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Aunt Lou's Fresh Apple Cake Recipe
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Aunt Lou's Fresh Apple Cake Recipe

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My Great-Aunt Lou made a luscious apple cake that became a family tradition. My mom makes it for our annual beach trip to the Outer Banks. —Cristy King, Scott Depot, West Virginia
Featured In: 28 Best Fall Cakes
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 50 min. + cooling
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 50 min. + cooling
MAKES: 12 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup canola oil
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3 cups chopped peeled apples (about 3 medium)
  • Confectioners' sugar

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 445 calories, 20g fat (2g saturated fat), 47mg cholesterol, 249mg sodium, 62g carbohydrate (37g sugars, 2g fiber), 5g protein.

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Grease and flour a 10-in. fluted tube pan.
  2. In a large bowl, beat sugar, oil, eggs and vanilla until well blended. In another bowl, whisk flour, salt and baking powder; gradually beat into oil mixture. Stir in apples. Transfer batter to prepared pan.
  3. Bake 50-60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan 10 minutes. Run a knife around sides and center tube of pan. Remove cake to a wire rack to cool completely. Dust with confectioners' sugar. Yield: 12 servings.
Editor’s Note: To remove cakes easily, use solid shortening to grease plain and fluted tube pans.
Originally published as Aunt Lou's Fresh Apple Cake in Taste of Home September/October 2015, p64


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cherylyoung User ID: 5912806 256803
Reviewed Nov. 14, 2016

"Good cake but I thought it could have used more apples.I also added 1 tsp. butter extract & 2 tsp. cinnamon, so it wasn't so bland."

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VictoriaElaine User ID: 3422096 255590
Reviewed Oct. 18, 2016

"I added cinnamon to the recipe, but it still was on the bland side. I have tried other recipes for apple bundt cake which are much better. I will stick with those."

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heidiclark1 User ID: 2771648 255508
Reviewed Oct. 16, 2016

"I made this recipe with a few changes as suggested by other reviewers. I added 1 t. cinnamon and 1/4 c. brown sugar to the apples before stirring them in. I also substituted 1 t. baking soda for the baking powder. With these changes this was a moist cake with a bit of a crisp 'crust.' Each slice is packed full of apples. We neither iced it nor dusted it with powdered sugar and it was delicious."

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vwcoyote User ID: 7436594 255497
Reviewed Oct. 16, 2016

"Followed the recipe exactly. Not heavy, no complaints. It is wonderful and very easy to make. I might add some cinnamon next time, but this is a winner as it is. Thank you for sharing your recipe!"

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klb2909 User ID: 8902826 255484
Reviewed Oct. 16, 2016

"Few ingredients...what could be easier? I had lots of hand-picked apples...but I should have read the reviews first. The leaden cake sits on the counter...it needed what? cinnamon? sour cream? different leavening? I already recycled the paper I printed the recipe on and now will take it OUT of my recipe box"

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msdkl User ID: 8619187 255434
Reviewed Oct. 14, 2016

"I had high hopes for the cake based on the reviews (it seems so many people liked this cake) but found it barely something I could eat. The smell of the cake was like the canola oil and it stuck to the pan (even with butter/flour to coat the pan and waiting 10 minutes before taking the cake out). Like another reviewer, the batter was very thick. I bake a lot of cakes and was hoping to surprise my kids with an after school treat but it was not well received..."

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lailabakes User ID: 8583482 255423
Reviewed Oct. 14, 2016

"This recipe is very similar to mine, however it I impossible for 1 tsp baking powder to work for 3 cups flour. The standard is at least 1 tsp per cup of flour. This would be a brick and no way it will rise, plus apples are acidic and need baking soda. FYI: 1 tsp baking soda is equivalent to 4 tsp baking powder. I can't believe there is so many high ratings unless people were using 1 tsp baking soda not baking powder. Also try tossing your apples with 1/4 cup brown sugar and a little cinnamon. It will take it to a higher level."

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WonkyGirl User ID: 8252934 255410
Reviewed Oct. 14, 2016

"How could anyone not like this cake ? Wonderful recipe ! Thank you for submitting :-)"

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conneran1 User ID: 8051529 255388
Reviewed Oct. 13, 2016

"I just made the cake, I used lots of shortening to grease the tube pan, and when I removed it from the pan, it stuck. Taste is good, took maximum time, can it be baked in a 9x13? I used honeycrisp apples and very good taste. M.Anderson"

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jdlobe User ID: 8274552 255359
Reviewed Oct. 13, 2016

"This is a great cake - plain, with powdered sugar, or frosted! A nice texture and apple in every bite."

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