Sherelle Christensen,

The cool, fall air brings relief, and while most people indulge in everything pumpkin, apples should not be forgotten. This delicious Old Fashioned Apple Sheet Cake is one of my favorite fall desserts. This moist and tender cake has a soft cinnamon flavor, and the apples bake to perfection. My family likes to serve it to our harvest crew during potato harvest, and my kids love to pack leftovers in their lunch bags for school.

Apple Sheet Cake

  • 2 cups plus 2 Tbs. flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 3/4 tsp. baking soda
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 – 2 1/2 cups apples, peeled and chopped

Combine flour, sugar and cinnamon in a large mixing bowl or mixer. In a small saucepan, combine shortening, butter and water. Bring to a boil and pour over dry mixture. Mix until blended. Add in buttermilk, soda and eggs, and stir well in between each ingredient. Gently fold in apples. Place dough in a 15”x3” greased jelly roll pan. Bake at 400 degrees for about 20 minutes. Set on wire rack to cool.


  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 6 Tbs. milk
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 3 3/4 cup powdered sugar

Melt butter and add milk and vanilla. Add in enough powdered sugar to make a slightly thick frosting, but still thin enough to drizzle. Gently drizzle frosting over cooled cake. Enjoy!