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

A favorite at my house around the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays, but we enjoy it anytime. One reviewer suggested the title was misleading because the apples are actually baked in the cake. This is what my mother called the cake and what I have always called it so I will let the recipe title stand as it is.


  1. Mix together eggs, oil and sugar in large bowl.
  2. Sift together flour, salt, soda and cinnamon.
  3. Add dry ingredients to eggs, oil and sugar.
  4. Mix well.
  5. Add vanilla, apples and nuts.
  6. Bake in greased and floured tube pan 1 hour at 350 degrees or until toothpick inserted comes out clean.
Most Helpful

I can't believe how many people are obsessed with a recipe name, Raw Apple cakes have been around a very LONG time, the name simply states that raw apples are put into the batter instead of cooked, get over it already. By the way not matter what you call it it is truly one of the best cakes ever, after all a rose by any other name ...

Libra007 July 24, 2010

I got this recipe from a friend who's mother use to make this. She too called it Raw Apple Cake. I wanted to save this on Recipezaar and saw that it was already posted. The only thing her recipe has different is adding 1 C. Raisins. She also puts on a glaze of: 1/2 c butter, 3/4 c light brown sugar, 1/8 c milk, 1/2 tsp vanilla. Cook over low heat until just melted. Pour glaze over warm cake. This cake is so good and our family's new favorite!

MichelleinHI October 21, 2008

I agree! VERY MISLEADING. We are looking for actual raw recipes, with raw vegetables and fruits. I don't understand why it would be called raw apple cake anyway.

The Veganista September 27, 2009