Paula Deen's Fresh Apple Cake

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

Paula Deen's recipe for fresh apple cake is better than my grandma's--- but don't let her know that! I like this even better than apple pie.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 325°F Grease 10" tube pan, combine 3 Tablespoons sugar with 1 teaspoon cinnamon, coat pan with sugar mixture.
  2. Mix flour, soda, salt, nutmeg, and cinnamon; set aside. Beat oil and sugar until blended. Beat in eggs, one at a time, and then stir in apples and vanilla. Add flour mixture until blended; stir in pecans and raisins.
  3. Transfer to pan and then drop and shake the pan to release bubbles.
  4. Bake 1 1/2 hours - 1 3/4 hours until toothpick comes out clean. Cool on rack 15 minutes, remove from pan and glaze.
Most Helpful

My Aunt Vicki made this for a family reunion. It was to die for. My grandmother used to make jam cake every year. Vicki convienced us that we really didn't like the jam cake, it was the icing that we like. (The carmel icing you find on jam cakes.) So - Aunt Vicki made this Apple cake and put the beloved carmel frosting on it. This is so good.

Alice Robertson Clark July 01, 2009

I also loved this recipe and so glad I chose to do so for the Chef I Am cake recipe forum. I also made a carmel frosting for the top glaze but I tried a piece w/no frosting and it was just as good plain. Of course it was right from the oven. I will definitely be adding this to my favorites cookbook. Of course anything Paula Deen can't be wrong:-)

CoffeeB October 20, 2007

This cake is amazing! My husband loves it. I am not good at baking, but I followed the recipe and it turned out perfectly. I would not add an icing. It is moist enough to stand without one and would in my opinion be too sweet. This is a keeper

kimberly v. April 24, 2015