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Apple Ugly Cake

Apple Ugly Cake


"Don't let the name of this recipe fool you. It may not be the prettiest cake you've ever seen, but it sure is the delicious! I've made this for a tea party, office luncheon, brunch and dessert. It's always a hit. Delicious served with vanilla ice cream."
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1 h 50 m servings 514 cals
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  • Calories:
  • 514 kcal
  • 26%
  • Fat:
  • 25.5 g
  • 39%
  • Carbs:
  • 68.8g
  • 22%
  • Protein:
  • 4.6 g
  • 9%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 31 mg
  • 10%
  • Sodium:
  • 611 mg
  • 24%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Grease a 9x13 inch pan.
  2. In a large bowl, stir together the sugar, flour, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon. Make a well in the center, and pour in the oil, eggs and vanilla. Mix until well blended. Fold in the raisins and apples. Spread evenly in the prepared pan.
  3. Bake for 1 1/2 hours in the preheated oven, until firm and lightly browned.

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  1. 38 Ratings

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I've made this cake three times. Twice as directed and once adding 1 cup milk as others have suggested. The milk changed the consistency of the cake. Although it was good it's much better wit...

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Very average, nobody could really taste the apple, just a generic somewhat fruity sweetness.. It was also very dense, probably because of all the oil? maybe i should have substituted some of the...

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I've made this cake three times. Twice as directed and once adding 1 cup milk as others have suggested. The milk changed the consistency of the cake. Although it was good it's much better wit...

I make this cake often, exactly as it is here. It is delicious. I get tons of compliments, so thanks whoever posted this! The apples have so much water in them that it cooks out into the batt...

This cake is delicious. I would not call it ugly, but maybe "Apple Unadorned Cake" would be a better name. It could use a strudel or a glaze to "pretty" it up, but it tastes fabulous without. ...

I chose this cake for it's simplicity and the name. It tasted great. I substituted 1 cup of white flour to wheat. The cake was pretty, light, crunchy and GREAT!! I made it for a party and served...

I woke up on Christmas morning after having been ill for a few days and was regretting not having made something special for breakfast. Apple Ugly Cake to the rescue!!! Just super! I made it ...

REALLY GOOD! The only difference to the actual recipe that I made was that I used 1 1/2 cups of sugar instead of 2 and I used corn oil instead of vegetable oil. I also poured the batter into a...

This cake is delicious. I cut down on the oil to 1 C. and only baked it 1 hour and it was done. I was surprised that none of the reviews mentioned how long it was to be in the oven. I served i...

Excellent, I didn't change anything, the suggested milk isn't really necessary in my opinion, since the apples do give a lot of moisture while baking. I sprinkled around half a cup of sliced alm...

I took another reviewer's advice and added a cup of liquid (milk) to the batter. The top was deliciously crunchy/chewy. I don't even like raisins, but I LOVED them in this cake! I might try it...

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