Apple loaf cake

October 11, 2023
Apple loaf cake

What a beautiful and incredibly delicious cake this turned out to be! An apple cake with both apples through the batter and slices on top for decoration. A new favorite among my apple and cake recipes.

Apple loaf cake recipe

This apple cake recipe is just like a regular vanilla cake, but you add apples to it. This not only gives the cake a delicious flavor, but also makes it nice and moist. The apple slices on top are for decoration, but they make the cake even more pleasing to the eye.

For best results, place the apple slices on top of the cake and gently press them into the batter. And don’t you just love it?

Apple loaf cake 2a

Old fashioned apple cake

Whether you can officially call this an old-fashioned apple pie, I dare not say. But just like my grandmother’s apple pie, you may remember this cake, in a slightly different form or not, from back in the day. Old-fashioned or not, it still tastes great!

Baking an apple loaf cake

You don’t need much for this apple cake recipe. You can start with the standard cake ingredients and some apples. I prefer to use Jonagold or Goudreinet apples for baking. They have a great flavor and texture for baking. Of course you can use other apples, but the result may be slightly different.

apples for apple cake

slice of apple cake recipe

More baking recipes with apples

In the fall and winter, I always have plenty of apples around the house to bake with. An apple cinnamon cake remains a favorite, but there are other delicious apple recipes. As you will see, I like to combine apples with cinnamon in my recipes, a perfect flavor combination.

These are some of my favorite apple baking recipes:

Apple loaf cake baking tips

Apple pieces and flour

I mix the apple pieces that go through the cake with a little flour before they go through the batter. This keeps them from sinking to the bottom too quickly.

Which loaf pan?

You can make this apple cake in a standard loaf pan. I personally like to use this rectangular pan. Of course, you can make it in any other shape. The baking time may vary slightly.

Storing apple cake

You can keep the apple cake outside the refrigerator for about a week if wrapped properly. You can also freeze the cake and it will keep for 3 months.

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Apple loaf cake recipe

A delicious apple loaf cake with apple pieces in the batter and apple slices on top for decoration. A beautiful and incredibly tasty cake.
Servings: 12 servings


  • 200 grams unsalted butter
  • 200 grams fine granulated sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 4 eggs
  • 200 grams self-rising flour
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1.5 apples Jonagold or Goudreinet



  • Cream together butter and sugar. Add vanilla extract and eggs one at a time, beating until smooth.
  • Add the self-rising flour and salt and mix until the dry ingredients are incorporated.
  • Peel one apple, remove the core and cut into cubes. Mix in a bowl with a little flour. The flour will prevent the pieces from sinking to the bottom during baking.
  • Using a spatula, mix the apple pieces into the batter. Pour the batter into a greased and floured baking pan.
  • Slice half of the apple and place them on top of the cake, pressing them lightly into the batter.
  • Bake the cake at 175 ℃/345 ℉ (conventional) for about 65-70 minutes until done and golden brown.
  • After baking, insert a skewer into the center of the cake and if it comes out clean, the cake is done. Allow to cool briefly in the pan before transferring to a wire rack to continue cooling.

If you like, you can omit the half apple for the top. Your cake will be ready in about 60 minutes.
How to store

You can keep the apple cake outside the refrigerator for about a week if wrapped properly. You can also freeze the cake and it will keep for 3 months.

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