No Bother Apple Cake


No Bother Apple Cake

No Bother Apple Cake
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 cup sugar
  • 1 3/4 cup 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.



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Haven't tired. I would like to have the nutritional values. I didn't see any.

Made this from another site with reviews used unsweetened applesauce instead of oil. Excellent.

was this cake kept in the fridge overnight?

No, we did not keep it in the fridge overnight. However, it can be. Enjoy!

can this be made in a loaf pan?

Hi there! The Test Kitchen has not tried making apple cake in a loaf pan and is not sure if it will work. -Thanks!

This is the first time I tried this recipe and it just came out of the oven looking just like the picture. I added some raisins and I'm going to make a glaze for the top of it...I also cheated a bit and did not chop the apples as in the recipe, but i did slice them with my veggeti...I can't wait to try it!!

Applesauce instead of oil. didn't peel apples either, sliced them in bottom of pan using 3 apples large after reading other reviews from another site and came out great.

Can I use self rising flour and omit the baking soda and salt

Great question! Yes, you can use self-rising flour and omit baking soda, but we do recommend leaving the salt in for other purposes.

can this be made in a Bundt pan

No, unfortunately this particular cake recipe cannot be made in a Bundt pan.

could you please tell me,whats the name of the apple recipe with sugar cookie dough for the crust? It called for 3 apples and lemon juice. thank you.flo I searched your entire website. It was aired on wkbwtv.a few weeks ago. thanks again.

Very yummy! Even better the second day. Substituted 1/2 cup apple sauce balance oil.

Can I substitute gluten free flour in this recipe? TY.

Hello! - You can substitute with gluten-free flour if the gluten-free flour you're using contains xanthan gum. Some flours don't have the gum, so be sure your gluten-free flour does. Enjoy!

Excellent! I've made this for years there happens to be one in the oven right now!

I have this in the oven now, I also added 3/4 cup of milk to the batter so it should be cake like Batter tasted yummy and it smells amazing!


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

was this cake kept in the fridge overnight?

NO - I just cover with foil after the cake has cooled and leave it sitting on the counter

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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