old fashioned apple cake

Old Fashioned Fresh Apple Cake

Yield: 6 slices
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour

Just like grandma made, moist and tender fresh apple cake.



  • 3/4 cup cake flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/8 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1 tablespoon sour cream
  • 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 3/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 large apple, peeled and diced
  • 1 tablespoon confectioner’s sugar


  1. Preheat toaster oven to 300 degrees. Line the bottom of a 5 x 7 baking dish with parchment paper and lightly spray the dish with oil.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk together the butter, sugar, sour cream, and egg, about 2 minutes. Stir in the vanilla and lemon juice.
  4. Slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredient until just combined.
  5. Dice the apples and sprinkle with the cinnamon then fold the apples into the batter.
  6. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and tap the pan to even out the batter.
  7. Bake on the lower rack of a toaster oven for 45 minutes or until a cake tester inserted into the center comes out clean.
  8. Remove from the oven and let cool before removing from pan.
  9. Remove from pan and lightly dust with the confectioner sugar.
  10. Slice into four smaller or four larger servings.


Optional: Add chopped walnuts or pecans.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 430Total Fat: 20gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 17gCholesterol: 62mgSodium: 218mgCarbohydrates: 58gFiber: 2gSugar: 30gProtein: 5g

The nutritional information provided here are estimates and are not calculated by a registered dietitian.

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More toaster oven desserts to try are my scrumptious Raspberry Cream Cheese Muffins or a tangy little Lemon Tart.

Old Fashioned Fresh Apple Cake Recipe (Toaster Oven)

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