Fresh Apple Cake with Buttermilk Sauce
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This cake is delicious!
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: Australian
Serves: 8
  • Butter, for greasing pan
  • 400 grams/2 cups sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1½ cups vegetable oil
  • ¼ cup orange juice
  • 375g grams/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ 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
  • 113 grams/1/2 cup butter
  • 225 grams/1 cup sugar
  • 121 ml/1/2 cup buttermilk
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  1. Preheat the oven to 165C / 325F. Generously grease a tube or bundt pan.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the sugar, eggs, oil, orange juice, flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and vanilla extract; and mix well.
  3. Fold apples, coconut, and pecans into batter.
  4. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake until a tester comes out clean, about 1½ hours.
  1. Shortly before the cake is done, make the sauce.
  2. Melt the butter in a large saucepan, stir in the sugar, buttermilk, and baking soda, and bring to a good rolling boil, stirring constantly for 1 minute.
  3. When the cake comes out of the oven, pour the sauce over the hot cake in the pan. Let stand 1 hour, then turn out onto a rack to cool completely.
  4. Serve with whipped cream or ice cream or go whole hog and serve both.
Recipe by Orgasmic Chef at