There’s something undeniably comforting about the aroma of fresh apples and warm spices wafting through the kitchen. An old-fashioned fresh apple cake is the epitome of a classic dessert that brings back cherished memories and evokes a sense of nostalgia.
Old-fashioned fresh apple cake is a timeless dessert that captures the essence of home-baking and warm family gatherings. Our version consists of a tender cake crumb, pockets of juicy apples, and comforting spices – it’s a dessert that’s sure to please all generations.
When it comes to baking an apple cake, choosing the right apple variety is crucial. Opt for apples that are firm and crisp, such as Granny Smith, Honeycrisp, or Braeburn. These varieties hold up well during baking, offering a pleasing texture and a balanced sweet-tart flavor.
Allow the apple cake to cool completely before serving. Slice it into generous portions and serve it alongside a dollop of whipped cream or a scoop of vanilla ice cream for a delightful treat. Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for a couple of days.
So, gather your ingredients, preheat your oven, and let the aroma of fresh apples and spices fill your kitchen as you embark on a baking adventure with this old-fashioned fresh apple cake. Enjoy!
- 2 cups sugar
- 1 1/2 cups vegetable oil
- 2 tsp. vanilla
- 2 eggs beaten
- juice of 1/2 lemon
- 1 tsp. salt
- 3 cups flour
- 1 1/2 tsp. baking soda
- 3 cups apples peeled and chopped into 1/2in. pieces
- 1 1/2 cups chopped pecans
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Mix together sugar, oil, vanilla, eggs, lemon juice, and salt.
- Sift together the flour and baking soda. Add to liquid ingredients. Stir in apples and nuts.
- Pour into a buttered bundt, angel food tin, or 9×13 baking dish.
- Bake for 1 hour or until a toothpick comes out clean when inserted in the middle of the cake. Enjoy!