Nobby Apple Cake

The Most Delicious Nobby Apple Cake: New Recipe In 2024

One of the classic dishes you should be making for an open house is this Nobby Apple Cake. It is one of my favorite dishes to make for visitors at dinner parties because of the wonderful aroma of freshly made cake and baked apples that fill the entire space!

Nobby Apple Cake
Nobby Apple Cake

This old recipe is sometimes called a “Knobby Cake,” but it’s the same for any variation of this traditional delicacy!

With lots of delicious apples, spices, and butter for that melt-in-your-mouth richness, it’s usually a hit with the crowd.

When you add a scoop of ice cream or whipped cream, it’s understandable why people keep coming back for more!

However, flying alone is more than adequate in all honesty.

Why You’ll Love This Nobby Apple Cake

  • It’s delicious any time of year and is bursting with amazing fall flavors!
  • It’s a great alternative for inexperienced bakers because it’s quite simple to prepare.
  • Fresh apples and fall spices will create a beautiful aroma that will fill your home.
  • It goes great with all kinds of toppings, such as whipped cream, ice cream, and caramel sauce drizzled over!
  • It’s a great family dish because the flavor profile appeals to dessert enthusiasts of all ages.

What is the history of apple cake in France?

It is difficult to pinpoint the precise beginnings of the French apple cake, or “Gâteau aux Pommes,” although the dish has a long history in French cooking customs that involve baking with seasonal fruits. In Chef John’s version, dark rum is used for depth of flavor along with sliced Honeycrisp apples (skin on).

What is the sweetest apple?

Although there is a huge range of apples with different flavors, fuji apples have the sweetest taste, followed by gala, Honeycrisp, and Red Delicious apples. These apples are delicious both raw and as a snack. McIntosh, Pink Lady, and Granny Smith are on the tart end of the spectrum.

Ingredients for Nobby Apple Cake

  • 3 tbsp unsalted butter softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg beaten
  • ½ tsp. cinnamon
  • ½ tsp nutmeg
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 cups apples diced and peeled
  • ¼ cup walnuts chopped
  • ½ cup milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • Caramel sauce for topping, if desired

How to Make Nobby Apple Cake

Just so you know, it will take you approximately 10 minutes (give or take!) to prepare this recipe.

It’s, therefore, really simple and quick.

Step 1: The oven temperature should be set to 350°F.

Step 2: Grease a baking pan that is 8 inches square.

Step 3: Place the sugar and butter in a bowl and use a mixer to cream the mixture until it is well mixed.

Step 4: Add the eggs and stir.

Step 5: Combine flour, baking soda, salt, nutmeg, and cinnamon by sifting them.

Step 6: Combine these ingredients with the whipped mixture, milk, vanilla, and walnuts.

Nobby Apple Cake
Nobby Apple Cake

Step 7: After spreading the batter onto the baking pan, bake it for 45 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the cake comes out clean.

Step 8: Allow the cake to cool a little before slicing it.

Step 9: You can serve your cake as-is, with whipped cream, ice cream, or caramel sauce!

Recipe Tips and Tricks

Measure your ingredients precisely to prevent your cake from sinking in the center. This should keep the moisture and dryness of your cake just right!

It is recommended that the apples be thoroughly incorporated with the dry ingredients. The fruit will adhere better to the cake batter if it is thoroughly coated. This ought to prevent the fruit from falling to the pan’s bottom!

Cut your apples into uniform cubes once you’ve cored them for a delicious final product. If you’re not attentive, you’ll get apples with wildly disparate sizes—some crunchy and some mushy!

Avoid consuming too much sugar. Although uncommon, a cake like this could crumble when cut if it contains too much sugar.

I strongly suggest serving your Nobby Apple Cake with a dollop of caramel sauce if your cake turns dry. It should somewhat soak into the cake and add much-needed moisture if you warm it up.

A cake should not be overbaked. Although it may seem apparent, overbaking your cake will produce an extremely hard top and extremely mushy fruit.

Instructions for Nobby Apple Cake

Turn the oven on to 350°F. Coat an 8-inch baking pan with grease.

Combine the sugar and butter in a bowl and beat with a mixer until smooth. Add eggs and stir.

Mix the flour, baking soda, salt, nutmeg, and cinnamon. Add to creamed mixture and stir. Add the milk, vanilla, walnuts, and apples and stir.

Fill the baking pan with ingredients. Cook the cake for 45 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Allow to cool slightly before slicing.

Serve simply, with whipped cream, ice cream, or caramel sauce.

Apple Recipes

  • Apple Spice Cake
  • Apple Cake with Butterscotch Sauce
  • Apple Crisp Bars
  • Apple Raisin Cake
  • Apple Magic Dessert
  • Apple Upside Down Cake
  • Apple Crisp
  • Maple Apple Pudding
  • Apple Slab Pie
  • Air Fryer Apples
  • Apple Compote
  • Apple Pie Egg Rolls

Storage Instructions for Nobby Apple Cake

After the cake has cooled completely on a wire rack, you should move it to a refrigerator-safe container and store it there. In this fashion, it should remain fresh for up to five days.

You can store it at room temperature if you’d like. Remember that it will go bad after about three days without refrigeration!

Nobby Apple Cake
Nobby Apple Cake

Can I Freeze?

Once totally cooled, this Nobby Apple Cake freezes beautifully.

Cover it in several layers of foil and plastic wrap, and then put each piece into a freezer bag.

You should use the contents of each bag within three months, so I recommend marking the freezing date on them.

Simply thaw it in the fridge overnight before eating, and you’ll be set to go!

Apples for Baking

I adore incorporating Honeycrisp apples into my baked goods. Try Granny Smith apples, Braeburn apples, Pink Lady apples, Gala apples, or Cortland apples instead if you can’t find them.


For this dish, I always recommend using Granny Smith or Honeycrisp apples because they hold up well when cooked and have a tiny tartness. Gala or Fuji apples can be added to these if you prefer extremely sweet desserts!

Incorporate a handful of raisins or any other dried fruit into the mixture to give your cake some structure.

Frequently Asked Questions (about) Nobby Apple Cake

What are the best kind of apples for cake?

Granny Smith or Honeycrisp apples are suggested in most recipes because of their heartier texture, which can withstand a longer baking time. (MacIntosh is known for being soft if that’s your preferred texture!)

Why is apple cake called apple cake?

Apple cakes are cakes whose primary flavor and components are apples.

Is apple cake made from leftover cake?

Other than its name, this cake has nothing to do with apples; yes, it is made with leftover chocolate cake crumbles from bakeries.

How long will apple cake keep?

What is the shelf life of apple cake? At room temperature, freshly cooked apple cake is kept for up to three days. It will be kept nicely in the refrigerator for three to four days.

What nationality is apple cake?

The first apple cake recipe ever discovered originated in Blighty and was written down by Geoffrey Chaucer in 1381.

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