Deep South Apple Cake

By • September 23, 2009 • 19 Comments



Author Notes: Want an explosion of fresh apple? My Mississippi Delta born mum's recipe will do it. With 3 cups of apple to 3 cups of flour, it only JUST holds together, but the taste is so divine, you won't mind the crumble. Take care when removing this cake from the pan - it requires delicate handling. I prefer this cake with the tartness of Granny Smith apples.Frugal Kiwi

Serves 12

  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 1/2 cup cooking oil of your choice
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 juice of a lemon
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3 cups peeled and chopped fresh apples
  • 1 1/2 cup chopped pecans (optional)
  • 2 eggs, well beaten
  1. Preheat oven to 325 (160C). Grease a tube pan and dust with flour.
  2. Combine sugar, oil, vanilla extract, eggs, lemon juice, and salt in a large mixing bowl. Beat well.
  3. Mix flour and baking soda then add to the first mixture and beat well.
  4. Add apples and pecans, if using, and mix well.
  5. Pour into prepared tube pan.
  6. Bake 1 ½ hours, until golden on top. Let sit a few minutes, then unmold.
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9 months ago Lisa Romanova

Really nice and easy recipe. I cut the sugar in half (and therefore added less lemon) and added just 1 cup of oil and it still came out great. Will try cutting out a bit more sugar and oil next time round to see if it still works. I'm baking for my toddler and want to make sure her snacks are tasty but healthy.

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over 1 year ago Gelfo

I made this for Thanksgiving, and it was FANTASTIC!!!!!!! I made it gluten free (with GF AP flour), and used one cup of brown sugar and one cup of evaporated cane juice. And, I made it with quinces instead of apples. GREAT RECIPE!!!!! Not sure what happened with those who commented before, but it turned out just like the photo, and I love it!! Have been eating it all day!!!! THANKS!!!!!

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almost 2 years ago DeirdreMS

Made this the other night but it came out way too oily for my taste.

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almost 2 years ago mksgurl1

I made this last night since i had tons of apples on hand and the cake did not come out like the picture at all. I may have done something wrong the cake was VERY dense not crumb like at all. I did substitute apple sauce for the oil since i had no oil at hand. could that have been the problem?

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about 2 years ago Aryn

I've made this a few times and it turns out so nice. Made mine in a bundt pan and so many have asked me for the recipe.

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almost 5 years ago Frugal Kiwi

Sorry to come in so late elizacbrown, but yes, it should do fine in a bundt pan. My mother bakes it that way.

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almost 5 years ago Frugal Kiwi

Sorry to come in so late elizacbrown, but yes, it should do fine in a bundt pan. My mother bakes it that way.

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almost 5 years ago Frugal Kiwi

Sorry to come in so late elizacbrown, but yes, it should do fine in a bundt pan. My mother bakes it that way.

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almost 5 years ago Frugal Kiwi

Sorry to come in so late elizacbrown, but yes, it should do fine in a bundt pan. My mother bakes it that way.

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almost 5 years ago Frugal Kiwi

Sorry to come in so late elizacbrown, but yes, it should do fine in a bundt pan. My mother bakes it that way.

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almost 5 years ago Frugal Kiwi

Sorry to come in so late elizacbrown, but yes, it should do fine in a bundt pan. My mother bakes it that way.

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almost 5 years ago Frugal Kiwi

Sorry to come in so late elizacbrown, but yes, it should do fine in a bundt pan. My mother bakes it that way.

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almost 5 years ago elizacbrown

Question: You mention to take care removing the cake from the pan. Do you think it will do okay in a Bundt pan?

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almost 5 years ago FrugalMinnesotan

I made this and took it to a potluck. It was well received. Moist, crumbly, with all those wonderful apple chunks.

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almost 5 years ago Frugal Kiwi

Evapaula, I'd generally use 375 grams All-Purpose flour for this cake and 375 grams regular granulated sugar.

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almost 5 years ago evapaula

I would really like to try this recipe, but I have some troubles with the conversion from cups to grams (I live in Germany) because the conversion ratio is dependent on the exact ingredients. So: What kind of sugar did you use? And what kind of flour? Thanks!

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almost 5 years ago debbiek

I made this for my family's Rosh Hashanah dinner and it was a HUGE hit. My dad liked it so much he hid the leftovers from the next night's guests.

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almost 5 years ago Frugal Kiwi

See a recent review of this recipe at Debbie Koenig's "Words To Eat By" http://wordstoeatby.blogspot...

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almost 5 years ago Frugal Kiwi

See a recent review of this recipe at Debbie Koenig's "Words To Eat By" http://wordstoeatby.blogspot...