Total Time
1hr 45mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 1 hr 30 mins

This is Carolee's Famous apple cake from Aunt Fern. This is a keeper!!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Filling: Mix apple pieces, sugar and cinnamon.
  2. Cake: Add wet ingredients.
  3. Add dry ingredients to wet.
  4. Batter will be thick.
  5. Grease and flour a 10 inch tube pan Add half the batter to pan.
  6. Add half the apples.
  7. Add the other half of batter and top with the apples.
  8. Bake at 350F for 1 ½ hours.
Most Helpful

5 5

Perfect Apple Cake! SUPER moist and just the perfect amount of spice. I diced my apples into smaller than dice size pieces, only because I made them in different pans and was worried they wouldn't soften enough. (I divided the recipe into 3 foil loaf pans and only baked for about 55 minutes.) Thanks for sharing this recipe!

5 5

This recipe is great and much loved in my family. Though I personally like to reduce or even half the sugar, it was extremely sweet the first time I made it! But that also might be because I'm from Europe as I've heard that American cakes are more sweet in general. All in all I certainly do recommend this recipe if you have some spare apples laying around and are feeling like cake :)

There are many, many apple cake recipes on this site (and others) but we still prefer this one. Because of personal taste we cut back on sugar and substitute 1/2 oil and 1/2 melted unsalted butter. But again, that is because we like it that way. Otherwise no changes are necessary in this recipe and highly recommend it. Also easy enough for a beginner cook because it is almost failproof.