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Real Food – Easy Apple Cake Recipe

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A recent drive through the Okanagan, past apple orchard after apple orchard, found me the owner of 200 lbs (YES 200 LBS!) of just picked apples. OK, so I’m not known for my self control, but at less than 40 cents a LB, I couldn’t resist. I’ve also been told that most of the apples sold in the grocery store are from last year’s crop, so I figured I could store them in my basement. My kids LOVE apples and I’m fond of apple desserts. I have a feeling, we’re going to get our fill this fall.

Easy Apple Cake Recipe

Preheat oven to 350 deg F.
Makes about 6 servings.


3-4 medium apples peeled and chopped
1/4 cup of sugar
2 tsp cinnamon

Peel and chop the apples put in a medium sized bowl.

For all of you ‘concerned moms‘ who don’t like me letting my young child use a sharp knife (TOUGH! She’s still doing it).

Add 1/4 cup of sugar and 2 tsp of cinnamon and mix. When all of the apples are evenly coated with the sugar and cinnamon, put them in a greased 8 x 8 baking pan.


1/2 c sugar
3 tbsp butter
1 egg
1/2 tsp vanilla
1 cup flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt

Mix the ingredients above in medium sized bowl. You should end up with fist sized ball of dough.


It won’t be like cake batter, it’s more like a biscuit dough. I like to roll mine out and then I do my best to spread it evenly over the apples. It doesn’t work very well, but don’t worry it all works out during the baking process.

Bake 35 – 40 minutes.


It’s great served with ice cream, but I didn’t have any.

I’d love to know your favourite apple recipes.

MK xo

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14 comments… add one

  • Tanya Reeb Holm October 20, 2010, 2:50 pm

    I have a really good apple crisp recipe that my kids love! If you have more apples than you can use, I’d be happy to buy some off of you. Fresh picked BC apples are the best!

  • Home Improvements October 20, 2010, 4:12 pm

    I don’t know how to cook but I’ll try this one..Well, I’ll just tell you the result the next time I drop by here…wew! good luck to me! :D

  • Justine Adams October 20, 2010, 5:25 pm

    Does it freeze okay? I would love to make a batch and freeze it in portions for those cold winter days.

  • Safire October 20, 2010, 6:43 pm

    That looks really good! I’ve got a great apple omlette thing that is good. Now I know another reason to wish for a basement….

  • Steven October 21, 2010, 5:40 am

    This recipe looks delicious! I think I will give it a try, do you think vanilla ice-cream is fine or would chocolate ice-cream better?

  • Angella October 21, 2010, 8:12 am

    Mmmmm. I may need to make this for Christmas dinner.

  • Flo October 21, 2010, 10:05 am

    That looks really delicious, it’s making me hungry! ^^

  • Mommyknows Application October 22, 2010, 12:37 pm

    @Justine — I imagine that it would. It might be a little mushier though …

  • Mommyknows Application October 22, 2010, 12:37 pm

    @Tanya — I might have a few too many Red Delicious …

  • Tanya Reeb Holm October 22, 2010, 1:11 pm

    Oohhh… I’d love to buy some from ya!

  • Clotilde M. October 24, 2010, 5:37 pm

    Cooking with mom is always fun! I love apple things, and your photos made the recipe seem very, very yummy!

  • Susan Billie Taylor November 7, 2010, 10:40 am

    This recipe looks delicious. The photos made my mouth water.

  • spray foam insulation February 25, 2011, 5:56 pm

    It’s great when you can get your kids involved in kitchen endeavors and other creative processes. It’s fun for the kids (and mommy :-)) and I really think they learn so much from it too. This recipe is great if you happen to have trees with an excess of apples as well.

  • Annette Berlin March 3, 2011, 11:08 pm

    My mother-in-law used to make a cake very similiar to this. Though, she used vanilla sugar instead of adding vanilla AND sugar. She said it made the flavor a bit more subtle.

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