Delicious Apple Pound Cake Recipe to Satisfy Your Cravings

Are you a lover of all things sweet and indulgent? Do you enjoy the comforting and nostalgic flavors of baked goods? Then get ready to add a new recipe to your repertoire: fresh apple pound cake. This cake is a delicious twist on the classic pound cake, with the addition of juicy apples that add both flavor and texture.

As a chef specializing in British cuisine, I can attest to the popularity of pound cakes in the UK. And this apple pound cake is no exception. But why stop at a classic when you can elevate it to something even more special? Fresh apples are a seasonal staple in many parts of the world, and this recipe is a great way to use them up.

Whether you’re an experienced baker or just starting out, this recipe is perfect for anyone who loves the taste of homemade goodies. The combination of rich butter, sweet sugar, fragrant vanilla extract, and juicy apples, all folded into a moist and fluffy cake is something truly remarkable. Not only is this cake delicious on its own, but it also pairs well with some additional toppings such as caramel sauce, whipped cream or vanilla icing, making it an easy crowd-pleasing treat!

So why not give this recipe a try and see for yourself how fresh apples can add an amazing twist to your next homemade dessert. Get ready to impress your loved ones with this moist and flavorful apple pound cake!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Fresh Apple Pound Cake
Fresh Apple Pound Cake

When it comes to baked goods, there are few things better than a delicious pound cake. But when you add fresh apples to that equation, well, it’s a game changer! I’m telling you, this Fresh Apple Pound Cake Recipe is a real winner. Don’t just take my word for it; try the recipe out and see for yourself.

One of the reasons you’ll love this recipe is simply because of how easy it is to make. Sure, some recipes require a lot of prep work or have a ton of ingredients, but not this one. With just a few basic kitchen staples (flour, sugar, eggs, butter), plus some fresh apples thrown into the mix, you can create an absolutely scrumptious dessert that will impress everyone who tastes it.

But let’s talk about those fresh apples for a minute. Apples are one of the most versatile fruits out there, and they really take center stage in this recipe. The sweet and tangy flavor complements the richness of the pound cake perfectly. Plus, they add texture and moisture to the cake that can’t be beat.

Whether you’re an experienced baker or just starting out, this Fresh Apple Pound Cake Recipe is sure to become a favorite in your recipe book. It’s perfect for a fall get-together, an easy weekend treat, or even just as a mid-week pick-me-up. So don’t wait – grab some apples and get baking! Trust me, your taste buds will thank you.

Ingredient List

 Sliced apples arranged on top for that wow factor
Sliced apples arranged on top for that wow factor

Here are the ingredients you’ll need to make this delicious Fresh Apple Pound Cake Recipe:

  • 2 cups of all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 cup of vegetable oil
  • 2 cups of granulated sugar
  • 3 cups of peeled, cored and diced apples (Granny Smith is recommended)
  • 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract

Additionally, you will also need light brown sugar, butter, milk and cinnamon for caramel glaze, if desired. Remember to preheat oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit.

The Recipe How-To

 The perfect tea-time treat to enjoy with family and friends
The perfect tea-time treat to enjoy with family and friends

Now it’s time to get to the most important part – the recipe how-to. Follow the steps below, and you’ll have a delicious Fresh Apple Pound Cake in no time!


  • 2 cups of sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups of vegetable oil
  • 3 large eggs, beaten
  • 3 cups of purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract
  • 3 cups old-fashioned fresh apples; peeled, cored and diced


Step 1 – Preheat Oven

Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Grease and flour a 10 inch Bundt pan.

Step 2 – Mix Ingredients

In a large mixing bowl, combine sugar, vegetable oil, and beaten eggs, mix well.

Step 3 – Add Dry Ingredients

Mix in dry ingredients; flour, baking soda, and salt. Mix well.

Step 4 – Add Apples

Gently fold in the diced, peeled and cored apples, and add the vanilla extract.

Step 5 – Pour The Batter In The Pan

Pour the batter into the greased bundt pan.

Step 6 – Bake For One Hour

Bake in preheated oven for one hour, or until cake is golden brown on top and cake tester inserted comes out clean.

Additional Tips

Here are some great tips to ensure your Fresh Apple Pound Cake turns out perfectly:

  • Be sure to mix your wet ingredients well before adding them to the dry ingredients.
  • Use fresh apples for better results.
  • Be sure that all of your ingredients are at room temperature before you begin mixing.
  • Don’t overmix! Overmixing can make the cake tough.
  • Store this cake in an airtight container or wrapped in foil to keep it moist.


That’s all there is to making a delicious Fresh Apple Pound Cake. This recipe is perfect for any occasion or even just a snack. Enjoy it with a cup of coffee or tea, or add a scoop of ice cream if you’re feeling indulgent. Make sure that you have all the ingredients on hand and follow the recipe closely for best results. Happy baking!

Substitutions and Variations

 This cake is the definition of moist and fluffy
This cake is the definition of moist and fluffy

When it comes to baking, there are many possibilities for substitutions and variations that can make your recipe unique. Here are a few suggestions for switching up the classic fresh apple pound cake recipe to make it your own:

– Swap out the apples: While Granny Smith apples work well in this recipe, feel free to experiment with different varieties like Honeycrisp or Pink Lady.

– Add some spice: Incorporate autumnal flavors like cinnamon, nutmeg, or allspice into the batter for a cozy twist.

– Mix in some nuts: For extra texture and flavor, try stirring in chopped walnuts or pecans before pouring the batter into the bundt pan.

– Try a different glaze: Instead of the caramel glaze from the original recipe, consider making a tangy cream cheese frosting or a simple lemon glaze.

– Make it boozy: Transform this dessert into an adult-only treat by adding a splash of bourbon to the batter.

Whether you’re looking to switch up the flavor profile or add some personal touches, these substitutions and variations are sure to result in a delicious fresh apple pound cake that is uniquely yours.

Serving and Pairing

 You won't believe how easy it is to whip up this Apple Pound Cake!
You won’t believe how easy it is to whip up this Apple Pound Cake!

Once your fresh apple pound cake has cooled and been removed from the bundt pan, it’s ready to be served! This cake is perfect for any time of day, so go ahead and slice off a hearty piece with a nice hot cup of tea for breakfast or brunch. The texture is dense yet moist, with subtle hints of apple and vanilla in every bite.

To take things up a notch, serve a slice of this delicious apple pound cake with a dollop of whipped cream or a scoop of vanilla ice cream. And for an extra special treat, try drizzling on some homemade caramel glaze or sauce, which will add an irresistible sweetness to your already decadent dessert.

As for pairings, this fresh apple pound cake goes well with many different flavors. As previously mentioned, it pairs brilliantly with caramel and nut glazes or sauces, but it also pairs well with warm spices like cinnamon and cardamom. For a savory twist, try pairing it with slices of cheese and prosciutto or serving it alongside a hot bowl of soup.

No matter how you choose to serve or pair this cake, one thing’s for certain – it’ll quickly become a household favorite!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 Sweet, tart and buttery: your taste buds won't know what hit them
Sweet, tart and buttery: your taste buds won’t know what hit them

When it comes to make-ahead, storing, and reheating this fresh apple pound cake, there are a few things to keep in mind. First off, this cake can be stored for up to 5 days in an airtight container at room temperature. However, if you’re looking to make it ahead of time, you can freeze the cake for up to 2 months before thawing at room temperature before serving.

To ensure that your cake stays moist and flavorful even after being stored, I recommend brushing the top with a simple syrup made from equal parts of granulated sugar and water. This will add extra moisture to the cake and help prevent it from drying out.

If you need to reheat the pound cake, simply slice it into pieces and microwave for 10-20 seconds or until warm. Alternatively, you can reheat the whole cake in an oven preheated to 350°F for 5-10 minutes.

One fun variation on this recipe is to turn it into a caramel apple pound cake by adding a caramel glaze on top. To make the glaze, combine 1/2 cup of light brown sugar, 1/4 cup of milk, and 1/4 cup of butter in a saucepan over medium heat until melted and smooth. Pour the glaze over the cooled apple pound cake for an extra special treat.

No matter how you choose to serve or store this delicious fresh apple pound cake, I’m sure it will be a hit with everyone who tries it.

Tips for Perfect Results

 A perfect dessert for a cozy night in by the fire
A perfect dessert for a cozy night in by the fire

If you want to make the perfect fresh apple pound cake, follow these tips that I’ve learned after many trials and errors.

Firstly, make sure to use old-fashioned fresh apples. Choose a variety that holds its shape when baked such as Granny Smith. They have a tart flavor which balances the sweetness of the cake, and they hold their shape well when baked. Make sure to wash, peel and core the apples before dicing them into small pieces.

Secondly, it’s essential to measure your ingredients accurately. Use measuring cups and spoons rather than just estimating the amounts. Especially, beware of flour and sugar measurements. Use a spatula to level off the measuring cup and spoon to ensure that you use the right amounts according to the recipe.

Thirdly, cream the butter and sugars thoroughly until they are light and fluffy. This process will take around five minutes using an electric mixer on medium speed. This step is an essential part of getting a light texture in your cake, so don’t rush it.

Fourthly, prevent overmixing once you add the dry ingredients to the batter. Overmixed batter can lead to a dense cake or one that doesn’t rise properly. Add the dry ingredients gradually with slow mixing speed or by hand stirring with a spatula.

Fifthly, keep your oven temperature at 325 degrees Fahrenheit for even baking without browning too much on top. Preheat your oven before putting in your cake mix so that it goes into a hot oven immediately.

Lastly, allow your fresh apple pound cake to cool completely before slicing it so that it retains its shape better. You can also pair it with a caramel glaze or caramel sauce for an extra indulgent touch.

Remember these tips for your next fresh apple pound cake recipe, and you’ll get great results every time!

Bottom Line

In conclusion, this Fresh Apple Pound Cake Recipe is a must-try for any baking enthusiast or apple lover out there. With simple but flavorful ingredients like fresh apples, light brown sugar, and vanilla extract, this cake promises to deliver a moist, tender and deliciously tangy dessert that will satisfy your cravings.

Whether you’re looking for a showstopping dessert to impress your guests, a comforting treat for your family or simply an indulgence for yourself, this apple pound cake is the perfect choice. It’s versatile enough to pair with coffee, tea, or even ice cream and can be easily customized to suit your preferences or dietary restrictions.

So what are you waiting for? Head to the kitchen and give this Fresh Apple Pound Cake Recipe a try! You won’t regret it. And who knows? This might just become your new go-to recipe for all occasions. Happy baking!

Fresh Apple Pound Cake

Fresh Apple Pound Cake Recipe

This is a wonderful apple cake with a different twist using a mixture of nuts topped with a brown sugar topping.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword < 4 Hours, Apple, Dessert, Fruit, Oven, Weeknight
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings 1 Bundt Cake
Calories 8430.6kcal



  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups corn oil
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3 large eggs, room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 cups nuts, chopped (mixture of pecans, almonds, walnuts, filberts)
  • 2 cups apples, peeled,pared,and finely chopped


  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 2 teaspoons milk


  • BATTER: Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
  • Grease and flour a bundt pan.
  • In a small bowl, combine flour, baking soda, and salt; set aside.
  • In a large bowl, beat oil, sugar, eggs, and vanilla at medium speed for 3 to 4 minutes until well blended.
  • Gradually add flour mixture to sugar mixture and beat till smooth.
  • Fold in nuts and apples.
  • Pour batter into prepared pan.
  • Bake 1 hour and 20 minutes or until toothpick inserted into center comes out clean.
  • Cool on wire rack for 20 minutes.
  • BROWN SUGAR TOPPING: Combine butter, brown sugar, and milk in a saucepan and bring to a boil over medium heat, cook 2 minutes, stirring constantly.
  • Spoon hot sugar over warm cake.
  • *Storecake in foil or container for a day or two then refrigerate as fresh apples tend to mold easily.
  • Bring to room temperature before serving.


Serving: 1926g | Calories: 8430.6kcal | Carbohydrates: 873.8g | Protein: 89.2g | Fat: 526.6g | Saturated Fat: 118g | Cholesterol: 880mg | Sodium: 5652.1mg | Fiber: 31.5g | Sugar: 542.7g

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