Apple Dapple Cake

There are always family favorite recipes and then there are really special,  favorite, family recipes. This is one of those for our family.  I make this more than any other cake.   I am sure Gene will declare he was not in on this prank but when the children were still at home we had to guard our plates against “someone” stealing our icing.  Keith was particularly noted for this grieveous sin!   I always say this cake is beyond good!

When Keith got married he asked me to make these for his rehearsal supper. There were a hit and I share this recipe for those who wanted it.


Apple Dapple Cake

Mix together:

  • 3 eggs
  • 1 c. Vegetable Oil
  • 2 c. Sugar

Add and beat:

  • 1 tsp. Salt
  • 1 tsp. Soda
  • 2 tsp. Vanilla
  • 1 tsp. Mace
  • 1 tsp. Nutmeg
  • 1 tsp. Cinnamon
  • 2-1/2 cups All-Purpose Flour

Prepare and coat with 1/2 c. flour (this prevents the nuts and apples from sinking in the batter).

  • 1/2 c. chopped Pecans
  • 3 c. Raw diced apples, peeled

Stir the apples/pecans into the batter and spoon into a greased bundt pan. This is a very thick batter.

Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour and 15 mins. In my oven it doesn’t take quite that long. Check it after 1 hour.

Caramel Topping:

  • 1 c. Brown Sugar-packed
  • 1/2 c. Margarine
  • 1/4 c. Milk

Boil on low heat for 21 mins.  (firm boil stage).  Pour over hot cake.

Enjoy with a cup of hot coffee!


  1. Jill Hostetter Said:

    You know I have to confess that have never made this cake. I wonder if it would taste like yours…

    • Pat Said:

      It would and maybe better!

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