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A bundt pan with a fresh apple cake in the oven.

Fresh Apple Cake

  • Author: Louisiana Woman
  • Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Yield: 12 slices 1x


A delicious cake made with fresh apples and a flavor that intensifies after a few days as the apples release their moisture blending well with sweet spices.



3 cups all-purpose flour

1/2 teaspoon salt 

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg  

2 cups sugar

2 eggs

1 cup vegetable oil

3 cups peeled, cored and diced red delicious apples

1 cup chopped pecans (optional)


Prepare your favorite bundt pan with oil and flour. 

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Combine flour, salt, soda, cinnamon, and nutmeg in a medium bowl, whisk together and set aside.

In a large bowl beat the sugar and eggs until a lemon color then add the vegetable oil to the mixture and beat some more to blend well. 

Next, add the flour mixture to the batter a small amount at a time. 

The batter will be stiff.

Stir in the apples and optional nuts. 

Spoon batter into the prepared pan evenly smoothing the top of the batter with the back of your spoon, but don’t pack down.

Bake at 350 degrees for about 1 hour. 

Let it cool some then pass a dinner knife to release the cake from the pan. 

Turn onto a cooling rack to cool completely.


Cake keeps for several days as it gets moister and more flavorful.

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 60 minutes
  • Category: Sweets, desserts
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: fresh apple cake

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