Apple Cake Recipe

Lunch Box Apple Cake

Easy apple cake with a crunchy topping will be a favorite lunch box dessert.

30 min. prep time
15 servings
353 Ratings



1/2 cup LAND O LAKES® Butter, softened
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 cup buttermilk*
2 teaspoons baking soda
2 eggs
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 to 3 medium (2 cups) apples, peeled, chopped 1/4-inch


1/2 cup chopped nuts
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon


Heat oven to 350°F. Lightly grease and flour 13x9-inch baking pan. Set aside.

Combine butter, 3/4 cup sugar and 3/4 cup brown sugar in large bowl. Beat on medium speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy. Stir soda into buttermilk in small bowl; add to butter mixture. Add eggs, flour, spices and salt; beat on medium speed, scraping bowl often, until well mixed. Gently stir in apples. Spoon into prepared baking pan.

Combine all topping ingredients in small bowl; mix well. Sprinkle topping over cake batter. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. *Substitute 1 tablespoon vinegar or lemon juice and enough milk to equal 1 cup. Let stand 5 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (1 serving)

Calories: 280

Fat: 9g

Cholesterol: 45mg

Sodium: 320mg

Carbohydrates: 47g

Dietary Fiber: 2g

Protein: 4g

Recipe #2320©1995Land O'Lakes, Inc.

Recipe Comments & Reviews

This cake was super easy to make and taste wonderful.
I took this to a potluck and everyone raved about it.
Very moist, tender, apple tasting cake. It's like apple pie in
cake form, if that makes any sense. Next time I make it, I
think I'll reduce the amount of sugar on the topping. It's a
little sweeter than it needs to be and the sugar falls off
easily, even though I slightly pressed it down on the dough
before baking. Overall, very good. I think my girls will enjoy
this in their lunch sack.

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