Best Moist Apple Cake


Best apple cake we've ever eaten. I've taken three recipes and combined them to create what my family now requests for birthdays! We think the cake is better once it sits for awhile. Even refrigerated and then heated back up, the flavors seem to really stand out. You can substitute pecans for the walnuts.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs
Total Time:
1 hrs 20 mins
1 cake



  • 2 cups all-purpose flour

  • ½ cup whole wheat flour

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon

  • 1 ¼ cups vegetable oil

  • 1 ½ cups white sugar

  • ½ cup brown sugar

  • 3 eggs

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

  • 4 apples, thinly sliced

  • 1 ½ cups finely chopped walnuts


  • 1 cup brown sugar

  • ½ cup butter

  • ¼ cup milk

  • ½ cup finely chopped walnuts


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  2. Whisk all-purpose flour, whole wheat flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon together in a bowl. Whisk oil, white sugar, 1/2 cup brown sugar, eggs, and vanilla together in a separate bowl. Stir flour mixture into sugar mixture; fold apples and 1 1/2 cups walnuts into batter. Pour batter into a 10x13-inch baking dish.

  3. Bake in the preheated oven until cake is set, about 1 hour. Pierce surface of cake in several places with a large fork.

  4. Stir brown sugar, butter, and milk together in a large microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on high until sugar is dissolved and mixture boils, about 2 1/2 minutes. Sprinkle 1/2 cup walnuts over hot cake and pour brown sugar mixture over the top.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

534 Calories
34g Fat
56g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 16
Calories 534
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 34g 43%
Saturated Fat 8g 38%
Cholesterol 50mg 17%
Sodium 316mg 14%
Total Carbohydrate 56g 20%
Dietary Fiber 3g 10%
Total Sugars 39g
Protein 6g
Vitamin C 2mg 9%
Calcium 63mg 5%
Iron 2mg 9%
Potassium 176mg 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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