Apple Spice Cake

Grated Apple Yields a Moist Finger Cake

I found and adapted this apple spice cake recipe from Dr. Andrew Weil’s site. It’s very moist and chock full of apple and spices. This will be an ongoing classic; not too sweet and great with coffee.

Apple cake ready for the oven


  • flour – 1 cup
  • salt – 1/4 tsp
  • nutmeg – 3/4 tsp
  • cinnamon – 1 tsp
  • baking soda – 1 tsp
  • sugar – 3 TBS
  • dates – 1/4 cup, minced
  • flax meal – 1/4 cup, [optional]
  • apple – 2 cups, 1 large, peeled, cored, and grated
  • butter – 3 TBS, melted, then cooled
  • eggs – 2
This apple spice cake has a thick batter


  1. Combine the dry ingredients in a large bowl
  2. Combine the apple, melted butter, and eggs in a small bowl
  3. Preheat the oven to 350º F
  4. Oil or butter a 9 x 9 pan or any shaped pan with about 80 sq. inches [I used an oval casserole, but also consider a bundt pan
  5. Add the wet mix to the dry mix and combine until just mixed
  6. Bake for 30-35 minutes and begin to check by inserting a toothpick in the center; it’s done when it comes out dry and the crust is chestnut colored
  7. Allow to rest for 10 minutes and then flip out and cool


A dollop of whipped cream or Greek style yogurt or apple sauce or apple butter

I love this with an afternoon coffee!

This is a favorite coffee/tea break cake

Dr. Weil Recipe adapted

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