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

Fresh Apple Cake

A delicious cake made with fresh apples, pecans, and warm spices. The cake moistens, and the flavor intensifies as the apples release moisture blending well with sweet spices.

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


Units Scale
  • 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)


  1. Prepare your favorite bundt pan with oil and flour. 
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  3. Combine flour, salt, soda, cinnamon, and nutmeg in a medium bowl, whisk together, and set aside.
  4. Beat the sugar and eggs with a mixer in a large bowl until a lemon color, then add the vegetable oil to the mixture and beat some more to blend well. 
  5. Add the flour mixture to the batter, mixing in a small amount at a time; the batter will be stiff.
  6. Stir in the apples, and add nuts if desired, stirring all together. 
  7. Spoon batter into the prepared pan evenly, smoothing the top of the batter with the back of a spoon; do not pack down.
  8. Bake at 350 degrees for about 1 hour. 
  9. Cool in the pan for about 10 minutes, then use a dinner knife, passing it between the cake and pan to release the cake from the pan. 
  10. Turn the cake onto a cooling rack to cool, or turn it onto a cake plate and serve warm.
  11. Store in an airtight container on the counter.


  • Cake keeps well for several days as it moistens and becomes more flavorful.
  • Serve with whipped cream or your favorite icing or glaze.
  • Author: Louisiana Woman
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 60 minutes
  • Category: Sweets, desserts
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American

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