Grandma's Fresh Apple Cake

Grandma's Fresh  Apple Cake Recipe

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Donna Lundeen

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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.

Rating:

★★★★★ 2 votes

Serves:
8-10
Prep:
35 Min
Cook:
1 Hr

Ingredients

  • 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
    sugar
  • 3
    eggs
  • DRY INGREDIENTS

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

How to Make Grandma's Fresh Apple Cake

Step-by-Step

  1. Grease and flour a 9 X 12 X 3 pan and set aside.
  2. Peel and chop apples. You may add 1 tsp. of lemon juice to the apples to prevent browning. Chop nuts. Set aside.
  3. Cream together the shortening and sugar. Add the eggs and combine.
  4. In a large bowl sift together the flour, baking powder, soda and salt.
  5. Add 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!
  6. Place 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!
  7. Bake 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.
  8. Allow 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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Course/Dish: Cakes




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