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fresh apple cake with vanilla cream sauce being poured over it from a pitcher

Fresh Apple Cake

A unique cake for your next gathering or special night in, make a fresh apple cake complete with a vanilla cream sauce that's sure to impress without a lot of work. 
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 10 people
Calories 704kcal
Author Rachel Ballard


For the cake

  • 4 cups apples of your choice peeled and sliced into 1/2" cubes
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 cup chopped pecans optional

For the vanilla cream sauce

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla


To make the cake

  • Preheat the oven to 350. Spray a 9x13 baking pan with cooking spray and set aside. 
  • In a large bowl, stir together the diced apples and sugar. Add in the flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt and stir well. 
  • In a small bowl mix the eggs, oil and vanilla and add to the apples. Stir to combine. Batter will be thick. 
  • Stir in pecans if you are using them. 
  • Transfer to the 9x13 pan and bake until a toothpick comes out clean--about 50 minutes. While the cake bakes, make the sauce. 

For the vanilla cream sauce

  • Place the sugar, butter, cream and vanilla in a small sauce pan over medium-high heat. Bring to a boil and simmer 3 minutes, stirring often. Pour over warm cake when it comes out of the oven. 
  • Serve the cake warm or at room temperature. 


Calories: 704kcal | Carbohydrates: 88g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 38g | Saturated Fat: 22g | Cholesterol: 73mg | Sodium: 496mg | Potassium: 146mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 65g | Vitamin A: 540IU | Vitamin C: 2.4mg | Calcium: 34mg | Iron: 1.7mg