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Harvest Heirloom Apple Cake Recipe

Harvest Heirloom Apple Cake Recipe

One of my favorite things about autumn is the apples.  We have so many apple orchards here in rural Vermont that I generally go apple picking for our apple recipes. Sometimes there are abandoned heirloom apple trees in the area that I can glean from as well.  Whether you have apple trees to pick your own apples or you purchase them from the store, now is the time to fill your home with the scent of apple recipes. I found this recipe in The Unofficial Hunger Games Cookbook by Emily Ansara Baines.  While the recipe calls for heirloom apples, you can easily substitute Jonathan, Red Delicious, or Golden Delicious applies if you prefer.  The original recipe calls for 1 1/2 cups of vegetable oil. In order to cut down the fat content, I replaced half with apple butter.

Harvest Heirloom Apple Cake Recipe

75 minCook Time

1 hr, 15 Total Time

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  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1 1/4 cups vegetable oil
  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 6 heirloom apples, peeled, cored, and chopped
  • 1 cup walnuts, chopped


  1. Preheat oven to 375F. Lightly grease a 9" springform pan.
  2. Combine flour, sugar, baking soda, pumpkin pie spice, cinnamon, and salt. Stir to blend. Stir in oil, eggs, and vanilla extract. The mixture will be dense.
  3. Stir in apples and nuts. Pour batter into springform pan and bake for about 75 minutes or until the top of the cake is crusty and dark brown.
  4. Remove from the oven and let cool for 15-20 minutes. Run a knife around the edges of the cake before releasing it from the springform pan. Will keep for several days at room temperature.

Harvest Heirloom Apple Cake Recipe

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  1. Jennifer Hedden says
    I would love to try this apple cake recipe.  I have never had apple cake, but this looks so delicious!
  2. Yummmmmm! I can already smell the warm smell of the cinnamon spices, and pumkin pie spices -- I think we are going to have to have this soon--thanks for the idea--this will make a great little small gift for the holidays if we can stay out of it after making some.
  3. In the Hammock says
    This looks delicious, sounds like a great fall recipe.
  4. I just went to the apple farm and have tons of apples to use up! THanks!
  5. I also love this time of year with everything being made from apples and pumpkins. My favorite apple varieties are Gala and Braeburn. I often cut one up and sit on the couch with a jar of nut butter.
  6. This looks so good. I bet the house smells delicious after making this!
  7. Looks delicious! I love baking with apples. I am going to try this recipe.
  8. Thomas Murphy says
    This looks so good! thanks for the recipe


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