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Apple Cobbler Cake

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Apple Cobbler Cake is a perfect Autumn apple dish unlike any apple dish you’ve had before!


Apple Cobbler Cake - Main image for recipe of cooked cobbler cake with drizzle


If you are a fan of apples, and are feeling a bit burned out on all your traditional apple dishes, or just like to try new things, I highly suggest this Apple Cobbler Cake.

Ok, so let’s first address the name.


Apple Cobbler Cake - sliced apples and spices in a bowl, not mixed up.


Really, what is up with the name.

It’s almost as if I didn’t know what to call it.


Apple Cobbler Cake - apples and spiced in a bowl all mixed up.


And really it’s true.

I didn’t know what to call it.

It’s not quite an apple cobbler…and it’s not a cake.


Apple Cobbler Cake - seasoned apples in casserole dish


Yet it looks like an apple cobbler but the topping is more cake like and therefore I could not think of what in the world to call this dish and decided to call it everything.  Apple Cobbler Cake.

I’ve got my bases covered.


Apple Cobbler Cake - batter topping in mixing bowl


You can call it an Apple Cobbler.

Or you can call it a loose Apple Cake.

Me, I’m going with Apple Cobbler Cake.


Apple Cobbler Cake - Batter topping poured over apples, not baked yet


Plus seeing as how I’ve already labeled all the photos, I can’t exactly change the name, can I?

So how did I come about this random recipe?


Apple Cobbler Cake - bake cobbler cake in pan.


I happened to nab myself a very old and thin cook book from an estate sale.

And this recipe was actually called something else completely of which the original name doesn’t even make sense.


Apple Cobbler Cake - dry ingredients in a small sauce pan


Apple Pudding.

However, does this look like an Apple Pudding?


Apple Cobbler Cake - liquid added to sauce pan, white color


I think not.

But the original name caught my attention because I couldn’t figure out how all the ingredients could possibly give results to match the recipe of Apple Pudding.


Apple Cobbler Cake - sauce cooked to a clear stage


So I tried it.

And exactly as my gut told me, it’s nothing like a pudding.


Apple Cobbler Cake - sauce cooked to light caramel color


It’s really more of a cobbler or a cake.

But nothing at all like a pudding.

But despite the poorly named recipe, it was actually quite tasty and may or may not have required me to eat it as my lunch for the day.


Apple Cobbler Cake - cake on a plate with a spoon over cake drizzling sauce


It’s really a tough life when you are required to photograph a dessert at lunch time and then don’t want a perfectly delicious and warm dessert to go to waste.

I loved how it kept well in the fridge, reheated well and tasted just as good the next day as it did the day of.


Apple Cobbler Cake - cake on a plate with sauce drizzled on it.


I love recipes like that.

Plus this recipe is unique and worthy of whipping up when you’ve got a few apples laying around!


Yield: 9 Servings

Apple Cobbler Cake

Apple Cobbler Cake - Cooked cobbler cake on fork
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 25 minutes


  • 6 cups sliced, seeded and peeled tart apples like Granny Smith
  • 1/2 cup + 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon allspice
  • 2 Tablespoons butter, room temperature
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup milk
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  • Optional Glaze:
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  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon corn starch
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 2 Tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla


Preheat oven to 350*F
In a bowl combine apples, with 1/2 cup of white sugar and 1 teaspoon of allspice. Mix well.
Pour into a greased 9x9 dish.
Blend together the butter, vanilla and egg.
Add salt & baking soda.
Add flour 1/4 cup at a time, blending well between additions.
Add remaining 1/2 cup of white sugar. Mix well.
Add milk and blend until smooth.
Bake for 45 minutes. You can cover with foil the last 15 minutes if you don't want crust to get too dark.
Serve warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or glaze.
Optional Glaze Recipe:
In a small sauce pan, over medium heat, combine sugar, corn starch & boiling water. Whisk constantly until mixture comes to a boil.
Whisk non-stop and boil for 5 minutes, allowing mixture to thicken to a clear liquid.
Remove from heat and add butter and vanilla. Whisk until butter is melted.
Drizzle on top of cake for an added extra sweetness.


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Sunday 13th of November 2016

I made this last night...I wasn't sure how it was going to turn out as the batter was lumpy and thin. The recipe doesn't state if the butter should be softened, melted or cold. It came out nicely and tastes amazing, even though I was skeptical :)


Tuesday 22nd of November 2016

Allyson! I'm so glad it turned out. I was a bit scared there reading your comment that you were going to hate it! I use room temperature butter. I'll update the recipe to reflect that. Great question!

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