They may not make ’em like they used to, but now you can. This tried-and-true recipe comes from a church cookbook whose contents date back to 1926! I’ve served this cake countless times with requests for the recipe after nearly every gathering. New England Apple Cake is quick and easy, and is delicious at any time of year—but it’s especially a great way to celebrate the beauty of fall.

Source: Recipes from Wintonbury Parish cookbook, Bloomfield, CT

Prep time: 25 minutes

Cook time: 40-50 minutes

Cooling time: 20 minutes

Total time: 85-95 minutes

Serves: 12


  • 5 large apples, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 cups flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 4 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 cup chopped nuts (optional)
  • 1 cup oil

Preheat oven to 350⁰F


  1. Place the apples into the bottom of a 13-inch by 9-inch baking pan.
  2. Beat the eggs and sugar together for 5 minutes.
  3. Sift the dry ingredients together, then add the oil. Mix well.
  4. Pour over and stir around the apples.
  5. Sprinkle on the cinnamon and sugar.
  6. Bake at 350⁰F for 40 minutes.

Nutrition info (per serving):

Calories:  358          Total fat: 11.4g   Sat fat: 1.2g         Carbohydrates: 59.4g Dietary Fiber: 3g Sugar: 41.2g Protein: 4.3g Cholesterol: 62mg    Sodium: 123.4mg