Grated Apple Cake

Grated Apple Cake Recipe

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Pat Campbell


A very good friend of mine made this cake one year for a company Christmas buffet. It surprised me for the simple reason that it was a fruitcake, but not dry, like most baked fruitcakes. It was very moist and the most cinnamony, ( is there such a word)? sweet spicy flavor. This recipe rivals my No Bake Fruitcake for flavor. So, to all the fruitcake lovers dwelling among the Just A Pinchers on the internet, try it, I think you will like it. God Bless and great cooking to all.

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1 cup
butter, not margarine
2 cup
1/4 - 1/2
cup rum, brandy, wine or your choice
large cooking apples, grated, peeled or with skin left on
medium jar, larger jar, maraschino cherries, sliced and juice
1 tsp
each, cinnamon, ground cloves, nutmeg & allspice
1/2 tsp
t sp
3 cups
1 tsp
cup water
1 lb.
dates, chopped
3 cups
fine chopped nut meats, your choice

How to Make Grated Apple Cake


  • 1Dont let long list of ingredients frighten you away, not as hard as it looks.
    Cream butter, add sugar & beat well. Add eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition.
  • 2Add apples, (rum, your choice), cherries and juice, spices, salt & vanilla, blend well. Combine flour, dates & nutmeats.Mix soda & water.
  • 3Add flour mixture & soda water alternately into cake mixture, being sure to mix thoroughly. Makes quite large amount. Line appropiately sufficient size pans, use judgement on pan size, with 2-3 layers of waxed paper, greased, or sprayed with cooking spray. Havent tried, but maybe line with parchment paper. Pour into pans & bake at 325 for 1 hour & 45 minutes to 2 hours. Depends a lot on depth of pans. The toothpick test works pretty well also. This cake is moist and flavorful & needs on icing. I believe this recipe is quite forgiving, so have fun with it.

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Course/Dish: Cakes
Hashtags: #nuts, #apples, #dates

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