moist fresh apple cake recipe

Sticky Moist Fresh Apple Cake Recipe

This very moist and sticky apple cake is so delicious and easy to make using fresh apples from scratch.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 8
Calories 334kcal
Author Recipe Garden


  • 3 fresh apples
  • 1.5 cups all purpose flour
  • 1.5 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon powder
  • 3/4 cup whole milk
  • 1 stick butter softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar (make sure you don't overuse the vinegar)
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • Peel the apples and cut them in to medium sized pieces. I sliced the apples in slightly long pieces with medium thickness. Sprinkle some sugar and keep it aside.
  • In a bowl, mix together the dry ingredients - flour, baking powder, baking soda and cinnamon powder.
  • In another bowl, beat together the butter and sugar.
  • Add milk and vanilla extract to the butter and sugar mixture.
  • Add apple cider vinegar to the wet ingredients mixture (butter sugar milk mixture) and gently mix everything together.
  • Add this wet ingredients mixture slowly to the bowl of dry ingredients mixture with flour, and mix everything well to form the cake batter.
  • Finally add the apple slices to the cake batter and gently fold in the apples to the batter using a spoon. You can even out the slices in the batter by using a spoon very gently.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degree Fahrenheit.
  • Grease a cake pan (I used a square steel cake pan) with butter and pour the cake batter into it.
  • Bake for about 35 to 40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  • The cake is very moist and top may start to turn brown. If needed, you can cover the top of the cake pan using an aluminium foil once the top of the cake starts browning and then continue the baking.
  • My apple cake is done in 40 minutes and filled my home with the pleasant smell of apples and cinnamon!
  • Allow the cake to cool completely before you try to remove the cake from the pan.
  • Enjoy the delicious, moist and fresh apple cake with tea or coffee!


Calories: 334kcal | Carbohydrates: 53g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 32mg | Sodium: 181mg | Potassium: 204mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 33g | Vitamin A: 425IU | Vitamin C: 3.1mg | Calcium: 69mg | Iron: 1.2mg