Show Us Your Life - Desserts

This week on Show Us Your Life at Kelly's Korner, bloggers are featuring their favorite quick and easy dessert recipes. If you are looking for a warm, comforting, fall recipe, you've come to the right blog.

Aunt Bertha's Fresh Apple Cake

  • Butter, for greasing pan
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon 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 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Generously grease a tube pan.
For the cake: in a large bowl, combine the sugar, eggs, oil, orange juice, flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and vanilla extract; and mix well. Fold apples, coconut, and pecans into batter.
Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake until a tester comes out clean, about 1 1/2 hours.

Shortly before the cake is done, make the sauce: Melt the butter in a large saucepan, stir in the sugar, buttermilk, and baking soda, and bring to a good rolling boil, stirring constantly. Boil for 1 minute. Pour the sauce over the hot cake in the pan as soon as you remove it from the oven. Let stand 1 hour, then turn out onto a rack to cool completely.

Cook Time: 1 hr 30 min

Yield: 16 to 20 servings

Want more yummy fall dessert ideas? Hop on over to Kelly's Korner and see what others had to say!


  1. Oooh apple cake sounds so great!! I make apple cranberry bread.. but this sounds so tasty!

  2. Thanks for dropping by and commenting on my blog. Oh shoot, your recipe just sounds so delish! The only thing is, I dunno how to bake. I know, sad right?!

    Anyway, I'd looooooooove to raid Victoria Beckham's closet too! Her style is just awesome! :)

  3. Mmmm..looks yummy! Thanks for passing 'Kreative Blogger Award' on to me :) You're so thoughtful! Have a great weekend!

  4. I love apple cake :) That has made me hungry.


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