Apple Poke Cake

Pat Duran


This an easy cake to make and if you like you can bake it in a bundt cake pan- I like making it in springform cheesecake pan myself- I think it stays moister that way. Another way I like it is to bake it in my 9x13-inch cake pan. This cake is so delicious- you can't go wrong no matter what pan you make it in!
This recipe was given to me by my friend in Albuquerque,NM some 50 yrs ago.

★★★★★ 2 votes
10-12 servings
15 Min
45 Min


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1 c
vegetable oil
2 c
granulated sugar
3 large
2 tsp
vanilla extract
2 c
all purpose flour
1 tsp
1 tsp
baking soda
2 tsp
3 c
diced apples, peeled and cored


1 c
chopped walnuts
1 Tbsp
all purpose flour


1/2 c
1 c
brown sugar, firmly packed
1/4 c
1 c
diced apples,peeled and cored

How to Make Apple Poke Cake


  • 1Heat oven to 350^.Grease the pan of choice; set aside. Sift together the dry ingredients onto wax paper;set aside. Combine the nuts and the 1 Tablespoon of flour to coat. Set aside.
  • 2Cake:
    Beat together the first 4 ingredients in a bowl at medium speed. Gradually add the dry mixture to the egg mixture. Beat well after each addition.Remove bowl from mixer.
  • 3By hand stir in the apples, then stir in the nut mixture.
    Pour into prepared pan.
    Bake in oven for 45-50 minutes for cheesecake pan-
    9x13-inch pan for 40-45 minutes-- bundt pan about 65 minutes.(all times are approximate).
    Check all types of pan size cake with toothpick for doneness. Let cake set in bundt or cheesecake pan for 5 minutes or so before removing. Then place on cake plate.
    Now poke holes in top and pour glaze over top. Cool.
  • 4Glaze:
    Combine butter, sugar, apples and milk in a saucepan, cook over medium heat, stirring constantly until mixture boil. Boil for 3 minutes. Remove from heat and immediately pour over cake with holes in it.

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About Apple Poke Cake

Course/Dish: Cakes, Fruit Desserts
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Heirloom

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