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.

Original recipe makes 12 servings


2 cups white sugar
3 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
2 teaspoons salt
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 1/3 cups vegetable oil
2 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/2 cup raisins
4 cups chopped, peeled apple

  • PREP

    20 mins

  • COOK

    1 hr 30 mins


    1 hr 50 mins


  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Grease a 9×13 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.


Calories: 514 kcal
Carbohydrates: 68.8 g
Cholesterol: 35 mg
Fat: 25.5 g
Fiber: 2.3 g
Protein: 4.6 g
Sodium: 611 mg