Ms. Geraldine's Fresh Apple Cake

Recipe Rating:
 5 Ratings
Serves: 12
Prep Time:
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Cooking Method: Bake


1 1/4 c vegetable oil
2 c white sugar
3 large eggs
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
3 c all purpose flour
3 c peeled chopped apples
1 c chopped pecans
2 tsp pure vanilla extract
1 c brown sugar, firmly packed
1 stick unsalted butter
1/4 c half and half
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
1 c powdered sugar
1 c finely chopped pecans

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Debbie Lawrence Recipe
Lightly Salted
Birmingham, AL (pop. 212,237)
Member Since Sep 2011
Debbie's notes for this recipe:
This recipe is from a true Southern Lady. Made for our family in my childhood days and I'm sure many more times.. super yummy and a great way to get that 'apple a day'. The whole family loves this wonderful taste of my childhood in the south!
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This wonderful apple cake captures all the freshness of harvest season with its sweet, crisp flavors. Grab a cup of joe and enjoy!


Preheat oven to 250 degrees.
Butter and flour large tube or bundt pan. Set aside.
Sift together salt, baking soda and flour.
In mixer bowl, blend oil and sugar well.
Slowly add dry sifted ingredients into oil and sugar mixture. (Batter will be stiff at this point)
Whisk eggs together lightly and add to batter.
Reduce speed on mixer and stir nuts and vanilla into batter.
gently stir in chopped apples
Pour batter slowly into prepared pan, shifting carefully so that batter is even .
Bake for 1 1/2 hours @250 degrees
Remove from oven. Cool.
Invert on to cake plate.
Add praline topping if desired
Bring brown sugar, butter and milk to a boil in a heavy saucepan over medium heat
Whisk constantly as it boils for 1 minute
Remove from heat
Stir in Vanilla
Gradually add in powdered sugar beating with hand mixer until smooth.
Mix gently for about 5 minutes until slightly thickened and cooled.
Spoon over cooled cake
Sprinkle with chopped pecans

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user Norma DeRemer PApride - Sep 24, 2011
Looks really good, saved this one!
user Marsha McTigue M1CAL - Sep 24, 2011
I just got some apples from my sister in-law. This will be perfect to make with them. This is a perfect fall dessert.
user Debbie Lawrence debbit - Sep 24, 2011
'yall will really love this one!
user Kitchen Crew JustaPinch - Dec 6, 2011
I tried this recipe and say it's Family Tested & Approved!
user Sherri Logan Williams logansw - Dec 6, 2011
Congratulations on a much deserved blue ribbon & being Honorable Mention in the Flour Power Cost. This is such great recognition for you and your incredible cake. I wish I could bake like that. sw☺

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