Apple Breakfast Cake

Cake for breakfast? Yes, please.

So, my mom is awesome and bakes cakes for breakfast.  This is, obviously, how I developed my sweet tooth and love for baking. Yesterday, Mama Bretschneider told me she was making a Breakfast Apple Cake so I forced her to take lots of pictures so I could share this recipe with you andddd here it is!  This cake isn’t overly sweet and has a good amount of fruit in it so it’s actually healthier than a lot of other breakfast foods.  Thanks, Mama B.

Mama Bretschneider


  • 4 cups Gravenstein Apples or Braeburn, peeled and diced (about 4 apples)
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 cups chopped walnuts
  • 1 cup raisins (optional)
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
2. Mix together diced apples, eggs, sugar and oil
3. Slowly mix in the remaining dry ingredients
4. Pour into an 8 1/2 by 11 inch pan that’s been sprayed with non-stick cooking spray
5. Bake for 50 minutes (or until a toothpick comes out cleanly from the center of the cake)
6. Allow cake to cool completely before cutting.  PATIENCE IS A VIRTUE.
The finished product: Apple Breakfast Cake!