Blue Ribbon Apple Cake


Jennie Wilburn of Long Creek, Oregon credits, 'A friend from New Hampshire gave me this recipe for her cake, which took a blue ribbon at the county fair.'

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
55 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 10 mins
16 servings


  • 3 cups all-purpose flour

  • 2 ¼ cups sugar, divided

  • 1 tablespoon baking powder

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 4 eggs

  • 1 cup vegetable oil

  • cup orange juice

  • 2 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract

  • 4 medium baking apples, peeled and thinly sliced

  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

  • ½ cup confectioners' sugar


  1. In a mixing bowl, combine flour, 2 cups sugar, baking powder and salt. Combine eggs, oil, orange juice and vanilla; add to flour mixture and mix well. In a bowl, toss apples with cinnamon and remaining sugar. Spread a third of the batter into a greased 10-in. tube pan. Top with half the apples. Repeat layers. Carefully spread remaining batter over apples. Bake at 350 degrees F for 55-65 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool in pan 15 minutes before removing to a wire rack; cool. Dust with confectioners' sugar.