Ms. Geraldine's Fresh Apple Cake

Debbie Lawrence


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!

★★★★★ 5 votes
30 Min
1 Hr 30 Min

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Notes from the Test Kitchen:
This wonderful apple cake captures all the freshness of harvest season with its sweet, crisp flavors. Grab a cup of joe and enjoy!


1 1/4 c
vegetable oil
2 c
white sugar
3 large
1 tsp
baking soda
1 tsp
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

How to Make Ms. Geraldine's Fresh Apple Cake


  • 1Preheat oven to 250 degrees.
    Butter and flour large tube or bundt pan. Set aside.
  • 2Sift together salt, baking soda and flour.
  • 3In mixer bowl, blend oil and sugar well.
  • 4Slowly add dry sifted ingredients into oil and sugar mixture. (Batter will be stiff at this point)
  • 5Whisk eggs together lightly and add to batter.
  • 6Reduce speed on mixer and stir nuts and vanilla into batter.
  • 7gently stir in chopped apples
  • 8Pour batter slowly into prepared pan, shifting carefully so that batter is even .
  • 9Bake for 1 1/2 hours @250 degrees
  • 10Remove from oven. Cool.
    Invert on to cake plate.
    Add praline topping if desired
  • 11Bring 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
  • 12Stir in Vanilla
  • 13Gradually add in powdered sugar beating with hand mixer until smooth.
    Mix gently for about 5 minutes until slightly thickened and cooled.
  • 14Spoon over cooled cake
    Sprinkle with chopped pecans

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About Ms. Geraldine's Fresh Apple Cake

Course/Dish: Cakes, Fruit Desserts
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Collection: Nuts for Baking
Hashtags: #apple, #Southern, #FRESH