Tailgate Apple Cake

Tailgate Apple Cake Recipe

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Donna Walker


Found this is a old cookbook and have been making it for years. Always gets rave reviews.

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45 Min
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3 c
cooking apples, peeled and sliced
1 1/2 c
vegetable oil
2 c
2 Tbsp
vanilla extract
3 c
pre-sifted flour
1 tsp
1 tsp
baking soda
3 tsp
cinnamon, ground
1 c
pecans or walnuts chopped (reserve some for decoration)


1 c
brown sugar, firmly packed
6 Tbsp
1/4 c
evaporated milk

How to Make Tailgate Apple Cake


  • 1Preheat over to 325 degrees. Grease a 9" x 13" glass baking dish or pan.

    Prepare apples and set aside.
  • 2Blend the oil, sugar, eggs and vanilla extract; add the flour, salt, baking soda and cinnamon. Mix well; stir in the apples and nuts.

    Pour into prepared pan and bake for 45- 55 minutes - until done.
  • 3Topping: Combine brown sugar, butter and milk in a small saucepan; bring to a boil and pour immediately over the baked hot cake. The icing will partially be absorbed into the cake leaving a caramel topping. Trim with reserved nuts. Do not cut for at least 1 hour. Yields 20 squares.

    Note: If canned apples are used, use 1 1/2 cans of unsweetened pie apples. Drain apples and pat with paper towels.

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About Tailgate Apple Cake

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: American
Hashtag: #apples

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