional, however after making it so many instances, The strategy outlined on the baking card beneath is the best way of constructing this cake that appears to work out the perfect each time.

Additionally strive: Selfmade Shortcut Apple Cinnamon Pancake Syrup

Detailed view of the golden brown cake.

Apple Cake Variations to Attempt

Whereas this recipe is nice by itself as a stupendous bundt cake, in case you’re a baker who loves autumn apple desserts, then I’m certain you possibly can already inform that this cake is simply begging for a bit of embellishment to make it much more festive.

Should you don’t have a tube pan or a cake pan like mine, you could possibly positively make this right into a caramel apple layer cake with two small spherical cake pans and a layer of caramel frosting in between. Add a drizzle of straightforward selfmade caramel sauce and garnish with a number of stunning dried apple slices for the proper crowning glory.

This cake recipe additionally makes the perfect yummy apple muffins to take together with you on all of your fall adventures. Including walnuts, cranberries, and a streusel topping makes them even higher, for my part, and actually brings out that great contemporary apple taste.

Right here’s the complete printable recipe!


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Apple Harvest Cake

I make this apple harvest cake over and over each fall. It is a simple, scrumptious option to have fun harvest season and it is positively a household favorite!





Key phrase:

Apple Cake


  • 3
    peeled and chopped
  • 3
    entire wheat flour
  • 1
    floor cinnamon
  • 1/2
    floor ginger
  • 1/2
  • 1
  • 2
    granulated sugar
  • 1 1/4
    melted butter
  • 3
    or chia eggs
  • 1
  • 1/4-1/3
    room temperature water


  1. Mix flour, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and baking soda in a medium bowl and put aside.

  2. Within the bowl of a stand mixer, mix the melted butter with the sugar and stir on medium velocity till well-combined. Add eggs and blend a bit extra. If utilizing chia eggs, add the water just some seconds earlier than including the eggs to the sugar and butter and blend very properly till all substances are mixed evenly. 

  3. Scale back velocity to low and slowly add within the the flour combination dry substances. As soon as the whole lot is absolutely mixed, add within the apples, then the vanilla. 

  4. The batter will likely be fairly dry. With the mixer operating on low, slowly add within the water, stopping when the batter appears a bit of extra workable. Often about 1/4 cup, however it might take as much as 1/3 cup. 

  5. Fold the batter in to a greased bundt pan and bake at 350 levels for about 1 hour and quarter-hour, or till a toothpick inserted comes out clear and the cake is golden brown. You too can use two loaf pans and bake for about an hour. 

  6. When the cake is absolutely baked, cool it on a wire rack, then sprinkle it with powdered confectioners sugar and revel in!


Top view of the apple harvest cake.

This cake freezes very well, so positively be happy to make a double batch when you have a whole lot of apples to make use of up proper now!


Courtenay Hartford is the writer of creeklinehouse.com, a weblog based mostly on her adventures renovating a 120-year-old farmhouse in rural Ontario, Canada. On her weblog, Courtenay shares inside design ideas based mostly on her personal farmhouse and her work as founder and stylist of the inside images agency Artwork & Areas. She additionally writes about her farmhouse backyard, plant-based recipes, household journey, and homekeeping finest practices. Courtenay is the writer of the guide The Cleansing Ninja and has been featured in quite a few magazines together with Nation Sampler Farmhouse Fashion, Higher Houses and Gardens, Dad and mom Journal, Actual Easy, and Our Houses.

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