Favorite Fall Recipe: Apple Cake with Brown Sugar Glaze

When I heard the theme for this month’s Recipe Round-up was going to be favorite fall recipes, you might think I’d have a hard time deciding which recipe to share.  After all, there are so many fabulous fall recipes out there. How could a person choose?

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But I knew right away it was going to be this cake. I know it doesn’t look like much, but I urge you, don’t judge a cake by its…..well, just don’t judge. Because this apple cake is perfect.

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There’s a good chance you have all of the ingredients sitting in your kitchen. It’s not fancy, or difficult, but it’s definitely delicious. I’ve never made it for anyone without being asked for the recipe. My family can’t stay out of the kitchen when they smell this baking. And isn’t the aroma a huge part of fall baking? I think so. They have proclaimed it to be one of the best cakes I’ve ever made.

And so I hereby proclaim Apple Cake with Brown Sugar Glaze my favorite fall recipe.

Apple Cake with Brown Sugar Glaze
Prep time
Cook time
Serves: 16 servings
  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup canola oil
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 3 cups finely chopped apples
  • 1 cup pecans or walnuts, chopped (optional)
Brown Sugar Glaze
  • 1 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9×13-inch pan and set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking soda, salt and cinnamon.
  3. In a large bowl, beat the eggs until light and foamy. Add the oil and vanilla and mix well.
  4. Stir in the flour mixture with a spoon and continue stirring the batter until the flour disappears.
  5. Add the apples and nuts; mix well.
  6. Scrape the batter into prepared pan and bake for 40-45 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Set the cake on a wire rack.
  7. While the cake is still hot, prepare the glaze.
  8. Combine the brown sugar, butter, vanilla and heavy cream in a medium saucepan.
  9. Cook over medium heat, stirring often, until the mixture comes to a gentle boil. Continue cooking for 3 minutes.
  10. Spoon the hot glaze over the still warm cake.
  11. Let the glazed cake cool completely before serving straight from the pan.

I’m sharing this as part of our September’s Recipe Round-Up. Want more Fall Recipes???

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Caramel Pretzel Poppers from Reasons to Skip the Housework

Apple Ginger Coctail from One Martini at a Time

Caramelized Pear Turnovers from Kleinworth & Co.

Apple Fritters from In the Moment With

Rosh Hashanah Apple Cake from Random-osity

Apple Pumpkin Muffins from Joyful Healthy Eats

Chocolate Pecan Pie Granola from Little by Little

Crock Pot Tuscan Bean Soup from Mostly-Homemade Mom

Apple Cupcakes with Salted Caramel Frosting from Nap-Time Creations

Do you want to participate in future Recipe Round-Up’s & join in on the fun?? Email Gina at Kleinworth & Co (chichomeschoolmama{at}att{dot}net) for details.



  1. YUM- printing off now!

    Thanks so much for joining in Danelle- I always look forward to seeing what you will make.

  2. I do have all of these ingredients in my house right now! I’m sure the kids would love it. Thanks for sharing. :)

  3. This is perfectly fall and September! Looks delicious!

  4. MM!! Sounds so yummy!!

  5. No judges over here… except maybe that it looks delicious! Love this recipe Danelle. Can’t wait to try it! Pinning. :)

  6. Just made this tonight. YUM YUM!!

  7. that looks amazing!! Finally getting around to see all the other apple links :o) Pinned! Emily

  8. I LOVE this cake recipe!! It has been a big hit with my family and I keep suggesting all my friends to try it when they are looking for something to new to bake. I was thinking of making this to give out for Christmas and I was thinking, do you know what the cooking time would be if it was baked in 2 8-inch circle cake pans or 8×4 loaf pans?

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