Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Aunt Polly's Apple Cake

Aunt Polly's Apple Cake is a treasured family recipe. I was first introduced to it when I was a teen-ager and dating my husband. It was his aunt's recipe and one that his mother made frequently. Fortunately she was happy to share the recipe and it became a "go to" recipe that my mother, sister, or I baked often as well. It is very moist, with a fall apart on the fork kind of quality. The apple chunks are nice when cut large so you can see them in each slice. If the peelings are left on it adds to the beauty of the sliced cake. Walnut pieces and coconut make up for the fact that there is no frosting on this cake. I hope you enjoy this cake recipe as much as we do!

Aunt Polly's Apple Cake
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups oil*
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
Mix ingredients together in mixing bowl and beat until well blended. In another bowl, sift together:
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
Fold the flour in with a spatula. Then gently add:
  • 1 cup walnuts
  • 1 cup coconut
  • 3 cups apples, raw, diced
Place batter into a prepared tube pan. The batter will be stiff. Bake in a 350 degree F. oven for 1 1/2 hours. 

*May reduce oil up to 1/2 the amount called for without compromising quality of cake.

{Apple tea is pictured in the teacups}


  1. That sounds delicious! And I love the pairing of apple tea with the cake! I'd love to share a cup of tea and a treat with you again sometime!

  2. I love that you have an apple family recipe. Apple recipes
    are part of my heritage also. The cake sounds delicious.

  3. Even yummier in the fall with the fall ambiance.


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