Grandma's Fresh Apple Cake
chopped apples, granny smith, or your favorite baking apple.
chopped nuts, either walnuts or pecans. may be omitted.
vegetable shortening, or half butter and half shortening.
all purpose flour
1Grease and flour a 9 X 12 X 3 pan and set aside.
2Peel and chop apples. You may add 1 tsp. of lemon juice to the apples to prevent browning. Chop nuts. Set aside.
3Cream together the shortening and sugar. Add the eggs and combine.
4In a large bowl sift together the flour, baking powder, soda and salt.
5Add the dry ingredients to the creamed mixture a little at a time. Fold in the 3 cups of apples and the chopped nuts. The batter will be STIFF!
6Place in the greased and floured pan. You will need to use a spoon or your hands to push the batter evenly into the pan. Don't worry, it will come out beautifully even though it looks lumpy!
7Bake for 1 hour at 350 degrees. Cake is done when it is nicely browned and a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean.
8Allow to cool on a rack. This cake is delicious served warm with ice cream! Let it cool a bit first though. It also travels well, allow it to cool completely.
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Posted: Tue, May 17, 2011