Grandma's Fresh Country Apple Cake

14
Melissa LE

By
@gabbygal

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.

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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


Rating:

★★★★★ 2 votes

Comments:
Serves:
12 (depending on size of cuts)
Prep:
25 Min
Cook:
50 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

  • 4 c
    peeled and shredded apples (any kind sweet or tart depending on your taste) I leave the skin on my apples
  • 2 c
    sugar
  • 2 c
    all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    baking soda
  • 3 tsp
    cinnamon
  • 1 tsp
    salt
  • 2
    eggs
  • 3/4 c
    oil
  • 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

Step-by-Step

  1. Stir shredded apples and sugar in a large bowl.
  2. Add dry ingredients (flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt).
  3. Stir in the egg mixed with the oil into a measuring cup.
  4. Pour into the dry ingredients.
  5. Mix until thoroughly moist (do not overmix).
  6. Stir in nuts.
  7. Pour into a 9X13 pan sprayed with butter flavor no-stick spray.
  8. Bake at 350 for 50 minutes.
  9. It springs when pressed when done.
  10. Options for topping:
    Sprinkle with powdered sugar.
    Drizzle with caramel.
    Serve with Cool Whip.
    Serve ala mode with vanilla ice cream.

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About Grandma's Fresh Country Apple Cake

Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: American
Collection: A is for Apple
Hashtags: #apple #FRESH



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