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)
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


  • 1Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • 2Grease and flour one 9x13 inch cake pan
  • 3In one large bowl, stir apples and sugar together until apples are evenly coated
  • 4When well mixed, stir in oil, eggs and vanilla
  • 5In another bowl: sift together all dry ingredients
  • 6Slowly turn dray into apply mixture and combine well
  • 7Add to baking pan and spread mixture evenly
  • 8Bake in preheated oven for 50-60 minutes until cake tests done with an inserted toothpick coming out clean.
  • 9Allow 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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