Apple Dapple Cake with Lime Glaze

This is a moist, rich, robust apple cake. It's over-the-top with lots of different flavors and one you will never forget once you've tasted it. Enjoy!

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs 8 mins
Additional Time:
40 mins
Total Time:
2 hrs 8 mins
1 10-inch tube cake


  • 1 cup vegetable oil

  • 1 cup brown sugar

  • 1 cup white sugar

  • ½ cup butter, softened

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour

  • 3 eggs

  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg

  • 2 cups peeled and diced tart apples

  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

  • 1 cup raisins

  • 1 cup chopped walnuts

  • 1 cup flaked coconut


  • ¾ cup butter

  • 1 cup brown sugar

  • ¼ cup milk


  • 1 cup margarita mix

  • ½ cup confectioners' sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 10-inch tube pan.

  2. Beat vegetable oil, 1 cup brown sugar, white sugar, and 1/2 cup butter in a bowl with an electric mixer until creamy. Beat in flour, eggs, vanilla extract, salt, baking soda, and nutmeg until batter is smooth.

  3. Toss apples with lemon juice in a bowl; coat evenly with cinnamon. Fold apples, raisins, walnuts, and coconut into the batter. Pour batter into the prepared pan; smooth the top.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven, rotating halfway, until a wooden skewer inserted into the center comes out clean, about 1 hour. Let cool, about 10 minutes. Poke holes all over the cake with a skewer.

  5. Melt 3/4 cup butter in a small saucepan over medium heat. Add 1 cup brown sugar and milk, stirring frequently until sauce comes to a boil. Cook for 3 minutes.

  6. Pour sauce slowly over the cake, filling all the holes and letting it soak in evenly. Let cake cool in the pan completely, at least 30 minutes.

  7. Stir margarita mix and confectioners' sugar together in a bowl until smooth and glossy. Invert cake onto a serving platter and drizzle glaze on top.

Cook's Notes:

You may use a 6x8x2-inch pan and reduce the baking time by 10 minutes.

To take it even further over the top, you could zest a lime and/or sprinkle shredded coconut over the top of the glaze. You could also add a splash of tequila to the glaze.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

1020 Calories
57g Fat
124g Carbs
9g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 10
Calories 1020
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 57g 73%
Saturated Fat 21g 104%
Cholesterol 117mg 39%
Sodium 598mg 26%
Total Carbohydrate 124g 45%
Dietary Fiber 4g 14%
Total Sugars 89g
Protein 9g
Vitamin C 3mg 13%
Calcium 91mg 7%
Iron 3mg 18%
Potassium 357mg 8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.