grated apple cake

★★★★★ 1
a recipe by
Pat Campbell
pryor, OK

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.

★★★★★ 1
serves 14-16
prep time 1 Hr
cook time 1 Hr 45 Min

Ingredients For grated apple cake

  • 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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