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carolina apple cake

(11 ratings)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
jamie Beecham
Nashville, NC

I got this apple cake from a cookbook of my mother's given to her by her sister and the church women composed this book. The recipe was submitted by a lady named Mary Jack Yellverton and the book titled Family Favorites of United Methodist Church, Eureka, NC. I do not know where she got the recipe but my mother had made it once and I wanted to try it. It is so moist and covered with a caramel sauce making me think of a caramel apple from the fair. It is tempting not to sit and eat the whole thing and would be good with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and some more caramel drizzled over top.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Member's Choice It's always fun to have a really easy homemade cake recipe handy, and this apple cake is a delicious one. It comes together in a snap and quick to decorate. The apple cake itself is scrumptious. It's moist and filled with apples in each bite. What makes the dessert is the sweet caramel glaze. Not only does it make for a beautiful presentation it adds a nice touch of sweetness to the cake. Definitely a dessert to show off to your friends.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
(11 ratings)
yield 10 -12
prep time 20 Min
cook time 1 Hr
method Bake

Ingredients For carolina apple cake

  • CAKE
  • 3 c
    all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1 tsp
  • 4
  • 1 1/2 c
    vegetable oil
  • 2 c
  • 2 tsp
  • 3 c
    peeled and diced apple, I used Gala you can use whatever you like
  • 1 c
    chopped nuts, walnuts or pecans
  • 1 c
    brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 1/4 c
  • 1 Tbsp
  • 1/2 tsp

How To Make carolina apple cake

  • Bundt pan buttered and floured.
    Prepare a 10" bundt pan or tube pan with shortening and a dusting of flour.
  • Dry ingredients sifted together in a bowl.
    Sift flour, salt, and baking soda together in a bowl and set aside.
  • Sugar, eggs, and oil in a mixing bowl.
    In the mixer, cream the sugar, eggs, and oil together until smooth.
  • Vanilla extract added to the bowl.
    Then add vanilla.
  • Dry ingredients added to the bowl.
    Add the dry ingredients a little at a time until smooth, about 2 min on medium speed.
  • Stirring in apples and nuts.
    Fold in the chopped apples and nuts stir real good to mix in well.
  • Batter poured into the Bundt pan.
    Pour in the prepared pan.
  • Apple cake baking in the oven.
    Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour.
  • Cake cooling on a cooling rack.
    When finished remove and cool 10 min on a rack in pan.
  • Apple cake removed from the Bundt pan.
    Then convert onto a cake platter.
  • Melting butter in a saucepan.
    To prepare the glaze, over medium heat melt the butter.
  • Sugar, vanilla, and stirred in with the butter.
    Add sugar, vanilla, and stir in the milk. Stir constantly until it begins to form a thickening like consistency.
  • Glaze poured over the cake.
    Pour over the still warm cake and allow to drizzle over the side and down inside the middle.
  • Carolina Apple Cake with a scoop of ice cream.
    This delish cake can be served hot out of the oven with a side of vanilla ice cream and another drizzle of caramel sauce over the ice cream yumm some good eating.