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

This is my mom's recipe, just tweaked to make it a little more spicy. It is very moist and not terribly sweet.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine sugar, oil, and vanilla.
  2. Add eggs, beating well after each.
  3. Sift together dry ingredients and add to wet mixture.
  4. Stir in apples until just mixed.
  5. Pour into floured, ungreased 9x13 pan.
  6. Sprinkle nuts on top, if desired.
  7. Bake at 350 for one hour.
Most Helpful

This is a good, fairly easy dessert to make. It was moist and just spicy enough, but fairly mild. My family ate it up, as did my teenaged daughters friends. I used exactly the ingredients called for and it turned out well.

RuthlessWr October 15, 2005

I have the original recipe, with less spices, and it is one of my favorites! I do add more baking powder though (4t) because I like it lighter .. lately I also use about 1 cup of oil, and add half a cup of milk, and it is good that way and much lighter .. sometimes I use a 12-cup bundt pan and bake for about an hour, other times I make muffins (about 24) .. thanks for posting!

najwa June 06, 2004

I made this to take to work to share with coworkers. The only change I made was to double the amount of nuts (I used chopped pecans), and add them right into the batter. I used granny Smith apples. This cake lasted all of 15 minutes, and everyone told me I could make it again, anytime. It was moist and full of flavor. I'm thinking of adding some raisins next time. Thanks for posting this recipe, TM, I'll be using it frequently!

Terri F. May 16, 2004