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Virginia-Style Apple Cake


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  • 3 Eggs
  • 2 Tsp Vanilla extract
  • 1 Cup Vegetable oil
  • 2 Cups Granulated Sugar
  • 3 Cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 Tsp Salt
  • 1 Tsp Baking Soda
  • 3 Cups Apple - peeled, cored & chopped
  • 1/2 Cup Chopped Walnuts or Peacans


Servings 12
Preparation time 30mins
Cooking time 65mins


Step 1

Beat together eggs, vanilla and oil until well combined.

Stir in 1/2 of the following: sugar, flour, salt and baking soda. Mix remaining half with the apples and chopped nuts.

Combine the 2 mixtures by hand until well mixed.

Grease two 8" layer cake pans. Spread mixture evenly in pans.

Bake at 350 degrees until toothpick comes out clean. Cool on rack, then place on serving platter.


1 Cup Brown sugar, packed, 8 tablespoons butter and 1/2 cup milk in saucepan. Bring to boiling over medium heat. Remove from heat. Stir in 1 teaspoon vanilla extract.

Spread 1/2 of the topping over 1 layer. Top with a second layer. Cover with 1/2 more topping, spreading evenly. Sprinkle with powdered sugar. Garnish with pecan halves.

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