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A slice of Fresh Apple Chunk Olive Oil Cake has been removed from the cake and sits on a bamboo plate.

Fresh Apple Chunk Olive Oil Cake

This recipe for Fresh Apple Chunk Olive Oil Cake is the last apple cake recipe you'll need. A perfect fall feeling dense and delicious cake filled with apple chunks and toasted nuts
4 from 2 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Additional Time 1 hour
Total Time 2 hours
Course Desserts & Snacks
Cuisine American
Servings 8
Calories 479 kcal


  • 1 ¼ cups mild olive oil or other fairly neutral oil
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • ¾ cup packed light brown sugar
  • 3 large 168 grams eggs at room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 2 ½ cups 300 grams all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin spice
  • 4 cups 525 grams tart apples, peeled, cored, diced (about 1 ½ pounds whole apples)
  • 1 cup 100 grams toasted chopped walnuts
  • Powdered sugar if desired


  • Heat oven to 350­F.
    Place the oil and sugars into the bowl of a stand mixer (or good hand mixer) and mix, at medium speed, until the sugars dissolve (about 2 minutes). Add the eggs one at a time, along with the vanilla, mix well. 
  • Mix together in a bowl the flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and pumpkin spice. 
    Lower mixer speed to medium-low, slowly add the flour mixture into the wet ingredients; mix until well incorporated. 
  • Remove the bowl from the mixer and stir in the apples and walnuts making sure to distribute them well within the batter. The batter will be thick.
  • Prepare a bunt pan by spraying it well with cooking spray, then lightly flour. Evenly spoon the batter into the pan. Place the pan in the middle of the preheated oven and bake 45 to 50 minutes or until a toothpick, inserted into the center, comes out clean and the cake springs back when lightly pressed.
  • Remove the cake to a cooling tray. Allow to sit 30 minutes then invert and remove the pan. Set the cake right-side up. Cool the cake completely. Dust with powdered sugar, if desired.


LindySez: Feel free to use a variety of apples in this cake.


Serving: 1gSodium: 286mgSugar: 44gFiber: 2gCalories: 479kcalPolyunsaturated Fat: 19gSaturated Fat: 3gFat: 23gProtein: 3gCarbohydrates: 67g
Keyword apples, cake, fall, olive oil cake
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