- 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
- Preheat oven to 350°. Grease and flour a 10-in. fluted tube pan.
- 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.
- 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.
Reviews for Aunt Lou's Fresh Apple Cake
"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."
"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."
"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."
"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!"
"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"
"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..."
"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."
"How could anyone not like this cake ? Wonderful recipe ! Thank you for submitting :-)"
"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"
"This is a great cake - plain, with powdered sugar, or frosted! A nice texture and apple in every bite."