Apple Harvest Cake

Apple Harvest Cake

If you love all things apple and cinnamon, this recipe is for you. Apple Harvest Cake is a recipe for cake that can be enjoyed for dessert, breakfast, or any time of day. The cake is full of chunks of apple, and a cinnamon and sugar ribbon runs throughout it, giving it just the right amount of sweetness. With a dollop of whipped cream on top, this easy fall dessert will practically melt in your mouth.


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Cooking Time50 min


  • 2 1/4 cups sugar, divided
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 4 medium tart apples, peeled and cubed
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • Whipped cream and additional cinnamon for topping (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, beat 2 cups sugar, oil, eggs, orange juice and vanilla until well blended.
  3. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt; gradually beat into sugar mixture until blended. Stir in apples.
  4. Spread half of the batter into a greased 13 x 9 inch baking dish.
  5. Combine cinnamon and remaining sugar; sprinkle over batter. Carefully spread remaining batter over the top.
  6. Bake for 40-50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack. Garnish with whipped cream and additional cinnamon if desired.

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I really need to give this a try. I've never used orange juice as an ingredient for an apple cake before and I'm curious as to what it adds to the taste. I love the idea of the cinnamon and sugar layer halfway through the cake and this sounds delicious. I like the idea of topping it with some whipped cream or vanilla ice cream, but this sounds great just plain, along with a cup of coffee or tea.


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