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


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

About this Recipe

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