Apple Cake - Grandma's Recipe

Apple Cake - Grandma's Recipe

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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

  • 2 c
  • 1 can(s)
    evaporated milk
  • 1 stick
    butter, room temperature
  • 1 can(s)
    angel flake coconut
  • 1 tsp
    pure vanilla extract

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. After 45 minutes, 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. Bake in two 8 or 9 inch round pans for 35 to 50 minutes. Check using a toothpick to see if cake is done.
  6. 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.
  7. Put 2 cups of sugar, 1 small can of evaporated milk, 1 stick of butter on to cook. Cook until soft ball forms. Once soft ball stage has been reached, remove from heat, stir in the coconut and on teaspoon pure vanilla extract...Icing will be sticky.
  8. Put icing between layers and on top of cake. Best made the day before you serve.

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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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