Grandma Katie's Apple Cake

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 45 mins

My Grandma Katie used to make this cake all the time for her kids and then us - the grandkids! It is delicious! I am not a fan of walnuts so I usually leave them out or use a lesser quantity. I also like to add raisins and use almond extract (my fave) instead of vanilla extract. It is definitely an easy recipe to make and the little effort goes a long way in taste!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix all ingredients together in a large bowl.
  2. Place in an ungreased 13x9 pan.
  3. Bake at 350 for 45 minutes to an hour (test with a toothpick for doneness).
  4. Sprinkle with powdered sugar while still warm.


Most Helpful

I just altered the recipe and decreased the oil to 1 cup, I did use the walnuts instead and the raisins. The apple I tended to slice thin rather than slice. But other than that I stayed true to the recipe and it tasted great. The powdered sugar made a nice crusty coating on top. Yummm!.

cezbs March 16, 2008

This is a very easy and moist cake. Everyone enjoyed the cake, but next time I will be adding a touch of cinnamon to it to spice it up just a tad. But you are sooooo right about the almond extract it certainly makes this cake. Thank you Mom for sharing this with us, and Thank you Grandma Katie for sharing it with her.

Chabear01 April 04, 2006

Actually I made this recipe last night... instead of putting fresh apples because i didn't have any . I used a can of Lucky Leaf Apple Pie .... Did everything as your recipe said ... and OMG !!!! MY Husband and I LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!! Thank you for sharing!!! Easy to make not real sweet ..Thanks again !!

BJ C. January 02, 2016

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