One Bowl Apple Cake

sliced apple cake on a plate with a dollop of slightly sweetened whipped cream

馃崅 Fall is here which means… APPLE CAKES! This Pumpkin Spiced Apple Cake Recipe is my favorite way to welcome the harvest season. You’ll love the chunky apples perfectly dispersed in the cake. Not to sweet, but perfectly moist and delicious. TRUST! Apple Cakes are my favorite fall dessert, and my new found love for Pumpkin Spiced ..well everything lead me to this amazing cake recipe. This easy cake recipe comes together in one bowl, apples are cut and mixed into the cake batter with the skins ON. Yep you heard that right. Easy Spiced Apple Cake means no apple peeling, and one ULTIMATE fall spice used to make the dessert easy and super flavorful. Watch the full video for the method, and see below for the full list cake ingredients. Enjoy!~


3 eggs

8oz (1 stick) butter, browned, set aside to cool completely

2 cups all purpose flour

1/2 cup light brown sugar, packed

1 teaspoon pumpkin spice (or 1/2 teaspoon each of cinnamon and nutmeg)

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1 cup buttermilk, or milk of choice

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

2 apples rinsed and sliced into

1/4 inch thick chunks

1/4 cup demerara (or brown) sugar

2-3 tablespoons white sesame seeds, for garnish (optional but highly recommended)


Preheat oven to 350 degree F.

Butter and line a 9 inch spring form cake pan or regular cake baking pan and set aside.

In a large bowl, mix flour, brown sugar, pumpkin spice, salt, and baking soda and powder. Set aside.

Wash and dice apples into 1/2 inch pieces. Make sure to have the apples roughly the same size but don’t get too hung up on uniformity. Add the chopped apples to the flour mixture, coating the apples on all sides. Set aside.

In a medium bowl, combine the wet ingredients. Whisk browned butter, eggs, buttermilk and vanilla.

Pour wet ingredients into the flour mixture, with a spatula, fold in the ingredients until the batter forms and there are no pockets of dry ingredients.

In a buttered pan lined with parchment paper, pour batter and smooth the top ensuring the batter is even. Sprinkle with demerara sugar and white sesame seeds and bake cake for 40-45 minutes or until an inserted cake tester comes out clean.

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