Apple Pound Cake
Author: Betsy Cohen
Prep time: 25 mins
Cook time: 90 mins
Total time: 1 hour 55 mins
  • Apples:
  • 2¼ tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 3½ golden delicious apples
  • 6 tablespoons sugar
  • Juice of ¼ of a lemon
  • ¾ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Cake:
  • 2¾ cups all purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 14 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • 2½ cups sugar
  • 5 large eggs
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1½ teaspoons vanilla extract
  • confectioners sugar
  1. For the apples:
  2. Melt the butter in a large sauté pan. Peel and core the apples and slice in large wedges (there will be about 8 wedges per apple). Cut each wedge in half and add to the pan. Sauté the apples, sugar, lemon juice and cinnamon over medium heat, covered, for 10 minutes, stirring periodically. Uncover and continue to cook the apples until they are soft and the juices in the pan have evaporated. Cool completely.
  3. For the cake:
  4. Preheat the oven to 325˚. Set aside a 14 cup bundt pan.
  5. Whisk flour and baking soda together in a small mixing bowl. Set aside.
  6. Cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes, scraping the bowl down as needed. Add the eggs, one at a time, until combined. Add in vanilla.
  7. On low speed, mix in one-half of the dry ingredients then add the sour cream. Add the remaining dry ingredients, scraping the bowl down in between additions. Gently fold the cooled apples into the cake batter.
  8. Grease the bundt pan (I prefer Baker’s Joy® for this cake) with non-stick cooking spray. Pour the batter into the pan. Bake at 325˚ for 1 hour and 15 minutes. Cool in the pan for 10 minutes before inverting onto a cooling rack.
  9. Dust with confectioners sugar once the cake cools.
  10. Betsy's tidbit:
  11. Apple Pound Cake freezes beautifully.
Cook time is for both the apples and cake. Time is needed for the apples to cool completely before they are folded into the cake batter. This recipe has been revised since its original posting to include more apples.
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