Old Fashioned Apple Cake

Old Fashioned Apple Cake


"A moist apple cake that I make in an angel food pan. Sauce is poured over cake when taken out of oven. Delicious!"

Ingredients 1 h 30 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 511 cals

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  • Calories:
  • 511 kcal
  • 26%
  • Fat:
  • 28.7 g
  • 44%
  • Carbs:
  • 60.9g
  • 20%
  • Protein:
  • 5.2 g
  • 10%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 47 mg
  • 16%
  • Sodium:
  • 329 mg
  • 13%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Grease and flour a 10 inch tube pan.
  2. In a large bowl, combine flour, 2 cups sugar, baking soda, salt and cinnamon. Make a well in the center and pour in the eggs, oil, orange juice and vanilla. Mix well. Stir in the chopped apple, nuts and coconut. Pour into prepared pan.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven for 75 to 90 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. Pour glaze over cake and let stand for 1 hour before turning out.
  4. To make the glaze: In a saucepan, combine butter, 1 cup sugar, 1/2 teaspoon baking soda and 1/2 cup buttermilk. Bring to a rolling boil and pour over cake.
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Now this is an excellent cake! This is the first cake on this site that I wish I could give more than 5 stars. My family loved it. The only change I made was I used a 9x13 pan and it worked fine. The cake is moist and flavorful and the glaze is awesome!!! I was just looking for a cake to use up some apples, and boy was I surprised when it turned out soooo good. I have made this cake about 6 times now and I have noticed that using cake flour makes it lighter and not as dense and different types of apples also make a difference. I also like to use about 1/2 C applesauce and 3/4 oil for a healthier version. When I prepare the glaze I bring it to a boil slowly and let it cook just a little maybe a minute then I poke a few holes in the warm cake before pouring the glaze over it.


I have made this cake several times for various functions. Have had many requests for the recipe. YUMMY & my 3 year old can't get enough of it. Thanks!


I hate to make a recipe for a function without trying it first, but I didn't have time before the garden club meeting. I made this recipe and it was a huge hit. I made it in a bundt pan, baked for 1 hour and used less glaze than called for. I removed the cake from the pan shortly after removing from oven and it worked great. Took the left overs to work and had many requests for the recipe. Thanks