Apple Cake | Recipes | PBS Food

Make more than just apple pie with apples. Try this delicious apple cake! Recipe by Denise Santoro Lincoln


Yield: 10-12 servings

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  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 4 heaping cups peeled and chopped apples (about ¼ inch thick cubes)
  • 1/2 cups toasted walnuts (optional)
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Butter or oil a bundt pan or a 9x13 baking dish.
  3. Combine oil, eggs and sugar in a large bowl.
  4. In a separate bowl, mix together flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon
  5. Add flour mixture to egg and sugar mixture, being careful not to overstir.
  6. Add apples and nuts (if using) to the batter.
  7. If using a bundt pan, sprinkle the final ¼ cup of brown sugar and ½ tsp cinnamon on the bottom of the greased bundt pan.
  8. Pour batter into your pan, spreading evenly.
  9. If using a 9x13 baking dish, sprinkle the ¼ cup of brown sugar and ½ tsp cinnamon evenly on top of the batter.
  10. Bake for 35 – 40 minutes, or until you can pull a toothpick out clean.
  11. Sprinkle with powdered sugar when cool.
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