Keep Calm...And Eat Apple Cake

Good apple pies
are a considerable part 
of our domestic happiness.
- Jane Austen -

This isn't an apple pie, my friends,
but it's an apple cake and I must say it's just as good as pie.

Apples. . .
a wonderful fruit to enjoy during the autumn season.

Here is the recipe, lovelies.

For the cake
1 c vegetable oil
2 c sugar
3 eggs
3 c flour
1 tsp baking soda
2 tsp vanilla
1 c chopped pecans
3 c peeled and chopped apples

For the frosting
1/2 c butter
1 c brown sugar, packed
1/4 c evaporated milk
1/2 tsp vanilla

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. 
Grease a 9 x 13-inch pan. 
Combine oil, sugar, and eggs. 
Stir in flour and baking soda. 
Add vanilla, pecans, and apples. 

Spread in prepared pan 
and bake for 45-50 minutes. 

Cool for 2 hours before adding the frosting.

For the frosting. . .
Boil all ingredients in a small saucepan for 2 minutes. 
Set the pan in a bowl filled with ice water. 
Beat the icing until it's of spreading consistency. 
Spread over the top of the cake
and enjoy some sweet apple goodness.

This recipe called for pecans,
but I did not add them when I made it
{simply because I didn't have any on hand}.
It was good without the nuts so if you're not a nut fan
you can leave them out and the cake is still extra delicious.

Have a beautiful and blessed autumn day,
sweet friends!
{{{ hugs }}}


Manu said...

This quote is so true!!
Your apple cake looks delicious!
Have anice dya

Joan said...

I love also the cake and what a lovely cup( Is not a cup but its very nice)

Net - "It's a Wonderful Movie" said...

These are such beautiful images of your apple cake! Looks delicious! I love apples in Autumn, too! And, the china you have featured in the photos, are so lovely with the whole setting.

Also, loved the Jane Austen quote! Thank you for sharing!!! :)

God's Blessings, Net


Teri said...

Dear Sweet Stephanie ... oh my, this looks absolutely delicious. It is perfect for the fall season. Thank you for sharing. Sweetest blessings for your fall day. ♥ Hugs

Miss Val's Creations said...

Yum! I have apples from the farmer's market that I was going to make a crisp with but this is sounding really tempting!

quakerhillfarm said...

It sounds and looks delicious! I can almost taste the frosting! Thanks, Dear Stephanie, I am pinning. planning to get apples this week.

handmade by amalia said...

Thanks for sharing the cake recipe, Stephanie. Apple is my favorite. OK, OK, one of them :-)

Roosterhead Designs said...

Thank you Stephanie, for sharing this recipe and the beautiful photos! I love apple and hope to give it a try : ) (I may have to leave off the frosting, but will add the pecans & think it will be delicious!)
hugs & blessings to you, Karen O

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Dear Stephanie, Oh I say yes to that quote!! This recipe looks so good and the perfect fall treat with apples. Thanks for sharing this recipe. Your photos have me hungry!!
Blessings for a wonderful rest of the week. Hugs and Joys!!! xoxo

Sarah said...

This looks delicious! Thank you for sharing this lovely recipe!

Daniela said...

Darling Stephanie,
yor cake looks so deliciuos and your recipe is so very tempting, thank you for sharing it with us, wonderful friend of mine !

Hope your week is off to a good start,
I'm sending hugs and ever much love to you

Xx Dany

Linda Walker said...

This cake looks scrumptious! I bet that frosting is delicious! You know me-- I'll have to give it a try! thanks for posting!

magnoliasntea said...

Oh me word, that cake looks every bit as good as pie. Beautiful, too.
Have a lovely Wednesday!

Anonymous said...

This is one of my most favorite desserts :-o) mari

Anonymous said...

Looks great! Thanks for the recipe.♥

janice15 said...

I love apples so apple anything for me sounds good.. Your caake looks lovely Stephanie... Thanks for sharing Happy Fall with love Janice

Tamago said...

Love the quote by Jane Austen. I totally agree! Your apple cake looks so delicious, Stephanie! And the china set is beautiful. You make such an inviting table :-)

Have a wonderful day xoxo

Esther Asbury said...

Mmmm...apple cake is so yummy! I especially like it on a chilly fall day after eating a soup and sandwich supper! Yours looks delicious!

mamasmercantile said...

What a wonderful apple cake, it looks delightful perfect for the season. Thank you for sharing. Take care.

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Stephanie,
Your photos look so yummy and elegant, being presented on your lovely rose china.
BUT I was shocked to learn that this pie asks for THREE CUPS of sugar... Being a Diabetes type 2 patient, that is an absolute NO-NO.
I would however use part of that HUGE amount of sugar in the low glycemic index Coconut Palm Sugar.
Never will understand why in the world American recipes use such quantity of sugar, versus the French, Italian, German or Dutch recipes I'm used to...
Sending you hugs and blessings,

PS On my Pinterest I have also placed a worthwhile video about: Sugar: The Bitter Truth! https://www.pinterest.com/mariettesbackto/diabetes-sugar-addiction-healthy-blood-sugar-level/

Karen@Southern Gal Meets Midwest said...

Looks very yummy! I am gonna try it :)

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Ms Austen knew what she was talking about and apple pie is the number one favourite at our house. Now to use apples in a cake with a boiled frosting sounds, and looks absolutely decadent. Thanks for sharing your recipe.

Christine said...

I love apples so this will be a tasty cake and that frosting is literally the icing on the cake for me!
Have a wonderful day and thanks for sharing!

Lowcarb team member said...

Apples, just go so well with Autumn ... my dear mum used to make a wonderful apple cake.
Your recipe suggestion looks great.

A lovely Autumnal post

All the best Jan

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love anything made with apples but can't eat sugar, so I'll just sneak some of the apple slices off the cutting board! heehee! Hugs!

Anonymous said...

My dear friend, this looks simply scrumptious! I actually don't like apple pie, but apple cake...now that's a different story! Ha!! I have a couple apple recipes that I am hoping to make this autumn season. Along with anything pumpkin, I think apples are one of the things that truly speak "autumn goodness". {{smiles}}

Thank you for sharing this lovely recipe today...enjoy these last days of September!!

By the way, your dishes and china in this post are simply stunning! Just beautiful!

With love and hugs,

Pam Richardson said...

Stephanie, the Apple cake looks delicious...saving this recipe sweet friend! Blessings, Pam @ Everyday Living

Michele M./ Finch Rest said...

Oh my - well, we're having the perfect weather to bake this yumminess - thank you for the inspiration and the gorgeous pics.

Your china is perfect for you - so lovely, feminine and pretty.




I mailed out my teacup today :) She should get it on Saturday.

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

Mmmmm would I ever love a slice of your cake for dessert tonight! Your photos are so beautiful and I love the gorgeous China pieces. Love and hugs, sweet friend!

Lea @ CiCis Corner said...

YUmmy! this will be on my "to make" list for sure and in the not so distant future. Thanks for sharing!

Billie Jo said...

Every single recipe I try from you is divine!!!!
Thank you for this, my lovely friend. : )

Sandy said...

Stephanie this looks better than apple pie - I can almost taste it from the picture! Thanks Sugar!!!
sandy xx

Lorrie said...

Wonderful quote and delicious looking cake!

Annesphamily said...

Hi Stephanie, this time of year, anything apple is delicious. Thanks for sharing this great recipe. Have a great week and weekend too. Joyful Hugs, Anne

sarah said...

The cake looks so pretty, I can imagine how delicious it would be. Have a beautiful day.

Cheryl said...

Oh, my! I can just imagine the goodness with a cup of coffee! Thank you for sharing!! :) Sending you much love and many blessings, sweet friend!

Margie said...

Your cake is the apple of my eye. YUM!

Natalie said...

Oh how yummy this looks!! My tree was VERY fruitful this year, I think I will try this recipe, I'm sure it was delicious!

Kelly-Anne ♥ The Diary of a Country Girl said...

Oh my friend...this looks perfectly divine! I am a big fan of apple pie...apple cake...apple muffins...hmmm...you just cannot go wrong with a few apples in some sweet baked treat! {{Smiles}}. Your presentation is always so lovely, Stephanie and I am in love with the pretty teacups in these pictures! Happy day to you! Smiles and hugs, Kelly-Anne

Anonymous said...

Hi Stephanie, This treat looks moist and delicious. Thanks for the recipe as GA orchards are beginning to offer fresh apples! Our local Dairy Queen offers apple pie blizzards but I have not tried one yet.

Sara - Villa Emilia (My Woodland Garden) said...

Who wouldn't love apples?
Because I love also all kinds of frosting and pecans and vanilla, this recipe sounds absolutely divine. :) Your photos are lovely, as always, and the tea plate is very beautiful.
Thank you for sharing! Big hugs!

Prunella Pepperpot said...

ooh my taste buds are tingling and my mouth is watering. What a fantastic recipe and I love your images!! Thank you for sharing dear Stephanie. Have a wonderful week with your family :)x

Alex said...

I WILL be making this! Bookmarked, and thank you!
Perfectly Autumnal, perfectly presented and...I bet...perfectly delicious.
(oh that topping..)

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Sweet as pie!!!!

Sylvia said...

Love Apple Pie but don't think I've had Apple Cake before. This one sure looks good. I do love anything with pecans in it.

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Stephanie, that cake is really loaded with apples, so it IS very pie-like! Wish I had a big piece right this minute.

R's Rue said...


Julie's Creative Lifestyle said...

Hi Stephanie, I love anything apple and this cake looks and sounds so good. Thanks for the recipe!
Have a wonderful day and enjoy the fall weekend. Julie xo

Sheryl said...

This apple cake looks wonderful, can just taste it over the miles (!) I love apple pies and cakes and the memories of the yummy apple and blackberry pies my gran would make. thank you for the recipe.

Marilyn Mathis said...

Sounds delicious and looks even better. I will have to try this. Thanks.

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

I love anything apple and the cake looks yummy!

Anonymous said...

Stephanie, your cake looks delicious! I was wondering about the nuts. I wonder if chopped walnuts would work. Thank you for sharing your recipe with us!

Big Rigs 'n Lil' Cookies said...

Your Apple Cake sounds like the perfect dessert for a lovely fall day! Now, I just need to get to the orchards and get some apples!

Anna said...

Love apple pie, apple cake, apple jam, apple everything...

Pam~ Virginia Retro said...

Stephanie, this cake looks so yummy I'm about to run to the grocery store for the ingredients I'm missing. :) Thanks for the recipe.

Carrie @ Cottage Cozy said...

This apple cake looks sooo delicious - moist and fruity! Thanks for the recipe.

Lillie said...

The cake look delish. Have a good weekend.

September Violets said...

A simple, honest quote for a simple, honest fruit! I love apple pie AND apple cake! Your cake looks delicious, and the icing makes it look very sweet indeed. I'm looking forward to a little fall baking now that it's not to hot to have the oven on again :)

Conniecrafter said...

Oh my Stephanie, how you are tempting me even though I need to stay on my diet :) Looks delicious and your presentation of it is lovely too. Hope you are having a nice weekend!

Debbie said...

this looks and sounds so good. i am more of a cake girl than a pie girl!! thanks for sharing the recipe!!!

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

I live in apple country so I have to try this! It really does look so good and I love new recipes. So glad to see you back posting!

Mrs. Chrissy T said...


Goodness above!!! This looks delicious. I had a sweet lady, who has since passed, always gifted us a yummy apple cake in the fall. This reminded me so much of her. Do you use cake flour, all purpose, or self-rising flour?


Red Rose Alley said...

Stephanie, you have the prettiest tea cups in blog land. And this apple cake looks scrumptious. Yes, pecans would be nice too. I usually put them in my oatmeal. I was wondering why the frosting was a bit darker, but now I can see it's the brown sugar. This looks so moist and Yummy. And there's nothing like having apple goodies in the Fall. :)


Marilyn @ MountainTopSpice said...

Oh be still my heart, this looks SOOO good! I have some apples sitting on the cupboard now that are needing to be eaten. I think I shall indulge myself, lol! Thanks for sharing this recipe... your pictures look good enough to eat! :)

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