Grandma’s Last Apple Cake
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Bluejade November 11, 2013
Great cake! I mixed together this recipe and the recipe for Heavenly Apple Cake. From that recipe and Lucinda Quinn's cookbook, I particularly liked the idea of soaking chopped up dates. I put about 3/4 cup of chopped dates in 1/2 cup coffee and 1/2 cup water. Then I microwaved this mix for 2 minutes and let sit while mixing everything else. I also sifted the baking powder and flour together. I added 1/4 cup white sugar. I coarsely chopped the apples to a total of 3 cups. Once the wet and dry items were combined, I added the dates with liquid. Total cooking time was more like 35 minutes. This easily serves 6. Very tasty, light and pleasant apple taste. Easy too.
susan G. July 16, 2011
My family remembered my grandmother's apple cake, but nobody knew how to make it. Maybe this is it! Right history... Thanks for sharing your grandmother. I'm charmed!
EarlyToBed July 20, 2011
Thanks susan g-- another apple cake recipe was found in the family archives--I'll post that one also when apple season rolls around again.
dymnyno January 24, 2010
What a sweet story! When apple season rolls aroung this summer I am going to make your cake. The sentiments are the best spice.
HilaryGar November 12, 2009
I decided to make this based on the beautifully written introduction by Early to Bed. It is simple and easy and excellent. My most discerning palettes (the 5 and 7 year olds) loved it and ate it for dessert and breakfast the next day and amazingly "it tastes just as good as last night" and "I like it cold" were their inspired remarks. I think that my only tweak would be that smaller, lets say cubes, cuts of apple would allow more to be incorporated. I also might have put a HEAPING teaspoon of cinnamon in the cake as well as a scosh more vanilla (penzeys double strength). I am going to try it as a persimmon cake tonight as I have so many persimmons... Thanks so much for a great recipe and memory.
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