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.
- 1 1⁄2 cups vegetable oil
- 2 cups sugar
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 2 eggs
- 3 cups flour
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon ground cloves
- 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 3 cups apples, peeled and chopped
- 1⁄2 cup nuts (optional)
- Combine sugar, oil, and vanilla.
- Add eggs, beating well after each.
- Sift together dry ingredients and add to wet mixture.
- Stir in apples until just mixed.
- Pour into floured, ungreased 9x13 pan.
- Sprinkle nuts on top, if desired.
- Bake at 350 for one hour.
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.
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!
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!