Fresh Apple Cake With Brown Sugar Topping

Diana Rattray
  • 90 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins,
  • Cook: 75 mins
  • Yield: 12 to 16 Servings

This fresh apple cake, baked in a tube pan, is topped with a mixture of butter and brown sugar. The hot is poured over the cake when it comes out of the oven.

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What You'll Need

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour, 13 1/2 ounces
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups vegetable oil
  • 3 cups chopped apples, such as Rome Beauty
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • Topping
  • 1 cup light brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter

How to Make It

  1. Heat the oven to 350 F.
  2. Generously grease and flour a tube cake pan.
  3. Combine the flour, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon; stir or whisk to blend thoroughly and then set aside.
  4. In a mixing bowl with an electric mixer, beat the eggs; add the granulated sugar and oil and beat for 3 minutes.
  5. Gradually stir in sifted dry ingredients.
  6. Fold in apples, walnuts, and vanilla.
  7. Spoon the batter into a greased and floured 10-inch tube pan and bake at 350 F for 1 hour and 15 minutes.
  1. About 5 minutes before the cake is done, combine the topping ingredients in a saucepan. Bring to a boil over high heat and boil for 3 minutes.
  2. Pour the hot topping over the cake as soon as it comes out of the oven.
  3. Let the cake cool and then loosen the sides, invert the cake on a plate and then invert on another plate, topping-side up.

Expert Tips

  • The cake may be baked in a 9-by-13-by-2-inch baking pan. Bake it for about 40 to 45 minutes. Pour the brown sugar sauce over the cake, let the cake cool, and serve it from the baking pan.