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Fresh Apple Cake


  • 1 1/2 cups vegetable oil
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3 cups all purpose flour (Divide flour into 2 3/4 cups + 1/4 cup)
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup chopped pecans optional
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 4 apples (I use Red Delicious) peeled and chopped
  • Crisco and about 1/4 cup powdered sugar for greasing and dusting the pan


  • Preheat oven to 300 F
  • Using a stand mixer, combine vegetable oil and sugar.
  • Add eggs one at a time and beat well.
  • In a separate bowl, mix pecans and 1/4 cup flour
  • In a separate large bowl, combine 2 3/4 cups flour, baking soda and salt and gradually add into the sugar mixture
  • Add floured pecans and vanilla
  • Fold in apples
  • Thoroughly grease a tube pan with crisco and "flour" the pan with powdered sugar. This creates an AMAZING crust, so don't skip this part!
  • Pour batter into greased pan and bake for 1 hr and 20 minutes
  • Test for doneness before removing from oven
  • Enjoy!

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