Apple Cake

We went apple picking on Sunday. Kiddo had a great time. We went with her cousins, aunts uncle, and grandmother. It was a great family outing, and I hope we do it together every year. This was Kiddo’s second time apple picking, so she was a pro. 😊

So, this is my sister’s cake**. She always makes it for the family and it is delicious. Kiddo and I decided to give this recipe a try and it didn’t disappoint. The recipe is super easy, forgiving, and kid friendly – in other words: toddler-proof. The cake is also delicious. I mean, too good for how simple it is to make, but then again, maybe the simplicity is why it tastes so good. Enjoy!

Apple Cake


  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 TBS vanilla
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 2 large apples, peeled, cored and sliced
  • 2 tsp cinnamon sugar
  • several pats of butter


1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

2. Cream the butter and the sugar. You could easily make this recipe by hand, but Kiddo requested the mixer (no fear now!!).

3. Add the eggs, vanilla, flour, salt, cinnamon, and baking powder to the creamed butter and sugar. Mix well.

4. Pour the batter into a greased pan (I used a cast iron frying pan, like the original recipe did), but a regular, glass, 9x9in pan should be fine.

5. Place the apples on the top, you can be artistic about this, or just let your toddler do it haphazardly, like I did. The cake still looked great. And Kiddo really enjoyed placing the apples.

6. Sprinkle apples with the cinnamon and sugar mixture (or let your toddler dump it on).

7. Add several pats of butter and bake in preheated oven for 35 to 45 minutes. The top should be firm and golden.

8. Eat, enjoy, repeat!

**My sister got this recipe from Beth Woolsey. Check out the original recipe, posted on her blog.

9 thoughts on “Apple Cake

  1. Our cake looked a little different than your cake at the end, but it was delicious, thank you! I had trouble finding the oven temperature. But this was super easy to do with kids!

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