Apple Cake

Ann and Julie left us with a bag of New York State apples when they were here Sunday… What a treat. All week long I’ve been waiting for the weekend so I could come up with something fun. Victor beat me to it!

He made his Apple Cake – with a twist. The original recipe calls for a tube pan. Victor decided to make this one in a 12″ round cake pan, instead. What a treat! It came out great! The recipe below is for the tube pan – a large bundt pan works fine, as well. If you make it as a layer cake, just watch it and adjust the baking time, accordingly.

Apple Cake


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.

This cake really is excellent. Not too sweet, with a great crumb, chunks of moist, delicious apples… Perfect as a coffee cake or as a fancy dessert. It’s definitely our go-to apple cake recipe. And always will be!