Nana’s Apple Cake

Nana's Apple Cake


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Nana’s Apple Cake has quite the following. The incredibly moist texture has to be the reason for its popularity. It’s perfect as a breakfast cake and, with a light dusting of powdered sugar, doubles as a dessert.

  • 4 Granny Smith Apples (Peeled, Cored & Chopped Into Chunks)
  • 2 1/2 Teaspoons Ground Cinnamon
  • 6 Tablespoons Sugar
  • 2 3/4 Cups Unbleached Flour (Sifted)
  • 1 Tablespoon Baking Powder
  • 1 Teaspoon Kosher Salt
  • 1 Cup Vegetable Oil
  • 2 Cups Sugar
  • 1/4 Cup Orange Juice
  • 1 Tablespoon Vanilla Extract
  • 2 Teaspoons Orange Zest
  • 4 Eggs
  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Grease an angel food cake pan. In a medium-size bowl add apple chunks. Toss apple chunks with cinnamon and 6 tablespoons sugar. Set aside.
  2. In a large-size bowl combine sifted flour, baking powder, and kosher salt. In a medium-size bowl whisk together oil, orange juice, orange zest, sugar, and vanilla. Add wet ingredients into dry ingredients. Stir to combine
  3. Add eggs one at a time. Incorporate eggs into mixture, but don’t overmix. Add 3/4 of apples and mix into batter. Pour into prepared pan. Sprinkle remainder of apples on top of batter.
  4. Place in oven. Bake for 1 1/2 hours until done. Remember that every oven heats differently so check at 1 hour and 15 minutes.
  5. Remove from oven. Let cool in pan before removing.
  6. Makes 1 cake. Serves 8.
  7. © Victoria Hart Glavin


Victoria has been cooking and writing recipes since she was a a young girl. Originally from Nebraska, her appreciation for culinary technique took off when she moved to Lyon, France. Victoria is published in Hearst Newspapers, Greenwich Free Press, New Canaanite, and more.

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