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apple cake - grandma's recipe

Recipe by
Mary R Morris
Western Grove, AR

My Grandma had me hand write this over 60 years ago. I had lost this recipe and just found it a couple of weeks ago. I'm sure you will enjoy it the way I have. My Grandma could not read or write, but she could bake and cook anything especially Cajun food as she was full blooded Cajun. So today I look back over the times that she taught me how to cook. So Grandma this is for you. I will be posting pictures later on in the week.

yield 12 serving(s)
prep time 50 Min
cook time 35 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For apple cake - grandma's recipe

  • 4 c
    apples, red delicious
  • 2 c
    white sugar
  • 1 2/3 c
    crisco vegetable oil
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 2 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    pure vanilla extract
  • 2 lg
    eggs, beaten
  • 3 c
    all purpose flour
  • 3/4 c
  • 2/3 c
    evaporated milk
  • 1 stick
    butter, room temperature
  • 1 c
    shredded sweetened coconut
  • 1 tsp
    pure vanilla extract
  • 1 c
    chopped pecans

How To Make apple cake - grandma's recipe

  • 1
    Peel and finely slice the 4 cups of Red & Delicious apples.
  • 2
    Sprinkle 2 cups of sugar over the sliced apples and toss. Let sit in the sugar for 45 minutes.
  • 3
    Sift 3 cups of flour, the 1/2 teaspoon of salt, the 2 teaspoons of baking soda together. Add oil, add two beaten eggs, the 1 1/2 teaspoons of pure vanilla extract to the apples and stir.
  • Cake Batter
    Add the flour (a small amount at a time till mixed). After it is mixed, the batter will be thick.
  • Adding Apples
    Add apples to the batter and mix well.
  • 6
    Bake in a 9 x 13 pan (you can use two 9 inch pans if you would like) Bake at 350 degrees for 30 to 40 minutes. Check using a toothpick to see if cake is done.
  • 7
    After the cake is baked, let cool in pans for 10 minutes, then finish cooling on wire racks. After the cake is cooled, ice with the following icing.
  • Icing ingredients
    Get together the ingredients for the icing.
  • 9
    Begin icing once you remove cake from oven by heating butter, sugar, and evaporated milk to a boil, stir often.
  • Adding the rest of the ingredients.
    Add vanilla, coconut, and pecans. Boil for about 2 to 3 minutes.
  • Finished Cake
    Pour over warm cake. best served the next day.