Grandma's Fresh Apple Cake

Grandma's Fresh  Apple Cake Recipe

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Donna Lundeen


This recipe is a family favorite, we even serve it for birthdays, just add a dusting of powdered sugar! My Grandmother Marguerite L.C. Seelhorst made this every time we came to visit. It is easy to make, and feeds a large gathering.

★★★★★ 2 votes
35 Min
1 Hr


3 c
chopped apples, granny smith, or your favorite baking apple.
1 c
chopped nuts, either walnuts or pecans. may be omitted.
1 c
vegetable shortening, or half butter and half shortening.
3 c


2 1/2 c
all purpose flour
2 tsp
baking powder
1 tsp
baking soda
1/2 tsp


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.

About Grandma's Fresh Apple Cake

Course/Dish: Cakes
Hashtags: #apple, #easy, #fresh fruit