This easy apple cake gets covered with a sweet cream cheese frosting and chopped nuts.

Recipe Summary

Servings:
14
Yield:
1 - 10 inch tube or bundt pan
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Ingredients

14
Original recipe yields 14 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Grease one 10 inch tube pan.

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  • Beat together the oil, eggs, vanilla and sugar.

  • Sift together the flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg. Add to egg mixture; stir in apples, nuts and raisins.

  • Pour into prepared pan and bake at 325 degrees F (165 degrees C) for 1 1/2 hrs or until a cake tester inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool and frost with cream cheese icing. Sprinkle top with 1/4 cup fine chopped nuts.

Nutrition Facts

691 calories; protein 6.1g 12% DV; carbohydrates 81.4g 26% DV; fat 39.6g 61% DV; cholesterol 39.9mg 13% DV; sodium 350.8mg 14% DV. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
11/06/2002
Awesome apple cake recipe! Be ready for a rich apple cake here, maybe decrease the vegetable oil to 1 1/4 C. but otherwise a melt in your mouth, moist, richly flavored traditional apple cake that you can take anywhere and people will be licking the plate for the crumbs! Chef Marian Thompson Certified Pastry Chef Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
09/12/2003
I apoligize in advance, because I truly don't enjoy giving recipes a bad rating and fortunately in the past, I haven't had a reason to do so. However, as soon as this dough was completed I told my husband that it had an odd odor but refrained from telling him what I felt it smelled like, only because I wanted to give the cake a chance to bake. When it was almost done, I put in the cake tester, took a sniff and realized that the baking time had not improved the aroma. I took the cake tester to my husband and asked him to tell me what it smelled like and it was as if he had read my mind. Again, I apolize, but it smells and unfortunately tastes like, well, I hate to say it, but like Playdough. Maybe it's all the oil, I don't know, but I know I'll never make this cake again. So sorry....really:)! Read More
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74 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 54
  • 4 star values: 14
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 1 stars
09/11/2003
I apoligize in advance, because I truly don't enjoy giving recipes a bad rating and fortunately in the past, I haven't had a reason to do so. However, as soon as this dough was completed I told my husband that it had an odd odor but refrained from telling him what I felt it smelled like, only because I wanted to give the cake a chance to bake. When it was almost done, I put in the cake tester, took a sniff and realized that the baking time had not improved the aroma. I took the cake tester to my husband and asked him to tell me what it smelled like and it was as if he had read my mind. Again, I apolize, but it smells and unfortunately tastes like, well, I hate to say it, but like Playdough. Maybe it's all the oil, I don't know, but I know I'll never make this cake again. So sorry....really:)! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/05/2002
Awesome apple cake recipe! Be ready for a rich apple cake here, maybe decrease the vegetable oil to 1 1/4 C. but otherwise a melt in your mouth, moist, richly flavored traditional apple cake that you can take anywhere and people will be licking the plate for the crumbs! Chef Marian Thompson Certified Pastry Chef Read More
(52)
Rating: 5 stars
07/15/2004
Excellent Recipe!! Made a few alterations: I soaked the raisens in Rum, and then removed the raisens, added a 1/4 a cup of brown sugar and 1 tbl of cinnamon sugar. Cooked it over the stove for about 5 minutes till thick. Then poured the sauce over the apples and the raisens and let them soak while I made the cake batter. I also put a crumb topping on the top of the cake! Turned out wonderful!!! Light and moist!! Delicious! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/23/2006
Like previous reviews I cut oil down to 1C and used 1/2 C of apple sauce. I used a bundt pan and drizzled cream cheese frosting on top. I also omitted the walnuts and used chopped pecans on top....It was excellent and the presentation was amazing! Read More
(14)
Rating: 5 stars
09/27/2003
Wonderful cake! I made a few adjustments - cut oil to 1 cup added 1/2 cup applesauce and cut sugar to 1 1/4 cup - and it turned out very moist and flavorful. I also used egg substitute and skipped the frosting. Cake was even better the next day. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/15/2007
It is awesome!!! I made a few changes--I increased the cinnamon to 1 tsp added an extra cup of apples and I added 1/8 tsp cloves. I also used my own cream cheese glaze. I will make it again and again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/26/2006
This is a wonderful recipe. The cake is moist flavorful and simple to do. It give the aroma and taste of the holiday season and people will think you spent hours making it. A must try for anyone who loves apple cake. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/16/2003
my family loved it Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/16/2005
Excellent! just like my grandma's recipe which I couldn't find. I did cut back on the oil about 1/4 cup and replaced it with applesauce. I also made it in a 9x13 pan so I didn't need to cook it as long...only about an hour. Thanks for the great recipe! Read More
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