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No Bother Apple Cake

(8 Votes)
SERVES
8
COOK TIME
50 Min

This is a great way to use apples during apple season. While you've got the apples, why not make a few of these and give them away as house gifts? Everyone will think you went to a lot of trouble (but you'll know it was no bother" at all). Heck!! Did I say in apple season? Nowadays, it's always apple season.

What You'll Need:
  • 2/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 cups diced (peeled) apple
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts or pecans
What To Do:
  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Grease a 9 x 13-inch baking pan.
     
  2. In a large bowl, beat the oil and eggs until foamy. Stir in the apples and sugar.
     
  3. In another large bowl, mix together the flour, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon; stir the apple mixture into flour mixture, then stir in the vanilla and nuts. Pour into prepared baking pan.  Bake for 45 to 50 minutes or until top springs back when touched lightly.

 

Ratings & Comments

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I have not made this yet so I cannot rate it.

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VERY dry "batter". Result is not cake like at all, but more like a "bar" like one reviewer called it. Flavor was not bad, but I wouldn't bother with this No Bother Cake.

this sounds like a black walnut raw apple cake that I make, except for the exchange of nuts. to gatorgrowl: please read your recipe!! this recipe calls for all-purpose flour, and not self-rising flour. therefore the need for salt and baking soda.

Can I use applesauce and half the oil?

We haven't tried making it this way, but we believe that replacing half the oil with applesauce should work. We'd love to hear how it turns out! :)

I made this cake using 1/3 cup oil and 1/3 cup cinnamon applesauce and also used 2 heaping tsp of cinnamon (i like cinnamon). The cake was good, but not what I expected. I covered the cake pan with tin foil and got a piece the next day and found it was one of THOSE recipes - it was fabulous- moist and flavorful. Everyone loved it, including me. I made it again recently, let it cool, and covered it overnight - same results - WONDERFUL. While I have encountered a few food recipes where the food is better the second day, this is the first Baked Goods product where this is the case

Just took it out of the oven. The whole house smells so much like apples in autumn. Got my pumpkin spice candles burning and cleaning the house to the Queen CD. Life is good.

When I tried this recipe, my batter was very stiff. It would nor pour into the baking pan, rather I ended up spooning it in. The end result was lumpy albeit cooked, looking like when I put it in. Did I miss something, the only liquids I used were the oil and eggs? I did not rate this recipe because I'm not sure it's correct.

Hi Amy, The recipe is correct. This is a dense cake, which is why it has a thicker batter. We're not sure why yours may have turned out lumpy, but perhaps you can try chopping your apples and walnuts a little smaller to reduce lumpiness.

I have received so many compliments on this Apple Bar recipe! My son who does not like cooked apples, finished half the pan on his own. The second time I made these I used 3/4 cup brown sugar with 1/4 cup white sugar, toasted the nuts, added 1/2 cup of coconut, grated about 1/4 t. nutmeg, 1/4 t. ginger. This is a great recipe.....

Sorry I meant baking soda not baking powder. Thank you.

Hi. This is the second recipe that calls for self-rising flour and additional salt and baking powder. What is the reason for adding the salt & baking powder to self-rising powder?

gatorgrowl: this does not call for self-rising flour, it calls for all-purpose flour, and salt is added to every baked item to bring out the flavors. If you don't want to add salt, don't. But please re-read the ingredients before you start to bake.

I have made this many times and it is so good. Easy and doesn't need frosting. Sometimes I sprinkle a little powered sugar while warm. It,s yummy.

Made this cake yesterday. I did put a thin, simple, brown sugar drizzle on it. Great cake, not hard to make and it is so very good!

I addes the vanilla with the eggs and oil. Much easier and it worked out just great.

I think your picture does not match this recipe. It does not look like it was cut out of a 9x13" pan, and it has sauce on it.

The picture matches the recipe exactly I made this recipe myself it is delicious and easy to make and it looked like this picture.. it does not have a sauce on it.. has been sprinkled ever so lightly with sugar and has 3 thin slices of Granny Smith apple on top

I love this site

My Grandmother made this cake for us all our lives... She used BLACK WALNUTS....UUUUUMMMMM!!!!

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