Victor has been charged with making his Apple Cake for great-nephew Miles’ Christening.

This is one of those perfect foods – it works for any meal from breakfast to late-night noshing. It is a lush dessert or a simple coffee cake – simply by changing the time it is served. You can’t beat that kind of flexibility.

You also can’t beat the flavor. This is one good cake.

Victor made one to bring to the Christening and then decided we needed one, too! Two cakes in one day. See my tummy smile!

Naturally, in order to make a good apple cake, you need good apples. He used a combination of granny smith and honeycrisp apples for these. Not all apples are created equal when it comes to baking. Any apple will make a good cake but granny smith and another flavorful apple suitable for cooking will always make a great one!

Apple Cake

  • 3 cups flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup oil
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 4 tsp sugar
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • 5 large apples

Preheat oven to 350°.  Peel and cut apples into small chunks.  Add 4 tsp sugar and 2 tsp cinnamon and stir together.

Combine flour, sugar, baking powder and set aside.

Beat together eggs, OJ & vanilla.  Add oil, mix in flour mixture.

In a well-greased tube pan, pour alternate layers of batter and apples.  Sprinkle cinnamon and sugar on top.

Bake at 350° for 1 1/2 hours or until cake tests done.

Cool before slicing.


Don’t try and cut back on the oil. It’s a full cup for a reason. Eat small pieces. It’s cake – not health food. It’s not supposed to be eaten in large quantities. It’s c-a-k-e.

Yummy cake.