Sunday, July 25, 2010

Fresh Apple Cake

I happened upon this recipe entitled Fresh Apple Cake awhile back. After making it several times and getting rave reviews from friends, relatives and coworkers, I decided I needed to check out its source, Ivy Bake Shoppe Cookbook. Turns out The Ivy Bake Shoppe and Cafe is a popular cafe in downtown historic Fort Madison, Iowa run by two woman. Lucky for us they decided to share some of their wonderful recipes in the way of  a cookbook. Here is the recipe.

Fresh Apple Cake

1 cup canola or vegetable oil
2 cups sugar
3 eggs
2 1/2 cups flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
2 tsp. ground cinnamon
1 tsp. ground nutmeg
1 tsp. vanilla
4 cups peeled and chopped apples


1 8 oz. package cream cheese, room temp.
1 stick butter, softened
4 1/3 cups (about 1 lb.) powdered sugar
2 tsp. vanilla
1 cup toasted pecans

Combine oil and sugar together in a bowl; beat in eggs. Sift all dry ingredients together and then add to egg mixture. Fold in vanilla and apples. Pour into a greased 9X13- inch pan. Bake at 325 degrees for 1 hour; set aside to cool. For the frosting, combine cream cheese and butter in a large bowl using mixer. Gradually add the powdered sugar; beat until smooth and then add vanilla. Frost the cooled cake and then sprinkle pecans over  top if desired. Makes 12 -15 servings.

Oh and the apron was made by a sweet Georgia girl we (GLU) all know and love. You can find other lovely items from this Georgia girl here


  1. LOVE the apron! Thanks for sharing the recipe!!

  2. Oooh, this sounds DELISH! My DH loves apple, and would probably really enjoy it. Thank you!

    I need to hunt that cookbook down, too.

    That apron is adorable....I wonder if her Etsy shop is open yet??

  3. Mmmmm.... Fresh Apple Cake....

    I just so happen to have a bag of apples here that aren't sweet enough for me to eat - I bet they would be great in that cake. Maybe I'll give it a try tonight.

    Ca-ute apron! That Georgia Girl has some fantabulous taste! ;)

  4. I thought that apron looked familiar - CA-UTE!

    That cake sounds DElicious!!

  5. Mmmmm, love me some apple cake! And how sinful does that frosting sound? :o)

    Yep, I sure recognized that sweet apron!