Grated Apple Cake

Grated Apple Cake

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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
  • 4
  • 2 cup
  • 1/4 - 1/2
    cup rum, brandy, wine or your choice
  • 3
    large cooking apples, grated, peeled or with skin left on
  • 1
    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
  • 1/2
    cup water
  • 1 lb.
    dates, chopped
  • 3 cups
    fine chopped nut meats, your choice

How to Make Grated Apple Cake


  1. Dont 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.
  2. Add apples, (rum, your choice), cherries and juice, spices, salt & vanilla, blend well. Combine flour, dates & nutmeats.Mix soda & water.
  3. Add 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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