Recipes: Grandma’s Apple Cake

Here in Georgia, we’ve entered apple season. Our family will be heading soon to Ellijay to pick our own apples. And when we come home, the girls and I will make my Grandmother’s apple cake recipe. Enjoy!

Grandma’s Fresh Apple Cake

Mix and beat until smooth:

1 ¼ cup Wesson oil

2 cup sugar

2 eggs

Stir into above mixture:

3 cups chopped apples (about 3 apples) – I use Granny Smith (the green ones)

1 cup walnuts

2 tablespoons vanilla extract

Sift together:

3 cups all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon cinnamon

½ teaspoon salt

Stir flour mixture into batter in four or five portions. The batter is extremely thick and you may find it difficult to use a hand mixer except for beating the eggs, sugar and oil.

Spoon batter into a greased and floured Bundt pan and bake at 325 degrees for 1 ½ hours. Let cool thoroughly before removing from pan. This is a rich, moist cake and needs no frosting.

(Florence Albers Williams and me, 1970)

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