Apple Cake - Grandma's Recipe

Mary R Morris


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.


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50 Min
35 Min


  • 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 large
    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.
  4. Add the flour (a small amount at a time till mixed). After it is mixed, the batter will be thick.
  5. 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.
  8. 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.
  10. Add vanilla, coconut, and pecans. Boil for about 2 to 3 minutes.
  11. Pour over warm cake. best served the next day.

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About Apple Cake - Grandma's Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: Southern
Other Tags: Quick & Easy Heirloom

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