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grandma's fresh country apple cake

(4 ratings)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
Melissa LE
Rochester, NY

This is my grandma's fresh apple cake recipe. I have tweaked it but there is very little you can do to country baking perfection. I miss her dearly and this is my way of keeping her around.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Yum! Melissa's apple cake recipe has simple ingredients and doesn't require any fancy equipment. We love those types of old-fashioned recipes. This cake uses shredded apples that add a lot of moisture to the cake. Full of cinnamon flavor, it's dense and tender at the same time. Pecans add a nice crunch, but if you don't love nuts in your baked goods leave them out. This apple cake will be just as good. We opted to dust with a little powdered sugar and that added a pop of sweetness. A delicious fall recipe.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
(4 ratings)
yield 12 (depending on size of cuts)
prep time 25 Min
cook time 50 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For grandma's fresh country apple cake

  • 4 c
    peeled and shredded apples (any kind sweet or tart depending on your taste) I leave the skin on my apples
  • 2 c
  • 2 c
    all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    baking soda
  • 3 tsp
  • 1 tsp
  • 2
  • 3/4 c
  • 1c
    pecans chopped (optional)
  • (options) powder sugar to sprinkle on top, caramel to drizzle, ice cream, Cool Whip

How To Make grandma's fresh country apple cake

  • Shredded apple and sugar in a bowl.
    Stir shredded apples and sugar in a large bowl.
  • Dry ingredients added to the bowl.
    Add dry ingredients (flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt).
  • Oil and egg mixed together.
    Stir in the egg mixed with the oil into a measuring cup.
  • Egg mixture being poured into the batter.
    Pour into the dry ingredients.
  • Mixing everything together.
    Mix until thoroughly moist (do not overmix).
  • Stirring in chopped nuts.
    Stir in nuts.
  • Batter poured into a baking dish.
    Pour into a 9X13 pan sprayed with butter flavor no-stick spray.
  • Cake baking in the oven.
    Bake at 350 for 50 minutes.
  • Cake after being baked in the oven.
    It springs when pressed when done.
  • A bite taken from Grandma's Fresh Country Apple Cake.
    Options for topping: Sprinkle with powdered sugar. Drizzle with caramel. Serve with Cool Whip. Serve ala mode with vanilla ice cream.