Easy Apple Cake
Total TimePrep: 25 min. Bake: 35 min. + cooling
- 1-3/4 cups sugar
- 1 cup vegetable oil
- 3 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1-1/4 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 2 cups finely chopped peeled tart apples
- 1 cup chopped walnuts
- 1-1/4 cups whipped topping
- In a large bowl, beat the sugar, oil, eggs and vanilla until well blended. Combine the flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and baking soda; gradually beat into sugar mixture until blended. Fold in apples and walnuts.
- Transfer to a greased 13x9-in. baking dish. Bake at 350° for 35-45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack. Serve with whipped topping.
Nutrition Facts1 piece: 278 calories, 16g fat (3g saturated fat), 32mg cholesterol, 169mg sodium, 31g carbohydrate (19g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.
Dec 8, 2016
Perfect! The best yummy delicious so good Easy Apple Cake. Reduced sugar to 1 1/2 cup and use red delicious apple. I will make it again. It's a keeper.
Dec 18, 2015
Very good cake. I will definitely make this again.
Oct 24, 2015
Deeeelicious! I've made this twice for parties, and everyone raved about this cake! I wouldn't change a thing! It's moist, light, and I love the crackled, crisp top! I served it with whipped cream and drizzled salted caramel sauce! Easy and enjoyable to make and your kitchen will smell devine!
Oct 4, 2015
Really good! The texture of this cake was even better than I expected. Moist and substantial without being too wet or heavy with a light crackling crisp top that I dusted with powdered sugar. Looked pretty and tasted yummy! Perhaps because I used sweet apples instead of tart, I think it would have been better if I'd reduced the amount of sugar a bit.
Nov 22, 2014
Dec 4, 2013
I made this for my boss's mid-morning birthday party, and it was a huge hit! Super simple...and hearty enough for a breakfast treat. I made a few changes:- substituted 1/2 the oil for organic cold-pressed coconut oil (the flavor enhanced it greatly)- added a scant 1/8 tsp. of Cardamom- sprinkled the warm cake lightly with Turbinado sugar just for another fun texture- used a few more apples. We had quite a harvest of Honey Crisp apples this year and my frozen portions are probably more like 2-1/2 to 3 cups. I coarsely chopped and then drained the thawed apples before adding to the batter.- Baking time took a little longer in my glass 13 x 9 pan.I had requests for the recipe after the party and will make this regularly at home. It's fabulous and very flavorful! Excellent alone or with whipped cream or ice cream.
Apr 10, 2013
Moist and delicious, easy to make. I used 2 granny smith apples and chopped them in the food processor.
Feb 19, 2013
Just made this cake with a few changes. I used 'about' 1 1/2 cups brown sugar since I don't like things too sweet and baked it in a tube pan, and drizzled with a little vanilla glaze I had left over from another cake. Very tasty. Mine came out heavy, like a quick bread. Will definitely make this again.
Aug 15, 2012
Dec 22, 2011
I rarely write reviews on anything, but this recipe is amazing! So I just had to write a review. One of the things I like about it is that it has oil instead of butter. I substituted safflower oil for the vegetable oil and instead of cutting the apples fine, I kept them in larger chunks which gave the cake interesting consistency differences and also gave it "flavor bursts" of apples. Next time I make it, (and believe me, there will be a next time despite the fact that I rarely cook or bake), I will experiment with adding pre-soaked, plumped raisins.This cake is moist, light, and absolutely delicious!
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