RAW APPLE CAKE aka Ugly brown apple cake

November 16, 2009

Author Notes: I grew up near a apple growing area famous for their Gravensteins which are wonderful in pies, cakes, cider, apple sauce and just juice. They have a very short season and don't travel well so unless you are lucky enough to live near a tree you will probably never taste one. But, you can buy applesauce and cider and juice made from this wonderful apple.My mother made this cake as long as I can remember. I think she found it in the Sebastopol newspaper and I make it exactly like she did...with Gravenstein apples. You have to believe me when I tell you how good it tastes. Because it is brown I just couldn't take a attractive picture of the cake. I just was too brown. I added a caramel glaze and that just made it shiny and brown. dymnyno

Serves: 1 cake


  • 4 cups diced apples (about 7 apples ,peeled)
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3 cups flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1/2 cup oil or butter
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
In This Recipe


  1. Mix the diced apples with eggs. Then add sugar, cinnamon, oil, and nuts and cream. I have used both oil and I have used butter...both work.
  2. Sift flour, soda, salt and mix into wet ingredients.
  3. Pour into a 9 inch cast iron pan lined with parchment.and bake at 350 degrees for about an hour. Check to see if the center is cooked with a knife or toothpick.

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