Cafeteria Lady Cake
An old fashioned apple cake that is moist and delicious!
  • Cake
  • 3 cups flour (I used Bob's Red Mill 1 to 1 GF flour blend)
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1½ cups vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 apples, peeled and grated
  • 1 cup walnuts, chopped ( I left these out)
  • 1 cup raisins
  • Glaze
  • ½ cup buttermilk
  • ½ cup butter, cut into pieces
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  2. Grease a 9x13 pan and set aside.
  3. In a bowl whisk together flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt. Set aside.
  4. In a separate bowl whisk together sugar, oil, eggs, and vanilla until well combined.
  5. Stir flour mixture into sugar mixture and stir just until combined.
  6. Stir in apples, walnuts if using, and raisins.
  7. Spread batter into 9x13.
  8. Bake for 50-55 minutes or until toothpick inserted into center of the cake comes out with just a few moist crumbs.
  9. For the glaze
  10. In a small saucepan combine buttermilk, butter, sugar, vanilla, and salt. Cook over medium low heat, stirring often, until butter is melted and sugar is dissolved. This takes about 2 minutes.
  11. While cake is warm use a fork or wooden skewer to poke holes in the top of the cake.
  12. Slowly pour glaze over the cake.
  13. Let cake cool for several hours before serving to allow time for the glaze to absorb.
Recipe by Lynn's Kitchen Adventures at