The best apple cake you have ever tasted. If desired, add 1/2 cup nuts and 1/2 cup raisins.

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Ingredients

24
Original recipe yields 24 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 9x13 inch pan.

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  • Chop apples finely and place into a large bowl. In a separate bowl, beat eggs and oil together and pour over apples. Let stand while mixing the dry ingredients.

  • in a medium bowl, mix sugar, flour, 1 teaspoon salt, cinnamon, nutmeg and baking soda. Fold into apples, eggs and oil and mix well. Batter will be thick.

  • Pour into prepared 9x13 inch pan, and bake at 350 degrees F ( 175 degrees C) for 45 minutes. Once cool frost with Cream Cheese Icing.

  • To Make Cream Cheese Frosting: In a medium bowl, combine cream cheese, milk, vanilla and pinch of salt. Gradually add sugar, beating until frosting is smooth. Add additional milk, 1 tablespoon at a time, until frosting is desired consistency.

Nutrition Facts

268 calories; 10.7 g total fat; 26 mg cholesterol; 236 mg sodium. 41.4 g carbohydrates; 2.6 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (87)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
05/14/2006
My grandmother made this cake for us grandchildren for many many years but the REAL recipe is made with 2 cubes of butter not OIL everything else is the same. It is not greasy. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
11/10/2003
This was not a hit at our house. The cake had a very oily texture. We did not eat it. Sorry. Read More
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92 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 74
  • 4 star values: 13
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
05/14/2006
My grandmother made this cake for us grandchildren for many many years but the REAL recipe is made with 2 cubes of butter not OIL everything else is the same. It is not greasy. Read More
(69)
Rating: 4 stars
05/14/2006
My grandmother made this cake for us grandchildren for many many years but the REAL recipe is made with 2 cubes of butter not OIL everything else is the same. It is not greasy. Read More
(69)
Rating: 5 stars
11/07/2008
This cake is very good. Used 1/2 cup less sugar in the cake, and 1 cup less sugar in the frosting, as I find with too much sugar you can't taste the food as well. Also works well subbing applesauce for half the oil, and using half whole wheat flour. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/16/2004
This recipe is "the Best". I read others reviews and expected the batter to be thick, but not soooo thick. It was more like a crumble mixture, and I literally had to press it into the pan with my hand. But, to my surprise, it was fantastic! Everyone loved it, as it was quite different with a very cruchy crust and soft and almost toffee like middle. Forget the frosting, it doesn't need it. Lovely cold but extra special served warm as a desert, with whipped cream and dusted with powdered sugar. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/06/2003
Excellent apple cake! Don't be discouraged by the batter's thickness it is actually more like a dough than a batter but remember that apples are full of water and it balances out. The icing is awesome! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/06/2003
Really is the BEST apple cake ever! I usually make it without the frosting, it's still good. Even tried it using wheat flour. One note: when the recipe says "batter will be thick," that is the understatement of the year. The batter will be extremely thick. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/26/2004
first time i've used vegetable oil for a cake and you know what? it tasted great:) very flavourful but i think next time i'll reduce oil a bit as the middle was just a tad too dense. Read More
(10)
Rating: 5 stars
09/04/2011
I loved this cake!!!! I made this for my grandmother's birthday. I was nervous because she is a great baker! Everyone loved it and my grandma had two pieces!! I did add golden raisins crushed pecans and vanilla to the batter. I also used the cream cheese II recipe from this site and added cinnamon and white vanilla for extra flavor and topped with sugared pecans!!! This was a big hit! Thanks for the recipe I will definitely be making this again and again!!! Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
11/10/2003
This was not a hit at our house. The cake had a very oily texture. We did not eat it. Sorry. Read More
(7)
Rating: 5 stars
07/14/2003
This cake is a real winner. It opened to rave reviews the first time I made it. Yes the batter is super thick but the finished product is so moist and delicious. Read More
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