Total Time
1hr 35mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 1 hr 15 mins

This a wonderfully moist coffee cake recipe that my aunt gave me 20 years ago. I've used it ever since. It's especially nice for autumn when fresh apples are in abundance.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine apples, 5 Tablespoons sugar and 5 teaspoons cinnamon; set aside.
  2. Sift the 3 cups flour, 2 cups sugar, baking powder and salt into a large bowl.
  3. Make a well in the center and pour in oil, eggs, orange juice and vanilla.
  4. Spoon 1/3 of batter into a greased 9" tube or bundt pan.
  5. Make a ring of 1/2 the apples on top of the batter.Be sure to drain any excess moisture. DO NOT HAVE APPLE MIXTURE TOUCHING THE SIDES OF THE PAN.
  6. Spoon 1/3 batter on top and make a ring of the remaining apples.
  7. Bake 1 hour and 15 minutes in a 375 degree Fahrenheit oven. Cover top with foil if it begins to over-brown.
  8. Cool.


Most Helpful

this was a nice cake the orange juice was a nice touch and check the flour amount on step 4 cause i think its supposed to be 3 thanks dee

Dienia B. October 13, 2005

I have been making this recipe for many years, and it's my all time favorite apple cake. For a bit more orange flavor, add a bit of grated orange rind. Don't be stingy with the apples; my original recipe called for 4 apples, but I found that it needs 6 to make it delicious. Also, don't overbake the cake. When it achieves the nicely browned crust of a good pound cake, use the toohpick test and you'll find it is perfect. This cake keeps well.

Chef Oma 2 September 13, 2010

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