Collins Apple Cake

For last month’s Bible study, my friend Leslie hosted at her house, and made the most delicious meal. Dinner was finished off with the epitome of fall desserts… Apple Cake! Since savoring that warm slice that night, it has been on my mind to share with y’all. Also a really good excuse I could use to enjoy another warm bite. This is her mom’s recipe, and y’all… it is scrumptious. Add it to your cold weather baking list!

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Huckleberry Collective
Huckleberry Collective
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Huckleberry Collective



4 Cups of Apples, Chopped (4 Large Apples, I did 2 Gala and 2 Granny Smith)
2 Cups of Sugar
2 Cups of Flour
1 1/2 Teaspoons of Baking Soda
2 Teaspoons of Cinnamon 
1 Teaspoon of Salt
2 Eggs
3/4 Cup of Vegetable Oil
2 Teaspoons of Vanilla
1 Cup of Pecans (roughly chopped)

1 Cup of Sugar
1/2 Cup of Butter
1/2 Cup of Heavy Cream (or evaporated milk)
1 Teaspoon of Vanilla Extract


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In a large bowl, combine Apples and Sugar.  Stir together

Sift together Baking Soda, Flour, Cinnamon, and Salt.  Combine this with the Apple Mixture.

In a separate bowl, beat Vanilla, Eggs and Oil.  Then combine with Apple mixture.  Mix thoroughly, then stir in Pecans.

Pour into a greased 9x12 pan.  Bake 50 min until it springs back slightly when pressed.


While the cake bakes, begin making the icing. Combine all icing ingredients in a sauce pan and bring to a rolling boil. Reduce heat to medium and cook for three minutes. 

Remove cake from oven and pour icing over top. Let sit for 5 minutes, then serve. 

Serve warm!