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Apple cake made with fresh apples and the cream cheese frosting is really good! This fresh apple cake recipe is wonderful for autumn and fall or just anytime you want a good cake. It goes great with coffee or milk for dessert or a snack.

4 cups apples, grated
2 eggs
2 cups sugar
1/2 cup cooking oil or 8 tablespoons butter, softened
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 tsp. baking soda
2 tsp. ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
Pinch salt
2 tsp. vanilla

1 cup nuts (optional)

In a large bowl cream butter, sugar and eggs.  Whisk together the flour, baking soda, ground cinnamon, salt, and ground nutmeg.  Add to the creamed mixture along with vanilla and grated apples.  Mix all with the mixer. Fold in nuts.   Bake in a 9 x 13 inch pan sprayed with cooking spray at 350 degrees for 45 minutes. Cool.

(Note: I have used every kind of apple you can buy in this cake. I just peel and grate the apples on one of those tin hand graters)
 Cream cheese frosting:
1 (8 oz.) pkg. cream cheese, softened
1 stick margarine, softened
1 box powdered sugar (16 oz)
1 tsp. vanilla
Whip all frosting ingredients together with mixer until smooth and of spreading consistency.
This recipe is also wonderful with caramel frosting like the one on my jam cake recipe on this blog.
I used to take this cake to work when we had special dinners and everyone loved it. I never brought any back home!
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    my cake didn’t rise very much, is that normal?

    • The Southern Lady says:

      It doesn’t rise as much as some cakes but as you can see in the photo with the 9 x 13 casserole dish, it is almost to the top of the dish.

  2. I made this cake this weekend to take to a get-together with my husband’s family in Somerset, KY. It was loved by all!! Thanks, Judy for making me look good with all the in-laws 🙂

  3. Judy, I can’t imagine someone finding a negative, nasty comment to make regarding your uplifting, delicious website. You’ve heard the old expression about pitying someone more than censuring them. Maybe those people who find fault are so sick and unhappy that they fit that adage. I know you deserve nothing but kindness. Thanks,
    Jane Dow

  4. Judi Hopkins says:

    Oh my goodness!!! My mother used to make a Fresh Apple Cake and this looks like it could be the recipe! I have wanted it for years!!! Thank you!!!o

  5. Love apple cakes! With cream cheese frosting, how can I say no? So yummy!

    • When I bake a cake like this or a spice cake, I’ve eliminated the frosting and pour a jar of baby food fruit pudding over the top – yum. Wish I could go out and pick my own NY state apples right now, my mouth is watering .

  6. How many apples did you use to get 4 cups? Thanks you

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