Old-Fashioned Apple Cake


This old-fashioned apple cake with walnuts and coconut is moist and delicious. It's baked in an angel food cake pan and infused with a warm, sweet glaze.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs 15 mins
Additional Time:
1 hrs
Total Time:
2 hrs 35 mins
1 10-inch cake



  • 3 cups all-purpose flour

  • 2 cups white sugar

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 1 ¼ cups vegetable oil

  • ¼ cup orange juice

  • 3 large eggs

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1 cup apple - peeled, cored, and chopped

  • 1 cup chopped walnuts

  • 1 cup flaked coconut


  • 1 cup white sugar

  • ½ cup buttermilk

  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter

  • ½ teaspoon baking soda


  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Grease and flour a 10-inch tube pan.

  2. Make the cake: Combine flour, sugar, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon in a bowl. Make a well in the center and pour in oil, orange juice, eggs, and vanilla. Mix until well combined, then stir in apple, walnuts, and coconut. Pour into the prepared pan.

  3. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean, 75 to 90 minutes. Remove from the oven and poke holes all over cake with a chopstick.

  4. Immediately make the glaze: Bring sugar, buttermilk, butter, and baking soda to a rolling boil.

  5. Pour hot glaze over cake and let stand for 1 hour. Carefully turn cake out onto a serving plate.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

498 Calories
28g Fat
61g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 16
Calories 498
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 28g 36%
Saturated Fat 7g 36%
Cholesterol 12mg 4%
Sodium 292mg 13%
Total Carbohydrate 61g 22%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 3mg 13%
Calcium 24mg 2%
Iron 1mg 8%
Potassium 105mg 2%

* 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.

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