Apple cake topped with whipped cream on white plate.

Raw Apple Cake

Raw Apple Cake an incredibly moist and delicious cake, filled with apple, brown sugar, and cinnamon, top with whipped cream or a scoop of vanilla ice cream for a fall dessert.
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Raw apple cake, apple cake, Brown sugar topped apple cake
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 36 minutes
Servings: 19 pieces
Calories: 189kcal
Author: Dawn


  • 1 1/4 cups sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter room temperature
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 2 1/2 cups apples thinly sliced


  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup pecans chopped


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 9 by 13-inch pan
  • Using an electric mixer cream the butter, sugar, and brown sugar; then add the eggs and mix in.
  • Sift together the dry ingredients and gradually add to the creamed mixture alternating with the buttermilk. Add 1/3 of the flour mixture first and then 1/2 of the buttermilk and repeat.
  • Fold in the sliced apples and spread into the prepared pan.
  • Prepare the topping. Mix the brown sugar, granulated sugar, cinnamon, and pecans together. Sprinkle over the top of the cake.
  • Place the cake in the preheated oven and bake for 35 to 40 minutes. Remove from the oven and cool completely.


  1. Slice apples so that they are thin even pieces so they bake evenly.
  2. Butter and eggs should be room temperature.
  3. Use apples that are for baking, like Granny Smith, Gala, or McIntosh.
Nutrition information is an estimate and may vary with brands of ingredients used.


Calories: 189kcal | Fat: 5.9g | Saturated Fat: 3.2g | Cholesterol: 31mg | Sodium: 175mg | Potassium: 79mg | Fiber: 1.3g | Sugar: 22.1g | Calcium: 27mg | Iron: 1mg