Fresh Apple Cake

Yield: Serves 12-16


  • 3 C. (375 g) flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. nutmeg
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 C. (250 ml) oil
  • 2 C. (500 g) sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 C. (200 g) pecans or walnuts
  • 3 C. peeled, finely chopped apples, approximately 3 large apples
  • Glaze:
  • 1/2 C. (125 g) sugar
  • 1/4 C. buttermilk (or regular milk with a little vinegar to sour it)
  • 1/4 tsp. baking soda
  • 2 T. butter
  • 1 1/2 tsp. vanilla


  1. Sift together the flour, baking soda, salt, nutmeg and cinnamon.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the oil and sugar and eggs. Beat well.
  3. Add the flour mixture, beating until thoroughly mixed. The batter is extremely thick! Add the vanilla, nuts and apples.
  4. Spread batter in a greased and floured tube pan or 2 loaf pans. Bake at 350° F (180° C) for 1 hour and 15 minutes for tube pan, 45 minutes to 1 hour for loaf pans or until a toothpick poked in the center comes out clean. Remove from oven and place on a rack to cool. (Do not turn upside down or remove from pan.) While hot, brush with the glaze below.
  5. Glaze:
  6. Combine all the ingredients in a small saucepan and bring to a boil over medium heat. Boil, stirring occasionally, for 4 minutes. Spoon the glaze over the hot cake. Cool completely and remove from pan.

Step-by-Step Instructions

One Comment

  1. 11-11-2020

    Mmmmm. Apple cake in the fall. I will make this when my daughter’s inlaws are here for Thanksgiving weekend!

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