Grandma’s Apple Snack Cake (Easy and Ultra Moist!)

piece of apple snack cake showing inside moist texture and layers of sliced apples

My grandma's recipe for apple snack cake is so simple and easy to make, you'll be surprised how super moist and delicious it is! It requires only a handful of pantry ingredients, some fresh apples, and ONE BOWL to make.


  • 4 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup flour
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 2 ½ lbs. apples (approx) peeled and thinly sliced, i.e. MacIntosh*
  • Cinnamon for dusting
  • Powdered sugar for dusting (optional)



  • I'd recommend MacIntosh apples for this recipe, but any apple variety works. For instructions on how to peel and slice the apples, read the information in the blog post above.
  • Baking times can vary depending on the type of pan. For metal pans, check doneness after 50-55 minutes. For glass baking pans, check after 60-65 minutes.  

Keywords: easy apple snack cake, one bowl apple cake