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


  • CAKE:

  • 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
  • GLAZE:

  • 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


  1. Heat 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.
  2. Cake:
    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.
  3. By 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.
  4. Glaze:
    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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