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Apple Sheet Cake

Apple Sheet Cake is a soft and buttery cake, that is made with fresh apples and topped with a hefty amount of sweet pecan streusel.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Apple Sheet Cake
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 55 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings 12 slices
Calories 684kcal
Author Catalina Castravet



  • 3 cups cake flour all-purpose also works, but the cake will be fluffier using cake flour
  • 1 3/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 4 large eggs room temperature
  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter melted
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3-4 apples peeled and diced

Streusel topping:

  • 1 cup unsalted butter softened at room temperature
  • 2 cups very finely chopped pecans using a food processor - or walnuts
  • 3/4 cup sugar or you can use brown sugar as well
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a 9×13 inch pan with parchment paper and set it aside.
  • Chop the apples and set aside.
    chopping apples on a cutting board
  • First, in a large bowl, combine all the streusel ingredients, and stir with a fork until well blended, and set aside.
    mixing apples with spices in a bowl
  • Next, using an electric mixer, whisk the sugar and eggs for 1-2 minutes until slightly frothy. Add the melted butter and milk and whisk on low speed until combined.
    beating a mixture with a mixer into a large bowl
  • After that, add the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, and vanilla, and mix on the lowest speed until just combined, do not overmix.
    mixing in flour into batter into a large bowl
  • Pour the batter into the prepared pan.
    pouring cake batter into a pan
  • Spread the diced apples over the cake, then crumble the pecan streusel mixture on top.
    adding streusel topping on top of chopped apples
  • Bake until lightly browned for about 45 to 50 minutes.
  • Cool on a wire rack before slicing and serving.


Calories: 684kcal | Carbohydrates: 74g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 42g | Saturated Fat: 19g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 14g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 128mg | Sodium: 243mg | Potassium: 243mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 48g | Vitamin A: 975IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 78mg | Iron: 1mg