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Effortless Apple Cake

Effortless apple cake

It's a good thing this effortless apple cake is so effortless, because it will be gone so fast you'll have to make it again!

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  • 12-14Servings


  • 4 cups peeled and diced apples (I like to use 4½ to 5 cups)
  • 2 cups sugar
  • ½ cup oil
  • 1 cup chopped nuts (pecans or walnuts)
  • 1 cup golden raisins
  • 2 eggs, well beaten
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 2 cups flour (general purpose, not self rising)
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon salt


1. Preheat oven to 350.

2. In a bowl, combine apples and sugar and mix thoroughly.

3. Add oil, nuts, raisins, eggs and vanilla.

4. Mix dry ingredients together and then add to the apple mixture.

5. Bake in a greased 13x9 inch pan for 1 hour but check after 45 minutes because depending on the type of apples you use it may be done sooner.

I like to use a combination of apple varieties in this cake, particularly Golden Delicious, Criterion, and McIntosh.

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