Great Grandma's Apple Cake

Great Grandma's Apple Cake Recipe

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Katie & Miki (mother & daughter) Dingle


This is a recipe my grandmother use to make every holiday and upon request. Miki first made it this year as I shared memories of her great grandmother.

When I first started to make it I would add cranberries and pears....very good.

It still gets made in my house each Christmas or Thanksgiving to remember my grandmother and to share it with my children.


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  • 4 c
    apples, peeled and sliced as for pie
  • 2 c
    white sugar
  • 1/2 c
    cooking oil
  • 1 c
    walnuts or other favorite (optional)
  • 2
    eggs, well beaten
  • 2 tsp
    vanilla extract

  • 1 tsp
    baking soda
  • 2 tsp
    ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 2 c
    all-purpose flour (i always use wheat)

How to Make Great Grandma's Apple Cake


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Grease and flour one 9x13 inch cake pan
  3. In one large bowl, stir apples and sugar together until apples are evenly coated
  4. When well mixed, stir in oil, eggs and vanilla
  5. In another bowl: sift together all dry ingredients
  6. Slowly turn dray into apply mixture and combine well
  7. Add to baking pan and spread mixture evenly
  8. Bake in preheated oven for 50-60 minutes until cake tests done with an inserted toothpick coming out clean.
  9. Allow to cool on a wire rack. Serve with a dusting of confections sugar, whip cream or ice cream. Me I like it plain :)

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About Great Grandma's Apple Cake

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: German

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