This recipe keeps well and freezes even better. My family and friends love it. Great for those parties when you need to take a dessert or just because you have a sweet tooth.

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Recipe Summary

Servings:
24
Yield:
1 - 9x13 inch cake
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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. Butter a 9x13 inch pan. Spread apples evenly over the bottom of the pan.

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  • Beat eggs with mixer until thick and light. Combine sugar and oil and add to eggs.

  • Stir together flour, cinnamon, soda and salt. Add to egg mixture and beat in. stir in nuts and vanilla. Batter will be very thick.

  • Spread batter over apples in the pan. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 1 hour, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Remove from the oven and cool. Spread with Cream Cheese Icing.

  • To make Cream Cheese Icing: Beat cream cheese until fluffy. Beat in 1/4 cup melted butter, then beat in confectioners sugar and lemon juice. Spread over cooled cake. Refrigerate.

Nutrition Facts

317 calories; protein 3.2g; carbohydrates 38.6g; fat 17.5g; cholesterol 36.1mg; sodium 144.9mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (31)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
11/26/2006
I LOVE this recipe. I've made it many times. The first time I made it, I bought the ingredients to make the cream cheese topping and then decided not to. When the cake cooled, I just turned it out upsidedown on a platter and sprinkled it with confectioner's sugar instead. It was beautiful, delicious and LESS FATTENING. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
03/03/2009
Is this cake supposed to have a very thick crunchy crust? The middle was nice and moist and very good but my husband hated how crispy the outside was and I didn't like it much myself. Read More
(9)
36 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 26
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
11/26/2006
I LOVE this recipe. I've made it many times. The first time I made it, I bought the ingredients to make the cream cheese topping and then decided not to. When the cake cooled, I just turned it out upsidedown on a platter and sprinkled it with confectioner's sugar instead. It was beautiful, delicious and LESS FATTENING. Read More
(19)
Rating: 5 stars
12/13/2006
Both of my grandmothers use to make this cake when I was a child. One grandmother used vanilla and the other used lemon in the icing.This cake has always been a family favorite. Remember the batter is very thick before you put it in the pan so don't be alarmed. Read More
(12)
Rating: 5 stars
04/03/2009
This cake used to be on the menu at a restaurant I worked at. I reduced the sugar and oil with no ill effects in the cake. It was excellent. I will have to compare it with the original recipe when I unpack I think it had more cinnamon. The crust softens after a day or two in the fridge. I prefer it after the crust has softened and the flavors meld. Read More
(10)
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Rating: 5 stars
03/21/2005
this cake is awesome...orginal cake....and the 3 eggs makes it more tender... Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
03/03/2009
Is this cake supposed to have a very thick crunchy crust? The middle was nice and moist and very good but my husband hated how crispy the outside was and I didn't like it much myself. Read More
(9)
Rating: 5 stars
09/30/2008
My SISTER makes this cake and flat REFUSES to share the recipe with us! Oh but she shamelessly flaunts this wonderful cake in front of us!! Well thank you for sharing your recipe. This is by far one of the very best ways to use apples ever....I've taken this to every pot luck we're invited to and people actually ask us to bring it. Really worth making - double it it doesn't last very long!:0 (I can't wait till she comes to visit and I present her with slice!) Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/30/2006
I have made this recipe for years. Everyone loves it. I got this recipe in a recipe collection called "My great recipes" that I ordered from a cookbook. Everyone asks me to make this cake. I love it warm. Read More
(6)
Rating: 5 stars
07/18/2007
WOW! I love this recipe! We only eat granny smith apples and I ended up with a bag that weren't so I was looking for a recipe to use these up and this just what I was looking for. On the sweet side but man it hits the spot. Thanks for sharing! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/14/2015
This is the same exact recipe that I use. I found it in a Bensen & Hedges cookbook called Recipes from Great American Inns. It says this cake is served at The Captain Whidbey Inn in Coupeville Washington. I love this cake and my family is always requesting me to make it. Read More
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