This is a good wholesome cake, especially nice for the fall.

Carol
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 10 inch Bundt or tube pan. In a medium bowl, combine the diced apples, 1 tablespoon white sugar and 1 teaspoon cinnamon; set aside. Sift together the flour, baking powder and salt; set aside.

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  • In a large bowl, combine 2 cups white sugar, oil, orange juice, vanilla and eggs. Beat at high speed until smooth. Stir in flour mixture. Fold in chopped walnuts.

  • Pour 1/3 of the batter into prepared pan. Sprinkle with 1/2 of the apple mixture. Alternate layers of batter and filling, ending with batter.

  • Bake in preheated oven for 55 to 60 minutes, or until the top springs back when lightly touched. Let cool in pan for 10 minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack and cool completely. Sprinkle with confectioners' sugar.

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Nutrition Facts

523 calories; 26.7 g total fat; 62 mg cholesterol; 243 mg sodium. 66.3 g carbohydrates; 6.9 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
10/10/2003
This recipe was great! Everyone that tried it loved it. We didn't have any walnuts so I just took it out of the recipe.In the flour mixture I added one tsp cinnamon which turned out really good. Another thing i changed was I added 3 cups of apples instead of 2. The last thing I did was instead of sprinkling the icing sugar on the cake I added some water to it to make it into a simple icing and poured it over.It was a bit too sweet so i might bring down the sugar next time. I think this cake would also be better in 3 layers rather than 5 (put the whole apple mixture in the center) because it became a little too mushy where the apples were...though still very good. I might add raisons and walnuts next time I make it too. I also made this cake in a ring shaped pan which looked nice with the icing. This recipe was very good! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
04/30/2003
I have never been so embarassed of something that I have baked in my life as with this cake! It was heavy took forever to bake (no my oven is not broken...) and people couldn't tell if it was banana or apple!!! Yuck! I tried one bite and had to tell people that they should eat at their own risk.... I've made many many GREAT recipes from this site but this one is DEFINATELY NOT one of them!! Thumbs down all the way. Read More
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396 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 281
  • 4 star values: 79
  • 3 star values: 16
  • 2 star values: 14
  • 1 star values: 6
Rating: 5 stars
10/10/2003
This recipe was great! Everyone that tried it loved it. We didn't have any walnuts so I just took it out of the recipe.In the flour mixture I added one tsp cinnamon which turned out really good. Another thing i changed was I added 3 cups of apples instead of 2. The last thing I did was instead of sprinkling the icing sugar on the cake I added some water to it to make it into a simple icing and poured it over.It was a bit too sweet so i might bring down the sugar next time. I think this cake would also be better in 3 layers rather than 5 (put the whole apple mixture in the center) because it became a little too mushy where the apples were...though still very good. I might add raisons and walnuts next time I make it too. I also made this cake in a ring shaped pan which looked nice with the icing. This recipe was very good! Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
04/30/2003
I have never been so embarassed of something that I have baked in my life as with this cake! It was heavy took forever to bake (no my oven is not broken...) and people couldn't tell if it was banana or apple!!! Yuck! I tried one bite and had to tell people that they should eat at their own risk.... I've made many many GREAT recipes from this site but this one is DEFINATELY NOT one of them!! Thumbs down all the way. Read More
(129)
Rating: 5 stars
10/10/2003
This recipe was great! Everyone that tried it loved it. We didn't have any walnuts so I just took it out of the recipe.In the flour mixture I added one tsp cinnamon which turned out really good. Another thing i changed was I added 3 cups of apples instead of 2. The last thing I did was instead of sprinkling the icing sugar on the cake I added some water to it to make it into a simple icing and poured it over.It was a bit too sweet so i might bring down the sugar next time. I think this cake would also be better in 3 layers rather than 5 (put the whole apple mixture in the center) because it became a little too mushy where the apples were...though still very good. I might add raisons and walnuts next time I make it too. I also made this cake in a ring shaped pan which looked nice with the icing. This recipe was very good! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/14/2003
This cake is fabulous. My husband is not big on sweets but he begs me to bake this cake. I'm terrible about overbaking things so I sprinkle sugar in the pan before pouring in the batter. It makes a sweet crust instead of dry cake! Extremely good with this cake. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/03/2005
very nice. I cannot stress enough to mix the apples in with the cake mixture and add at least 1 extra cup of apples. The texture of this cake is amazing very smooth and fine not crumbly or dry. A great buttery cake without butter a great recipe for lactose intolerant people. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/09/2003
This cake was quite good. I did make a few alterations to make it healthier. First I substituted in 1 cup of wheat flour second I used fresh oj third I used 1/2 c oil & 1/2 c applesauce. I also took one other suggestion from others and that was to use 1 cup sugar and 1/2 cup 1-2 Tablesp. of brown sugar. The last thing I did was add in 1/2 tsp. of cloves to the apple mix. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/30/2003
a good turnout!! however the baking time is just perfect at 50 mins- one should definately check the cake after 50 mins.i thought 2 cups of sugar would be too sweet so i substituted it with 1 cup white sugar & 1/2 cup brown sugar & i'm glad i did. the cake was deliciously moist with a nice crunchy crust. definately worth the effort!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/24/2003
I needed a quick easy apple cake recipe that used only staple ingredients that I had on hand. No sour cream or buttermilk etc. This recipe uses only two apples but has wonderful apple aroma and flavor. I took it to a women's group and of all the desserts they loved this cake the best. I was very surprised and thankful! The cake really was moist and flavorful. Be careful not to overbake. My edges were a little overdone but the cake was still good. Perfect autumn harvest cake. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/04/2004
Makes a delicious apple bundt cake. I omitted the nuts and added extra apples. Everyone loved it! mmm... Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/12/2002
This recipe is delightful. Read More
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