Two-Cent Tuesday: Million Dollar Apple Cake Recipe

Today I’m sharing my go-to apple cake recipe. The cake itself looks quite ordinary (thus no picture), but it’s cRaZy-good.  Plus it’s super-easy, and the caramel glaze on top – oh my!

The longest step, besides the baking, is preparing the apples.  (A useful guide for choosing the right kind of apples for a particular task can be found here.)

This apple cake tastes gReAt served up many ways: at room temperature, cooled, warmed with ice cream on top, warmed with milk poured over it . . . you get the idea!

Give it a try, and enjoy!


Prep Time: ~30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes


3 c. flour
2 c. sugar
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
3 large eggs, beaten
1 c. vegetable oil
2 tsp. vanilla
3 c .finely chopped apples
1/2 c. apple juice
1 c. chopped walnuts
Optional: A dash of spices (e.g. cinnamon) to add depth of flavor

1 c. brown sugar
1/4  c. butter
1/3  c. whipping cream


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Grease and flour a 9 x 13-inch pan.
  3. In a large bowl combine flour, sugar, soda and salt. Make a well in the center of the mixture and set aside.
  4. In a medium bowl combine eggs, oil, apple juice and vanilla. Stir in apples and nuts. Add the egg mixture to dry ingredients, just until moistened.
  5. Spread batter into pan. Bake at 350°F for 45-50 minutes.
  6. In a small saucepan combine the brown sugar, butter and cream.
  7. Cook and stir until bubbly and all of the sugar dissolves. Cool ~5 minutes.
  8. Drizzle warm sauce over warm cake.

Serves ~12

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