My Mom's Apple Cake

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Mom's Apple Cake
Recently, Smitten Kitchen made her mom's apple cake. Go see it here. It is beautiful and looks so yummy. It is on my list of fall delights to make.

But that got me thinking of My Mom's apple cake. I don't know where she got the recipe...probably from an old PTA cookbook or from one of the neighbors. It was from the time of no KitchenAid mixers and everything was made in a green Tupperware bowl (which she still has, of course!)

This is very rustic (read: simple), light and easy to make. It's nothing fancy and full of apples - in fact, I think the cake is just an instrument to eat the apples. I remember my mom making this cake occasionally for my brother and me! :)

My Mom's Apple Cake
2 eggs
3/4 c oil
1 c sugar
1 t vanilla

sifted together:
2 c flour, 1/4 t salt, 2 t cinnamon, 1 t baking soda

4 large green apples
1 c walnuts (optional)

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Peel and slice thin 4 apples (I used granny smith apples)

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Beat eggs with oil until foamy. Then add sugar, vanilla, and sifted dry ingredients. Fold in apples and walnuts (I omitted the nuts because my co-worker can't have them).

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Pour into greased 9 x 13 pan and bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes.

Does your mom have an apple cake? What recipes do you like to make that remind you of your childhood and your family?
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10 comments:

Monica H said... [Reply to comment]

Beautiful- almost looks like cream cheese brownies.

Tortillas and rice pudding remind me of my childhood. Oh, and boxed cake mixes, because everytime one was being made I wanted to help. The only thing they (my aunt) would let me do was grease the pans. And we didn't use Pam back then :-)

n.o.e said... [Reply to comment]

What a pretty cake, and so perfect for autumn! I like the simple ones the best.

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Maria said... [Reply to comment]

The cake looks wonderful and easy too! Green apples are my favorite!

Jenny said... [Reply to comment]

Wow that cake looks absolutely scrumptious! Great recipe and pics!

Megan said... [Reply to comment]

That looks really good - in addition to the fact that it doesn't contain any butter, meaning I can make it for a wider audience.I'll have to try this one, because I made Dorie's apple pie-cake over the weekend and I wasn't overly thrilled with it.

SiHaN said... [Reply to comment]

did i mention that this apple cake looks delectable to the maximum! *yum*

Marie said... [Reply to comment]

Your mom's apple cake looks DELICIOUS!!! Sorry, I couldn't help shouting there! I am going to give this one a try, it looks so very good!

Tiffany said... [Reply to comment]

I just made this cake and it's amazing. It's difficult not to sit and eat the whole pan!!

jd881 said... [Reply to comment]

How generous of you to share your mom's recipe. I just made it last night. I didn't have the right pan, so I baked it in the glass bowl I mixed it in. It took more than twice as long, but it is very good! Thank you for sharing.

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

So delicious. Just made it today. Only thing is it stuck to the glass pan.
I used cooking spray instead of shortening.
Will make again and again and again!

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