Prep 10 mins
Cook 1 hr 10 mins
I first found this on International Recipes Online, and it sparked my interest because it's supposedly from New York (New York does have great apples). It's a very simple cake, and doesn't have any cinnamon in it, so it's become my daughter Nomi's favorite.
- 1 cup oil
- 1⁄4 cup half-and-half or 1⁄4 cup milk
- 2 cups sugar
- 4 eggs
- 3 cups flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract or 2 teaspoons almond extract (etc.)
- 3 small apples, peeled and coarse chopped
- 1⁄4 cup dark raisin
- 1⁄4 cup chocolate chips
- 1⁄3 cup chopped walnuts or 1⁄3 cup almonds or 1⁄3 cup pecans
- 1⁄4 cup flaked coconut
- 1⁄4 cup drained and chopped maraschino cherry
- powdered sugar, mixed with
- cocoa, as garnish
- Grease and flour a large fluted cake pan.
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
- Beat oil, milk, extract and sugar till well combined.
- Beat in eggs to combine.
- Sift dry ingredients together and beat into to wet mixture and combine well.
- Stir in fruits and nuts.
- Turn batter into pan and bake until tested done with wooden toothpick- about 60 to 75 minutes.
- Cool in pan 15 minutes and remove to rack to cool well.
- Wrap overnight before slicing for best flavor.
- Dust with sugar/cocoa.
- Freezes well.
What an absolutely wonderful cake! Each mouthful is different; one mouthful you might get choc. chips and cherries, another, raisins and nuts, and always apple. The varied fruit/nuts/chips combo works really well together. I used two large Granny Smith apples and increased all the rest of the fruit/nut/chips to 1/3 cup each as I was just too lazy to get out my 1/4 cup measure. I don't think the cake suffered for my increasing these ingredients and I didn't have a problem with the cake overflowing my bundt pan. I took the cake to work and everybody loved it! This is a great, reliable and delightful cake which I will definitely make again!
This IS a different, and a very good, cake! Used the ingredient amounts as listed, and used pecans. It's exactly as Boxerwing described. Took 75 min to bake in my slow oven. We thought it was good the day I baked it, but after an overnight wrap, it was WONDERFUL! Next time I will use walnuts for better contrast to the other flavors. I will make this again but it probably won't go into the "regular rotation" because of the time to chop, mix and then bake for more than an hour. But I DO recommend this! Thanks for posting!
Awesome cake! All the different components makes it an adventure. And it gets better with every day. I added a chocolate glaze as it was meant for a Birthday. Added amazing shine to it and everyone loved it. Wished it lasted longer. <br/>Will be one of my favorite cakes to make.