Monday, October 22, 2018

Pumpkin Apple Cake

A lot of people have been coming through my house lately, and even though I've been testing recipes for books, the dishes disappear in no time. I thought a 9 x 13 cake might last a little bit longer.

I was torn between pumpkin cake and apple cake, so I decided to merge them. The cake is pumpkin but there are apple slices in the middle. Mmm, the best of both worlds.

This is a very moist cake. The oil and melted butter help the pumpkin make it moist. It's the perfect breakfast cake!

Pumpkin Apple Cake

3 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons cinnamon

 4 eggs
1 cup dark brown sugar, packed
1/2 cup regular sugar
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup melted butter
1 1/2 cups mashed pumpkin

1-2 apples (about two cups sliced, depending on size of apples)
1/2 cup packed dark brown sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon

Preheat oven to 350. Grease and flour a 9 x 13 baking pan.

Mix the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and 1 teaspoon cinnamon in a bowl and stir with a fork to mix. Set aside.

Beat the eggs with the 1 cup dark brown sugar and the 1/2 cup regular sugar until thick (about 2-3 minutes). With the machine running, slowly pour in the vegetable oil and the butter, then the pumpkin. Slowly add the flour mixture until well blended, scraping the sides of the mixer as necessary.

Combine the 1/2 cup dark brown sugar with 1 teaspoon of cinnamon.

Pour half the batter into the prepared pan. Lay the apple slices in a single layer. Sprinkle the apples with the cinnamon and brown sugar mixture. Top with remaining batter. Smooth it out to the sides so the apples are covered. Bake 50 minutes or until a cake tester comes out clean.

I served this with sweetened whipped cream, but if you want to dress it up, you could mix lemon juice with powdered sugar and drizzle it in a zigzag over the top.

Pour 1/2 of batter into the prepared pan.

Arrange the apples in a single layer.

Sprinkle with the dark brown sugar and cinnamon.

Cover with remaining batter


  1. Looks yummy. I just bought a bag of apples so I will be trying this today!

    1. I hope you love it. I baked this yesterday afternoon, and less than 24 hours later less than 1/4 of it remains!!!

  2. A perfect solution--have both!
    Did you feel that the extra sugar on the apple layer was necessary? Was it too sweet?

  3. I have everything but the pumpkin, but I'll be baking this soon. Looks yummy, Krista!

  4. I saw a repost of this and should have known it was from you. This looks SO good! YUM!