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Delicious Fresh Apple Cake Recipe

This Fresh Apple Cake has a pumpkin base with fresh apple chunks to give you a moist and delicious cake that brings all the flavors of fall into one bite!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: fresh apple cake
Servings: 8
Calories: 407kcal
Author: Jill


  • 4 cups apples peeled and chopped into chunks
  • 2 cups sugar divided
  • 3/4 cup canned pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 2 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 Cups flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 teaspoons cinnamon
  • caramel sauce optional


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • Beat together 1 3/4 cups sugar along with the butter and vanilla in a mixer at medium speed until well blended
  • Add pumpkin puree and eggs one at a time and mix until blended.
  • In small bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder and salt.
  • Add flour mixture to sugar mixture and beat at low speed until well blended.
  • Combine remaining 1/4 cup sugar and cinnamon in small bowl.
  • Toss the chopped and peeled apples with 2 Tbsp of the cinnamon sugar.
  • Fold 3 cups of the chopped apples into the cake mixture. Set aside the remaining cup.
  • Pour batter into a well-greased 8 inch spring form pan.
  • Add the remaining apples over the batter, evenly, and lightly sprinkle the rest of the cinnamon sugar on top of the batter.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour or until cake slightly browns on top.
  • Cool on wire rack, then carefully remove spring form pan and serve.
  • Drizzle with caramel sauce, if desired.


Calories: 407kcal | Carbohydrates: 71g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 71mg | Sodium: 192mg | Potassium: 163mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 51g | Vitamin A: 3989IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 59mg | Iron: 2mg