One Bowl Apple Cake square | 2 Cookin Mamas


This One Bowl Apple Cake is as easy as 1-2-3. Just put all the ingredients in a bowl, mix and bake. It comes out moist, delicious and fills the house with the aromas of apples & cinnamon.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keywords Apple Bundt Cake, easy apple cake, One Bowl Apple Cake
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 50 minutes
Servings 12 servings
Calories 354 kcal
Author Linda Warren


Apple Cake

  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 3 large eggs
  • 3 cups apples peeled, cored & diced
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 2 Tablespoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup pecans chopped

Caramel Sauce (optional)

  • 6 oz caramels
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons heavy whipping cream


Apple Cake

  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Grease & flour a bundt pan.
  2. In a large bowl, mix ingredients in order given. Batter will be very thick.
  3. Pour into prepared bundt pan.
  4. Bake 1-1/2 to 1-3/4 hours or until toothpick in center comes out clean.

  5. Place on wire rack to cool for about 20-30 minutes. You want it to be firm enough to not fall apart when it is inverted. When cool enough remove from pan and place on wire rack to finish cooling completely.
  6. Dust with powdered sugar just prior to serving. Serve with optional sides of vanilla ice cream and warm caramel sauce.

Caramel Sauce

  1. To melt caramels, place caramels and heavy whipping cream in microwave safe measuring cup or bowl.

  2. Melt in microwave on high in 30 second intervals, stirring in between, until smooth. Usually takes about 1-1/2 to 2 minutes.

Recipe Notes

Most Asked Questions About This Easy Apple Cake

What are the best apples to use in this cake?

It's best to use a combination of apples, some for sweetness, some for crispness and some for moistness. I prefer to use both the Fuji ad Honeycrisp variety.

Can you freeze this cake?

Absolutely. It freezes well and will keep about 3 months in the freezer. Once cooled, I like to keep this cake in the refrigerator and take it out about 1 hour before serving since it tastes better at room temperature. 

Can I keep this easy apple cake on the counter?

Yes, but it will not last as long and make sure that it is well covered with plastic wrap so it doesn't dry out.

How do I know when this one bowl apple cake is done?

The easiest way is to insert a toothpick into the center, if it comes out clean it is done. You can also tell if it is done when the cake starts to pull away from the sides of the bundt pan. Thirdly, you can try lightly touching the top of the cake. If it springs back, it is done. If it leaves a depression, it needs to cook a little longer.

Nutrition Facts
Amount Per Serving
Calories 354 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 2g10%
Cholesterol 40mg13%
Sodium 156mg7%
Potassium 119mg3%
Carbohydrates 63g21%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 37g41%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 80IU2%
Vitamin C 1.6mg2%
Calcium 22mg2%
Iron 1.9mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.