10 ratings

Mom's Apple Cake


I hate red apples. Their texture is mealy. They're never crisp. They don't provide the crunch that Granny Smith apples do. They're just kind of lame all around. But, this recipe that my mom started making in the past two years has softened my hardline approach to them. It's a super moist, really easy recipe for free-form, pour-it-into-the-baking-tray apple cake that's great for dessert with coffee or tea, or for breakfast the next day. But as I've noted to Mom, I bet it'd be even better with green apples.

Click here to see the 8 Ways to Use Apple Other Than Pie story.


  • 5 Red Delicious apples, peeled, cored, and cubed
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup oil
  • 1 ¼ cups sugar
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 cup broken walnuts
  • 1 box golden raisins
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • Butter, for greasing


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Put the apples in a bowl, break the eggs over them, add the oil, and toss. Combine the dry ingredients, and then add them to the apple mixture. Pour it all into a 9-by-12-inch greased and floured pan. Bake for 55 minutes, then remove and cover with a towel. That's it. Cover whatever you don't eat with aluminum foil to keep the cake moist.