As we head into autumn one of my favorite recipes to make is my Aunt Cathleen’s  Autumn Apple Cake. My aunt shared this recipe years ago with my mom and it has been a family favorite ever since! It is delicious anytime of the year but especially good in the fall when the apples are cake

I hope you enjoy this cake as much as we do! It is best to make this recipe in the late afternoon just before you plan serving dinner. There is nothing better than warm apple cake with some vanilla ice cream. My aunt has since passed away but every time I make this apple cake it brings back wonderful memories of her.

Autumn Apple Cake


2  ½ cups flour
½cup wheat germ
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp cinnamon
1 ½ tsp salt
2 cups brown sugar
¼ cup vegetable oil
2 eggs beaten
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup walnuts, chopped
4 cups coarsely chopped unpeeled applesapple cake, cooking, apple cake, prudent living


Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl combine the flour, wheat germ, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, salt and brown sugar.flour, apple cake, pecans, applecake

Stir to combine. Add remaining ingredients and mix well. It is often easier to use your hands to mix everything together as the mixture is quite stiff. Lightly grease a tube pan. Scrap mixture into the tube pan and bake at 350 for 1 1/2 hours.apples, apple cake, applecake, prudent living Let cool for a few minutes before inverting onto a plate or cake stand.Apple cake, apples, baking

There is nothing that reminds me of autumn than this delicious apple cake. It is good with fresh apples that you have just picked or apples that you want to use up from your refrigerator. Do you have a favorite recipe that has been passed down in your family? Any favorite apple recipes?

Bon Appetit!

9 comments on “Autumn Apple Cake

Christine on September 18, 2017 12:24 pm

That looks really really good. I am going to try this!

Nancy Wolff on September 18, 2017 8:08 pm

It’s a good one! Especially warm from the oven…

Helen at the Lazy Gastronome on September 22, 2017 11:37 am

Pinned this delicious looking beauty!! Thanks for sharing at the What’s for Dinner link up!

Nancy Wolff on September 22, 2017 12:08 pm

Thanks for hosting your party each week!

Shirley Wood on September 24, 2017 1:21 pm

There is not a doubt in my mind how delicious this cake is. I wouldn’t indeed eat some warm from the oven. Pinning so I can make it. Thanks for sharing with us at Merry Monday.

Nancy Wolff on September 24, 2017 9:15 pm

Warm from the oven with just a little ice cream…:)

Miz Helen on September 25, 2017 6:57 pm

We love a fresh apple cake and your recipe looks delicious! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday. Hope you have a great week and come back to see us real soon!
Miz Helen

April J Harris on September 26, 2017 2:22 pm

I love family recipes like this, Nancy. Your apple cake looks absolutely delicious. I’ve featured it at the Hearth and Soul Link Party this week. Thank you so much for sharing it with us!

Nancy Wolff on September 27, 2017 12:18 am

This Autumn Apple Cake has been a family favorite for many years!

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