Serves a Crowd

New England Apple Cake with Raisins

September 26, 2009
2 Ratings
  • Serves approximately 15
Author Notes

I have been making this cake for many years and I am proud to say it once won first place when I entered it in a "bake off" at work. Its delicious for breakfast or a light dessert. —Dotty

What You'll Need
  • Apple Mixture
  • 4 cups apples peeled and cut small (Gala, Rome, or Paula Red work well}
  • cups sugar
  • ½ cups canola or vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs slightly beaten
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • Dry ingredients
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts and/or raisins
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. With large spoon mix together apples, sugar, oil, eggs and vanilla until blended.
  3. Combine dry ingredients (except nuts and raisins) and stir into apple mixture. Mix until flour is blended in.
  4. Add nuts and raisins.
  5. Spray 9 X 13 inch pan with nonstick cooking spray and spoon mixture into pan.
  6. Bake at 350 degrees for approximately 15 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.
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7 Reviews

FrugalCat March 3, 2021
I made this in muffin cups (halved recipe). For my cooking I use turbinado sugar and coconut oil. The raisins? Presoaked in rum. But during the fall season,. I used fresh cranberries- very tart but good.
Casey October 12, 2017
I liked this recipe. I was looking for a simple cake that emphasized the fresh apples and this was perfect. It adapted well to gluten-free flour, I just had to add a couple tablespoons of liquid (I used milk but I might use fresh apple cider next time). I did have to cook it for 22 minutes, it’s wasn’t set at 15 minutes.
It will also adapt well to additions (oatmeal, flax seed, applesauce substitute for the eggs or oil, etc.) although some tweaking may be required to get the correct batter consistency.
I loved the fact I could mix this by hand. It was so fast to prepare.
jane.coombs88 October 12, 2014
I made this because I have a lot apples. It seemed really sweet to me. I would make it again, but is it possible to reduce the sugar to one cup?
whmcdevitt October 28, 2011
Very good!......reminds me of another apple cake that i make in a bundt pan.
one warning the 15 minute bake time should be 35-40 minutes.
rlr July 1, 2011
Beware! This cake is dangerously addictive. Even my 2 year old gobbles it up!
chefdechez September 30, 2009
I made this - very simple but that's its strength. I used a Gala and Rome combination which was really yummy.
BakingSodaYoda September 30, 2009
So easy. This cake practically bakes itself. And no joke, the best thing I have ever eaten.