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

My grandmother used to make this cake for me. It's what I requested for my birthday cake. She would add about 3/4 cups of pecans to the batter. It is absolutely wonderful!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine oil, sugar, eggs and vanilla in a mixer.
  2. In a separate bowl mix together flour, salt, soda and cinnamon.
  3. Mix until batter is combined.
  4. Add apples, raisins and nuts (optional).
  5. Bake at 325 degrees for 60 minutes. (I typically have to increase the temperature to 350 for the last 15 minutes of baking.).
Most Helpful

Sorry, but this recipe made a sugary, soggy mess. I don't know what happened! I'm a somewhat experienced cook, and I followed the recipe to the letter, and the "cake" became, at best, kind of a mushy cobbler. And leftovers the next day had a bunch of oil sitting in the bottom. I'm at 6200 feet, but I've done quite a bit of baking with very few problems, and certainly nothing like this. I've double-checked that I followed the recipe to the letter, and frankly, I'm puzzled as to what went wrong....

spooty3 May 03, 2008

This is a delicious pound cake which stays fresh for days and improves with age. I used Empire apples and pulverized them in the blender with the oil and eggs rather than finely chopping them. I also added a tsp. of Cardamom to the recipe. I will certainly make it again. Next time, I may increase the spices a by adding ginger, or 1/2 tsp of cloves and/or allspice. It's a good cake to have around. Thanks for sharing!

Joe in T.O. February 21, 2007