17 July 2010

Weekend Cooking: Apple Cake

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Today I want to share a family recipe for Apple Cake. I'm posting it now and not it the fall because it is a great cake to take camping or to the shore or on a weekend getaway. It stays moist and good for several days and is fast and easy to make; well, you do have to peel and slice the apples. The photo shows the cake in an aluminum pan because I baked it to take to a cookout.

Hope you like this as much as my family does.

Apple Cake
  • 5 eggs
  • 1½ cups sugar
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • dash of salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4-6 medium tart apples, peeled, cored and sliced
  • Sugar and cinnamon for sprinkling
Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour a 9- by 13-inch pan.

Beat the eggs, sugar, and oil in a large bowl until well mixed. Add the flour, baking powder, salt, and vanilla. Mix well.

Pour one third of the batter into the bottom of the prepared pan. Arrange the apple slices over top in a single layer. Sprinkle on cinnamon and sugar to taste. Pour the remaining batter on top. Sprinkle with more cinnamon and sugar.

Bake for about 40 minutes, until brown on top and toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.


Rikki 7/17/10, 7:05 AM  

Another delicious recipe. Sounds quite easy to make and looks so good.

Zee 7/17/10, 7:13 AM  

Oh that sounds yummy! I might have to make that for the family.

Beth 7/17/10, 8:17 AM  

I've used a very similar recipe for a few years now and it's always a hit. I usually do mine in a bundt though...thanks for the idea of putting it in the throw away pan!

Julie P. 7/17/10, 8:22 AM  

Looks yummy and easy! My mom made one like this when I was a kid.

Kaye 7/17/10, 8:25 AM  

That looks mouth watering yummy!

Dawn @ sheIsTooFondOfBooks 7/17/10, 9:03 AM  

ooh, this is very similar to another of my Gram's recipes that I haven't thought of for years - I'll tuck this one away.

bermudaonion 7/17/10, 9:36 AM  

I'll have to try this since we don't live too far from North Carolina's apple country. It looks delicious.

Molly 7/17/10, 10:08 AM  

I LOVE apple cake (I think I love cinnamon and apple cake is a good vehicle)

This is quite similar to a recipe I have, except my cake is baked in a bundt pan (which I constantly worry if it is going to stick to the sides and not come out clean).

I will definitely try your recipe soon! Thanks for sharing :)

caite 7/17/10, 10:21 AM  

fresh for several days....lol...that is a funny one. Like there would be cake left for several days.

Arch 7/17/10, 10:49 AM  

I like your Apple Cake recipe... seems like a simple and delicious one...shall try it sometime.... I recently had made apple crisp for dessert and we loved it... so apple recipes are surely hot in my house... :)

Heather 7/17/10, 11:02 AM  

I love Apple Cake! My grandmother used to make the most delicious Apple Cake. Now I'm really craving some...

My post will go up tomorrow. I'm going out of town, but it will self publish here: http://www.capriciousreader.com/?p=5129

Margot at Joyfully Retired 7/17/10, 11:45 AM  

A long time ago I had a great apple cake recipe and then lost it. It was, as you say, great for toting to various events. The Gravenstein apples are starting to ripen here in Northern California so your recipe is going to get used soon. Thanks for sharing.

gnoegnoe 7/17/10, 1:01 PM  

OMG that looks *too* good! It'll have to wait till apple season though ;)

In Holland we eat a lot of apple pie -- and they come in many varieties but usually, to my chagrin, with raisins. So glad to see your recipe doesn't! :))

Chris 7/17/10, 9:24 PM  

I totally love that you posted this recipe today!! It's the best coincidence :D I've been literally craving apple cake recently and wanted a recipe and now I have one :)

auntie-c 7/18/10, 11:12 AM  

Might have to make this one for the office soon...

Patty 7/18/10, 3:11 PM  

That looks amazing...and I will try it...soon. My mom always made a recipe similar to this and always threw chunked apples and walnuts in it...this reminds me of hers...and we are from Ohio, too...must be a regional thing?

Darlene 7/18/10, 7:00 PM  

Yummy! I love anything apple and this sounds so good and easy plus there is nothing for salt in it which is a big plus for me. Thanks for posting this one - I'll be trying it out.

Danielle 7/18/10, 10:37 PM  

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J.G. 7/25/10, 10:37 AM  

Fall is my favorite season and apples are a big part of that. I will be trying this!

Susan Bennett 12/3/11, 1:37 AM  

I just love how you get to have cakes for breakfast in your part of the world.

Carole 5/27/12, 3:06 PM  

Thanks for linking this in to Food on Friday. We now have a great collection of apple recipes.

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