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FRESH APPLE CAKE

Are you looking for an amazing fresh apple cake to help celebrate fall?

This Fresh Apple Cake is a copy cat recipe from The Apple Barn Restaurant in Sevierville, Tennessee. It is super moist, full of flavor and apples, and fabulous! Perfect for Fall!

Check out The Apple Barn Cookbook and be sure to visit The Apple Barn while in the Great Smokie Mountains.

This Fresh Apple Cake is a copy cat recipe from The Apple Barn Restaurant in Sevierville, Tennessee.  It is full of apples and fabulous!  #apple #fall #applecake
This Fresh Apple Cake is a copy cat recipe from The Apple Barn Restaurant in Sevierville, Tennessee.  It is full of apples and fabulous!  #apple #fall #applecake

What inspired this Cake Recipe?

How did I get this apple cake recipe?  We love visiting Gatlinburg, Tennessee during the fall.  The Smokey Mountains come alive with all the beautiful colors of Autumn. Not only are the colors amazing but the streams trickle down like soothing music all through the hills.  It is relaxing to see and hear the water flowing.  One of our favorite things is to stop along the streams and see who can skip the best rocks.  It sounds silly, but we have a lot of fun seeing how far our rocks will skim the water.  It is also fun seeing who can stand in the cold water the longest. Located directly across from The Apple Barn is a beautiful stream. It is the perfect spot to visit after a wonderful meal.  While visiting the Gatlinburg area, the Apple Barn Restaurant is a must stop. 

Apple Barn Restaurant 

The Apple Barn Restaurant is located on Apple Valley Road in Sevierville, Tennessee.  In 1976, the owners planted an apple orchard.  Then in 1981 “The Apple Barn and Cider Mill” was built.  It is a unique down-home country cooking restaurant that serves incredibly delicious food.  You start your meal with the best Apple Fritters.  They bring the fritters to the table as soon as you sit down.  The apple fritters are hot and excellent and served with perfect homemade apple butter.  Stop by and check out their apple fritter recipe here.

The fresh apple cake recipe came from The Apple Barn Cookbook.  I doubled the apples and added little more seasonings.  This apple cake is super moist and tastes terrific.  So, let’s get started.

First Step: Preheat the oven 350 degrees.

Second Step: Dry Ingredients

Sift the flour, soda, nutmeg, cinnamon, salt, in a medium-size bowl and set aside.

Third Step: Wet Ingredients

Using an electric mixer, beat the oil, sugar, eggs, and vanilla at medium speed for three to four minutes until well mixed.

Fourth Step: Flour Mixture

With the mixer still running on low speed, gradually add the flour mixture.

Fifth Step: Pecans and apples

Fold in the chopped apples and pecans.

Sixth Step: Bake the Fresh Apple Cake

Bake 325 degrees for 1 hour 20 minutes in a 10-inch bundt pan.

BROWN SUGAR TOPPIN:

  • Combine all ingredients and bring to a boil over medium heat.
  • Cook two minutes, stirring constantly.
  • Spoon over warm cake.

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HOW TO MAKE MOISTEST FRESH APPLE CAKE
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HOW TO MAKE MOISTEST FRESH APPLE CAKE

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time1 hr 20 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: apple, apple cake
Servings: 15
Calories: 324kcal
Author: Recipes for our Daily Bread

Ingredients

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour sifted
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • cups vegetable oil
  • 2 cups sugar
  • Three large eggs room temperature
  • Two teaspoons vanilla
  • cups pecans chopped
  • 4 cups apples peeled and finely chopped (original recipe called for 2 cups)
  • ½ teaspoon nutmeg
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • BROWN SUGAR TOPPING
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar packed
  • 2 teaspoons milk

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven 325 degrees.
  • Sift the flour, soda, nutmeg, cinnamon, salt and set aside.
  • Beat together the oil, sugar, eggs and vanilla.
  • With the mixer on low, gradually add flour mixture and beat until mixed.
  • Stir in the chopped apples and pecans. I used a mini food processor for the apples.
  • Bake 325 degrees for 1 hour 20 minutes.
  • BROWN SUGAR TOPPIN:
  • Combine all ingredients and bring to a boil over medium heat.
  • Cook two minutes, stirring constantly.
  • Spoon over warm cake.

Notes

The cake is fabulous plain but it is extremely delicious served with ice cream, whipped cream, or even custard. For a beautiful plating, sprinkle cinnamon and add fresh mint leaf. 
Fresh Apple Cake can be served warm or cold. 
Store cake covered for a day or two.  To keep longer, refriegerate and bring to room temperature before serving. 

Nutrition

Calories: 324kcal | Carbohydrates: 60g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 232mg | Potassium: 138mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 38g | Vitamin A: 23IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 22mg | Iron: 2mg
This Fresh Apple Cake is a copy cat recipe from The Apple Barn Restaurant in Sevierville, Tennessee.  It is full of apples and fabulous!  #apple #fall #applecake

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10 thoughts on “FRESH APPLE CAKE”

    • Barb,

      Thank you for stopping by Recipes For Our Daily Bread to see the Fresh Apple Cake. This cake is extremely flavorful and moist. I hope you enjoy it.

      Thank you also for catching my mistake. It is 325 degrees for an hour and 20 minutes if using a 10-inch bundt cake. Serves 20.

      Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
      Blessings,
      Diane Roark

      Reply
  1. This cake took me a while to make because I did not have an apple peeler on hand. I had a variety of apples to to work on from the local farmers market last week! Is this the best recipe I ever came up upon! My family loved it with some French vanilla ice cream on the side (my hubby’s idea) Thank-you for sharing Diane!

    Reply
    • April,

      Thank you for visiting my blog, Recipes For Our Daily bread, and taking the time to let me know how much you loved my apple cake recipe. I always think a variety of apples works great.

      I hope you have a wonderful week and a fabulous Thanksgiving!
      Blessings,
      Diane Roark

      Reply
    • Mandy,

      Thank you for checking out the Fresh Apple Cake on my blog, Recipes for our Daily Bread. Yes, you can omit the pecans. You can also substitute them for walnuts if you prefer. This cake is full of fall flavors. I hope you enjoy it.

      Blessings,
      Diane Roark

      Reply
    • Ree,

      Thank you for trying my apple cake. I really appreciate you taking the time to not only try it but leave me a comment letting me know. You made my day!

      Have a great Christmas season,
      Diane Roark

      Reply
  2. Oh my this sounds absolutely delicious and truly fantastic. Definitely need to try and going to use some of the apples I have here niece when I can to make this one 😉

    Reply

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