Mattie Lee’s Apple Cake.

apple cake

I haven’t been home but two days in the past three weeks and had some old CSA apples to use up, as well as numerous unidentifiable containers filled with food {I think} lurking in the back of my fridge. Ugh.

I feel guilty for not eating my CSA apples sooner.

This is a recipe I slightly adapted from my Aunt Lynnette and her friend Melly. They normally made it in a 9 in x13 in pan and topped it with butterscotch chips. I made mine in a Bundt pan, because I think any cake is prettier in this pan. I also reduced the sugar, added whole-wheat flour, increased the eggs, and replaced the butterscotch chips with a light glaze.

Mattie Lee’s Apple Cake


  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup of oil
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup whole-wheat flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 4 cups sliced {or diced} apples
  • glaze {optional}


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a Bundt pan or 9 inx13 in pan. Set aside.

2. Combine sugars, eggs, oil and vanilla in a large bowl with a wooden spoon. Batter should be smooth and creamy.

3. Sift together flours, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt. Add to wet ingredients and mix with wooden spoon until combined. Batter will be very thick. Add chopped apples and combine. The juice from the apple will make the batter less thick.

4. Spread into pan. Bake for 50-60 minutes or until center is set. I usually test mine with a toothpick. Let cool 10 minutes, then invert onto a cake stand. I made a quick glaze out of powdered sugar, water, and vanilla extract {literally, just eyeballed it} and drizzled it over the cake.

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8 Responses to Mattie Lee’s Apple Cake.

  1. angela says:

    You’ve changed the look of your blog! I like it and the apple cake looks good too!!

  2. Aimee says:

    I am so impressed at how quickly you put your new wisdom into action – especially considering your delay getting home! That cake looks terrific – I love when you can see the apple chunks! So glad to have met you at camp, Sarah!!

    Whattup New England!! :)

  3. Your blog is so beautiful Sarah. Your picture looks awesome, Matt and Todd and Diane would be proud. You ooze talent my friend. Just embrace it.

  4. Kathryn says:

    That cake is absolutely gorgeous! We’d love if you could enter it into the Recipe4Living 5th Birthday Contest! You could win a huge gift basket full of Scharffen Berger gourmet chocolate!

  5. moowiesqrd says:

    (It’s Marie, by the way :)) Gorgeous photo! I love how you’ve applied what we’ve learned at Food Blog Camp. We’ll have to talk about our night-indoor photography series soon. So glad that I met you! Stay in touch.

  6. Terry Reid says:

    Your cake looks fabulous and your picture looks absolutely Delicious!!!!!! WOW!

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