18 Apple Cakes Packed With Fresh-from-the-Orchard Flavor
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18 Apple Cakes Packed With Fresh-from-the-Orchard Flavor

Fall may be drawing to a close, but that doesn’t mean you should pack away all your apple and pumpkin recipes just yet. Before we bid adieu to autumn, why not bake a cake as one last celebration of the season? Each of these 18 apple-cake recipes packs a ton of fresh-from-the-orchard flavor into every bite and are definitely worthy of year-round and fall entertaining alike.

1. Spiced Apple Cake With Salted Caramel Frosting: Each slice of this multi-layered cake tastes like one of our seasonal favorites — the caramel apple. (via Blahnik Baker)

2. Apple Pie Crumb Bread With Cinnamon Caramel: The scent of apples and spices along with a buttery crumb and caramel topping makes this quick bread irresistible. (via Hungry Couple)

3. Apple and Cranberry Upside Down Cake: A splash of apple brandy (calvados) in the cake batter provides a whisper of warmth to each of these personal-size cakes. (via Saveur)

4. Apple, Rose and Olive Oil Cake for Two: Olive oil, rose water and a generous grate of fresh ginger set this shredded apple tea cake apart from the rest. (via The Otium)

5. German Apple Cake: Don’t let the gorgeous fan of apple slices on top fool ya. Requiring no speciality equipment to whip up (or utensils to eat, for that matter), this apple cake couldn’t be easier to conquer. (via The Little Epicurean)

6. Buttermilk Cake, Brie Whipped Frosting With Spiced Apples: A glass of wine is an ideal pairing with this out-of-the-ordinary, brie-frosted cake. (via Not Just Baked)

7. Maple Apple Upside-Down Cake: A warm syrup of maple, brown sugar and butter, plus cinnamon and nutmeg, play a huge part in making one mouthwatering creation. (via The Crepes of Wrath)

8. Simple Apple Cake: Orange juice adds a lovely citrus slant to this crumbed cake packed with apples. Calling this cake “simple” may be underselling it a bit. (via Lost Recipes Found)

9. Chai-Spiced Apple Coffee Cake With Chai Crumb: The sweet-spicy flavor of chai is a fabulous pairing for fresh, fall apples. (via Cookie Named Desire)

10. Rustic Apple Cake (Vegan, Gluten-Free): This richly flavored, dense-in-a-good-way cake, featuring a blend of hazelnuts and alternative grains, is at once familiar and beyond compare. (via Sweet Kabocha)

11. Apple Spice Cupcakes: Cider and shredded apples team up in the batter of these itty bitty cupcakes topped with a tempting swirl of cinnamon-brown sugar frosting. (via Dinners, Dinners and Desserts)

12. Apple Almond Breakfast Cake: Breakfast plus cake? Sold. Almond meal helps prevent a morning sugar high while providing a bit of staying power at the same time. (via Camille Styles)

13. New England Apple Cider Cake: With apple cider baked into the cake and starring in the creamy sauce drizzled on top, you know each square has to be good. Using tart Granny Smith apples helps keep the sweetness levels in check. (via A Family Feast)

14. Applesauce Teacakes With Brown Butter Glaze: Applesauce creates impeccably moist cakes that are just perfect for your afternoon snack or tea time. (via Urban Bakes)

15. Sunken Apple Cake With Caramelized Walnuts and Calvados: Hidden beneath sliced caramelized apples, you’ll find a tempting candied walnut-studded cake. (via Fork and Flower)

16. Apple Kuchen With Hot Cream Sauce: Simply slipping apple slices vertically into the batter transforms this cake into a total showstopper. And it doesn’t end there. The flavor is equally swoon-worthy, with or without a pour of warm cream sauce over top. (via Tartine and Apron Strings)

17. Brown Sugar Cinnamon Apple Skillet Cake: Don’t put away that cast iron skillet quite yet. You’ll for sure want to make this cake before the season is over. (via Erica’s Sweet Tooth)

18. Momofuku Apple Pie Cake: Appease both pie and cake fans with this Momofuku Milk Bar-inspired compromise that combines the best of both into one towering creation. (via The Pancake Princess)

How do plan on celebrating the end of fall? Let’s talk about our favorite ways to transition from season to season below.