Apple Pound Cake Recipe

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An apple cider glaze makes each slice of this rich pound cake nice and sweet. It's a favorite fall treat at our house. —Mary Martin, Madison, North Carolina
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 1-1/4 hours + cooling
MAKES:16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 1-1/4 hours + cooling
MAKES: 16 servings


  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1-1/2 cups vegetable oil
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 2 cups chopped peeled tart apples
  • 1 cup chopped almonds
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1/2 cup apple cider or juice
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons butter

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 489 calories, 27g fat (4g saturated fat), 44mg cholesterol, 257mg sodium, 58g carbohydrate (37g sugars, 2g fiber), 6g protein.


  1. In a bowl, combine sugar, oil, eggs and vanilla; mix well. Combine the flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg; add to egg mixture and mix well. Stir in apples, almonds and raisins. Pour into a greased and floured 10-in. fluted tube pan.
  2. Bake at 350° for 1-1/4 to 1-1/2 hours or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool for 15 minutes before removing from pan to a wire tack to cool completely.
  3. In a saucepan, combine glaze ingredients; cook over low heat until sugar is dissolved. Prick top of cake with a fork; drizzle with glaze. Yield: 16 servings.
Originally published as Apple Pound Cake in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2002, p134

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Reviewed Oct. 22, 2009

"I made this for a church dinner and it got rave reviews."

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