Southern Fresh Apple Cake Recipe

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This is a very moist and fruity cake, and typically southern (USA), studded with many sinful pleasures, i.e., apples, coconut, pecans and golden raisins, plus a rich soaking sauce to add more calories! I like to bake it in a kugelhof pan, but a bundt or plain tube pan would work fine, too. This cake would be great for Thanksgiving, Christmas, or any autumn or winter day.

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Servings: 12-16


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  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Generously grease a tube pan.
  2. For the cake: in a large bowl, combine the sugar, eggs, oil, orange juice, flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg (if used) and vanilla extract; and mix well. Fold apples, coconut, golden raisins (if used)and pecans into batter.
  3. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake until a tester comes out clean, about 1 1/2 hours.
  4. Shortly before the cake is done, make the sauce: Melt the butter in a large saucepan, stir in the sugar, buttermilk, and baking soda, and bring to a good rolling boil, stirring constantly. Boil for 1 minute. Pour the sauce over the hot cake in the pan as soon as you remove it from the oven. Let stand 1 hour to soak up sauce, then turn the cake out onto a rack to cool completely.


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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving %DV
Serving Size 196g
Recipe makes 12 servings
Calories 799  
Calories from Fat 430 54%
Total Fat 48.96g 61%
Saturated Fat 13.69g 55%
Trans Fat 0.7g  
Cholesterol 88mg 29%
Sodium 343mg 14%
Potassium 212mg 6%
Total Carbs 87.72g 23%
Dietary Fiber 2.7g 9%
Sugars 59.86g 40%
Protein 6.14g 10%
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  • Darlene
    July 22, 2011
    I am sure this is wonderful but I am in search of an icing that was used on fresh apple cake that was served to us in elementary school when the food was actually cooked from scratch not prepackaged. The icing was solid sugary with cocnut raisins and I think nuts and the only time I ever had it was in the 60's and always on the fresh apple cake. I have done numerous searches online for apple cake and nobody has used that icing. It was the best I ever tasted. Wish there was someone who knew that recipe.....

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