In this Fresh Apple Cake tutorial video by Paula Deen on YouTube, she says there is no mixer needed and everything needs to be mixed in a bowl by the order of what the ingredients is listed. In my opinion, this would be a great fall cake recipe to make when the leaves start turning color, and it gets a little chilly outside. If you truly like apples, this recipe can be made anytime. Also, it’s sweet that she announces that she will continue to make these types of cooking shows on YouTube when the world gets back to normal. Due to quarantine, she is able to create a lot of informal/casual at-home cooking videos.
- 3 cups divided sugar
- 3 eggs
- 1 1/2 cups vegetable oil
- 1/4 cup orange juice
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 1/2 teaspoons divided baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 3 cups peeled and finely chopped apples
- 1 cup shredded coconut
- 1 cup chopped pecans
- 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
- 1/2 cup buttermilk
First, preheat the oven to 325F. To make the cake batter, in a large bowl, combine 2 cups sugar, eggs, oil, orange juice, flour, 1 teaspoon baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and vanilla extract. Mix the ingredients together then, fold the apples, coconut, and pecans into the batter.
Next, pour the cake batter into the tube pan that is generously greased and bake for 1 1/2 hours. Then, continue to watch Paula Deen’s tutorial on YouTube to make the sauce that goes on top of the cake.
Overall, this is a wholesome apple cake that is great for the holidays. I can imagine the smell of toasted pecans and apples. The cinnamon would remind me of Thanksgiving morning. I think this would be a cool bundt cake to make for my parents and family when it gets closer to October/November.