High Altitude Apple Cake

Recipe by AKgirlinCO

As a transplant to Colorado I am working on changing my recipes to work in high altitude. This is my attempt at apple cake. Enjoy!

Top Tweak by Cynthia L.

I'm originally from MS, but have lived in Santa Fe, NM (7000 feet) since 1999. This recipe is very similar to the "Fresh Apple Cake" in The Mississippi Cookbook. These are the changes/additions I made to the recipe above. (1) I combined the 4 cups diced Pink Lady Apples + Baker's Sugar + 1 cup chopped pecans in a large bowl and let sit for an hour stirring often. The mixture makes its own juice (2) Mix 3 cups + 3 Tablespoons sifted all-purpose flour with 1 tsp. cinnamon, 1/2 tsp. nutmeg, 1/2 tsp. salt, 3/4 tsp. baking soda. Then hand mix with a wooden spoon into the Apple mixture. (3) Mix 2 Eggs + 1 Tbsp. Egg with 1 cup oil and 2 tsp. vanilla extract. Hand mix the liquid mixture with the other ingredients. I used a heavy bundt pan instead of the spring form pan and baked at 375 degrees (using oven thermometer for accuracy). I tested with toothpick after 45 minutes, but center wasn't done. I tested again at 55 minutes and removed from oven.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Butter 9" spring form cake pan.
  2. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  3. In a large bowl, mix eggs and oil until smooth.
  4. Add sugar until mix until smooth.
  5. Add remainder of ingredients except apples, mix well. Batter will be extremely thick.
  6. Fold in apples.
  7. Spread into buttered pan & bake for 40-45 minutes.
  8. Set cake aside and prepare glaze:.
  9. In a small sauce pan combine brown sugar, butter & cream. Cook and stir until all sugar is dissolved. Cool slightly then drizzle sauce over cake. Let cake cool for 5 minutes then serve.

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