Apple Spice Cake

Apple Spice Cake – This delicious apple spice cake has the perfect blend of warm spices and a gorgeous texture, thanks to a double-dose of apple goodness.

Apple Spice Cake // One Lovely Life

Every so often, I post a recipe here that I just can’t seem to find the words to describe.

This is one of those recipes.

Please, may I beg you, implore you, beseech you, dear reader, to try this apple spice cake!!!

This isn’t your average apple cake. It isn’t your average spice cake. It is the heavenly best of both worlds.

Apple Spice Cake // One Lovely Life

It’s the most moist cake I have ever EVER made. The spice amounts may seem like a lot, but when you bake it, everything blends together in the most beautiful synergistic way.

I may also point out, that this cake is the PERFECT pair with my buttermilk syrup.

Again, I beg you… if you’re going to have this cake at all, have it right! Serve it with buttermilk syrup warm and gooey and you’ll kiss whoever is closest to you. (I suggest sitting by someone you like really well, otherwise this cake could make things a little awkward).

I MUST WARN YOU: Under no circumstances should you take a small bite of the cake and actually dip it into the container of warm, caramelly buttermilk syrup as though it were fondue. Not even when you’re just tasting the cake. Not even when you’re on your last bite. Not even when no one is looking. If you do it, you will never NOT be able to do it. Not that I know from experience…*cough*

Apple Spice Cake // One Lovely Life
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Apple Spice Cake // One Lovely Life

Apple Spice Cake

  • Author: One Lovely Life
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 1 (9×13) cake 1x


This delicious apple spice cake has the perfect blend of warm spices and a gorgeous texture, thanks to a double-dose of apple goodness.


  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup applesauce (I prefer unsweetened)
  • 2 apples, peeled, cored, and grated
  • 23 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp. cloves
  • 1 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 2 1/4 cups flour


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Cream butter and sugar with a hand mixer or spatula until light, fluffy, and well combined.
  3. Mix in eggs one at a time till well incorporated.
  4. Stir in applesauce and apples.
  5. Sift in cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and flour. Stir till all dry ingredients are just mixed in. Don’t overmix.
  6. Pour into a 9″ x 13″ baking dish that has been sprayed with cooking spray or buttered.
  7. Bake at 375 degrees for 30-40 minutes or till a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  8. Serve with buttermilk syrup or caramel sauce.
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 35
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: apple cake, spice cake, apple spice cake


  1. OMG this cake is awesome!!!
    It is the best apple cake I’ve ever made. I’m going to finish it with browned butter buttercream but had to sneak a taste lol.

  2. Would it be likely this would work as a type of swiss roll? I know there’s recipes out there specifically for apple spice rolls, but this one always turns out so well, we’re hoping to keep to yours when trying it out. Thanks!

    1. Sky – That’s a great question! I’ve never made it as a swiss roll before, so I’m not totally sure. It’s definitely a moist cake, which could mean it’s more flexible for rolling. But it’s also on the sticky side, so I worry it might not hold its shape. If you do give it a go, I’d love to know how it turns out! 🙂

  3. I have a carrot cake that I absolutely love. I threw out all my no-longer needed similar recipes. NOW I have my favorite apple spice cake recipes 😋. Into the trash go my now useless spice cake recipe. Thanks so much for the wonderful delicious recipe

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