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Essie's Apple Cake


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  • 3 cups of unsifted flour
  • 2 1/2 cups of sugar
  • 1 cup of oil
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 tsp of salt
  • 1/2 cup of orange juice
  • 2 1/2 tsp of vanilla extract
  • 3 tsp of baking powder
  • 6 apples peeled and sliced thin
  • 2 tsp of cinnamon
  • 3 tablespoons of sugar
  • 1 orange rind grated
  • 1 lemon rind grated
  • 1/2 cup walnuts chopped
  • 1 cup yellow raisins



Step 1

Mix apples with cinnamon and 3 tablespoons of sugar. Mix the raisins and the nuts together and put aside. Beat eggs one at a time then add the 2 1/2 cups of sugar to the eggs. In a separate bowl mix all the dry ingredients and in another bowl all the liquid ingredients. Then mix a little at a time alternating the liquid and the eggs with sugar into the dry ingredients.

Grease a 10 inch tube or bunt pan. Make alternate layers of batter, apples, raisins and nuts.

Bake at 350 degrees for 1 1/2 hours

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