Sunday, October 22, 2006

Grandma's Apple Cake

Grandma's Apple Cake
Originally uploaded by watchjennybake.
This recipe is hard to ruin, and it can be made in any shape - 9x13, 2 loaf pans, muffin sized, or bundt. It is moist and delicious! To me, fall means apple cake, and I've had it every year as long as I can remember.

Fresh Apple Cake

4 cups diced apples
2 cups sugar
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 cup chopped nuts
2 eggs, beaten
2 tsp vanilla
2 cups flour
2 tsp baking soda
2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp salt

Mix apples and sugar. Add oil, nuts, eggs, and vanilla. Mix together dry ingredients and add. Pour into greased 9x13 pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour or until baked in center.

For a luxury version of this cake, you can try baking it in two 9" pans and icing with cream cheese frosting; or serve in wedges with butter pecan icecream, drizzled with hot caramel sauce.

Categories: Apple, Cake


Rachel said...

It looks a lot like my mom's raw apple cake - my parents have a huge apple tree in their yard (I'm not sure what kind of apples they are, but they're excellent for baking, although not great for just eating), so every fall was the mad rush to see how many different kinds of foods could be made with apple.

Ruth said...

I made this recipe last night, and hubby really liked the two bites he had (we only had a small taste because it was bedtime when it was done baking), and I liked it too, although it's a little more cinnamony than I was expecting. It will be easier to tell after eating a real piece today :)

Unknown said...

So Ruth, what did you think? I find the level of sweetness depends entirely on the type of apple you use. The last time I made it, it was TOO sweet.