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Dinah's Apple Cake

Yield: 10” round tube cake panTime: 1 h 30 min

Dinah's Apple Cake

Yield: 10” round tube cake panTime: 1 h 30 min

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Ann ArborClevelandBethesda, Maryland
The BerkshiresOrient, New York


  • 1 ½ cups + ¼ teaspoon vegetable oil, divided
  • 1 ¾ cups sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 3 cups all purpose flour, sifted
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ¾  teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½  teaspoon ground cloves
  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger
  • ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 ½ cups roasted walnuts, roughly chopped 
  • 3 Gala apples, peeled and cored, chopped into 3/4 inch cubes
  • ⅓  cup apple or orange juice


  • Step 1

    Preheat oven to 350 degrees. 

  • Step 2

    Grease the cake pan with ¼ teaspoon vegetable oil.

  • Step 3

    Mix the wet ingredients: In a large bowl, whisk the vegetable oil and sugar until combined well and creamy. Add the eggs and whisk again until combined and thick. Set aside.

  • Step 4

    Mix the dry ingredients: In a separate bowl, whisk the flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, cloves, ginger and nutmeg until combined. Add walnuts and apples and toss in the mixture until all pieces are coated in the dry ingredients.

  • Step 5

    Pour the wet ingredients into the bowl with the dry ingredients and stir well until incorporated. Add the apple or orange juice and mix well.

  • Step 6

    Place the batter into the loaf pan, using a spatula push the batter to cover all the bottom edges of the pan. Transfer to the oven and bake for 50 to 65 minutes minutes until golden brown.

  • Step 7

    Cool the cake for 10 minutes. Turn the pan over onto a cooling rack. Let the cake cool for another 25 minutes. This cake is oil-based and will fall apart if not left to cool long enough.  

  • Step 8

    Serve at room temperature.