Grandma's Old-fashioned Fresh Spiced Apple Loaf Recipe Is So Moist by Donna John

Grandma's Old-fashioned Fresh Spiced Apple Loaf Recipe Is So Moist

This moist apple loaf recipe from my grandma's recipe box starts with a boxed spice cake mix. And, what a great start it is! This apple bread is super moist and full of cinnamon and spices without you having to bake from scratch. That's always a plus in my book! 

The box cake mix is stirred together with chopped apples, eggs, oil, flour, cinnamon and, if you want, raisins. (Raisins are a persona thing, you either love 'em or hate 'em). The apple bread is baked in a loaf pan in the oven for about 40 minutes, then cooled before serving. The result is an irresistible apple bread (or is it cake?) that you'll crave for a snack, dessert and breakfast. So easy, and so delicious!

Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 35 to 40 minutes
Total Time: 45 to 50 minutes
Servings: Makes 2 loaves


  • 1 box (16 ounces) spice cake mix
  • 2 large apples, peeled, cored and chopped
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup raisins (optional)

Here's how to make it: 

  1. Stir all ingredients in a bowl with a spoon until well blended. Divide batter between two greased and floured 9x5-inch loaf pans. (You can line the pan with parchment paper, if preferred.)
  2. Bake in a preheated 350-degree F oven for 35 to 40 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool loaves in pan for about 2 hours before removing.

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Vegetable Oil $2 & Up
Flour $2 & Up
Ground Cinnamon $3 & Up
Raisins $3 & Up
Loaf Pans $6 & Up
Recipe Boxes $6 & Up
Parchment Paper $3 & Up

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Elisa Schmitz
Complete and total YUM, Donna John . I love your grandma's recipes!
Simple breads like this are such a wholesome idea...
What a wonderful apple recipe! 🍎🍎

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