Apple Spice Cake Recipe

This Apple Spice Cake Recipe produces one of the most sinfully delicious treats ever! If you're looking for a sweet slice of heaven that will totally melt in your mouth you've got to try this cake.

Biting into this cake will give you a flashback of Grandma's warm apple pie backing on a crisp fall day that warms the heart (and eventually the tummy too!).

Sugar and spices permeate this fantastic cake creating a wholesome dessert that's flavorful but not too sweet.

The thing that's great about this autumn favorite is that you can customize it to suit your tastes.

  • Love more spices? Add them in.
  • Don't like raisins? Leave them out.
  • Want a more hearty cake? Add some of your favorite nuts.

Use your imagination and make this cake perfect for you.

One thing I will say though is no matter how you tweak it, this cake is simply awesome with cream cheese frosting on top (recipe below)!

Apple Spice Cake Recipe

spice cake with cream cheese frosting


  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon allspice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup butter
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 tablespoon warm water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 peeled and chopped apples
  • 1/2 cup raisins


Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.

Put your raisins in a small bowl and cover them with warm water. Let them soak for 10 minutes while you prepare the cake batter.

In a large cream butter and sugar until smooth and creamy and then add your vanilla and eggs. Add your baking soda and 1 tablespoon of warm water and incorporate the mixture completely.

In a medium bowl, sift and combine your dry ingredients. Add this to the large bowl along with your chopped apples and drained raisins and mix thoroughly.

Pour the entire better into a 10 inch tube non-stick baking pan lightly coated with baking spray.

Bake for approximately 60 minutes or until your cake passes the "toothpick test". Remove the cake from the pan and let it cool completely before topping it with this cream cheese frosting recipe.


Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe

1/2 cup soft unsalted butter
4 oz. Soft cream cheese
2 cups icing sugar
1 tsp. Vanilla extract

In a large mixing bowl, beat the butter and cream cheese until well combined. Slowly add the icing sugar until it is smooth and creamy, and then add your vanilla.

When the cake is cool, spread the cream cheese frosting on the top and sides of your apple cake.