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Fresh Apple Cake with Caramel Frosting

User Rating 3 Star Rating (3 Reviews)


Fresh Apple Cake

Fresh Apple Cake

Diana Rattray
This cake, originally posted on our forum, is a great way to use apples. The easy frosting is made with brown sugar and confectioners' sugar for a buttery caramel flavor.


  • 1 1/2 cups vegetable oil
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 3 cups finely chopped raw apples (or grated)
  • .
  • Frosting:
  • 1/2 cup butter (4 ounces)
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 3 to 5 tablespoons milk
  • 1 box confectioners' sugar (1 pound), about 4 cups


Measure vegetable oil into large mixing bowl. Add the granulated sugar and eggs. Beat on low speed until creamy. Beat in vanilla. Sift flour and measure. Sift again and add salt, soda and baking powder. Add a small amount of the flour mixture at a time to the creamed mixture. Beat well after each addition. When all flour has been added, or when batter becomes very stiff, remove electric mixer. Fold in chopped pecans and chopped apples with a wooden spoon. Spread evenly into a 9"x13" pan (or 2 - 9" pans) lined with lightly greased wax paper. Bake in 350° oven for 45 to 55 minutes. Let cool in pan for 5 minutes. Carefully loosen edges and turn onto cake rack, remove wax paper, cool and frost.

Make Frosting: Cook butter and sugar together until well blended and sugar is dissolved. Add 3 tablespoons milk and 1 box of confectioners' sugar. Beat and add just enough milk to spread.

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 2 out of 5
Good but way too sweet!!, Member uncrdh

If I make this again, I will adjust the recipe and use less sugar. With 2 cups white sugar in the cake, 1 cup of brown sugar in frosting and a whole box of powdered sugar, the cake is almost sickeningly sweet. I have a relative who hates nuts, so I left the pecans out of the cake and added them on top of the frosting after I set aside her piece. Good suggestion to shred the apples with a cheese grater, they were easier to mix into the batter and made the cake really moist. I used two small granny smith and one large gala apple.

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