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Apple cake recipe

 
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I stumbled across this article on apple cake, which is well worth the read.

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=6521353

The recipe also seems useful:

Apple Cake

T. Susan Chang adapted this from Dotty Pascoe, of Leverett, Mass.

Makes 8 servings


  • [li]3 cups flour all-purpose flour[/li]
    [li]1 cup white sugar[/li]
    [li]1/2 cup brown sugar, firmly packed[/li]
    [li]1 teaspoon cinnamon[/li][li]1 teaspoon salt[/li]
    [li]1 teaspoon baking soda[/li][li]1 1/4 cups vegetable oil[/li]
    [li]3 eggs[/li][li]1 teaspoon vanilla[/li]
    [li]4 cups apples, peeled and sliced or chopped (Russets, Golden Delicious, Granny Smiths, Baldwins and Cortlands all work well)[/li]
    [li]1 cup pecans[/li]


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

    In a large bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients (flour, sugars, cinnamon, salt and baking soda) until thoroughly combined.

    Whisk together the wet ingredients (eggs, oil and vanilla) and stir into the dry ingredients. Stir to just combine. Fold in apples and pecans. The batter will be quite stiff. Add 1/4 cup water if desired.

    Spread the batter into an ungreased tube pan or ungreased 9-inch-by-11-inch-by-2-inch baking dish. Bake 60 to 65 minutes, until a skewer inserted in the center comes out clean.

     
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    Beautiful story, Joel, thanks for sharing.

    This is the exact recipe my mom has made over the years and that I asked for once I had my own family. We call it "Raw Apple Cake."

    We usually serve it with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream which brings it up to an amazing level of food joy!

    Thanks again. Bake this. Soon.

     
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    My mother makes a variation of this recipe. It has less ingredients, but it's delicious! Mom has a preference for MacIntosh apples. As they are the apple of my computer's eye, it's ok by me! 

    Apple Crisp

    Dice 6 or 7 medium sized apples, put in an 8" x 8" pan

    Mix following ingredients until crumbly:
    1 C. flour
    1 1/2 C. sugar
    1 egg
    1 t. salt
    1 t. baking powder

    Spread mix over apples, pour 1/2 C. melted butter over all & sprinkle with cinnamon
    Bake @ 350 deg. for about 30 minutes

    Serve with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream, yummy! Looking at the other recipe, I dunno why you couldn't substitute 1/2 cup of brown sugar for 1/2 cup of white and add vanilla too. If I remember, I will suggest she try it that way next time.
     
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    I had a peek at this thread last night and made a crumbler using this recipe directly above: made it gluten free using a half cup oats and a half cup cassava flour, and added in some sunflower and pumpkin seeds too, and a bit of chopped walnut. Eating it for breakfast right now and it's delish!
     
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    The recipe that Joel posted is very similar to one I used to make as a teenager.  My recipe had a glaze:  
       
    1 1/4 cups packed brown sugar
    1/3 cup milk
    1/2 cup butter

    To make the glaze: In a saucepan, combine brown sugar, milk, and butter. Bring to a boil and continue cooking for 2 1/2 minutes, stirring constantly. Pour over cake while still hot.



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