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Thursday, September 17, 2009

Apple Cake - As Good as Apple Pie

Have I mentioned yet that one of the best things about traveling to quilt shows is meeting quilters?

A very lovely lady named Anne visited with us at our booth at the AQS Show in Knoxville in July. The next day she brought us a favorite recipe - APPLE CAKE. It turns out that this is the same recipe that Karen used to bake cakes frequently during our high school days! Karen had lost the recipe and is thrilled to have it again.

Thank you, Anne.

I think my sons should have one of these waiting for me when I get back from the shows.
1 c. cooking oil
2 c sugar
3 large eggs
2-1/2 c all purpose flour
1 t. baking soda
2 t. baking powder
1 t. salt
1 t. nutmeg
1 t. cinnamon
1 t. pure vanilla
4 c. apples, peeled, cored and diced. (McIntosh or Granny Smith are best. Apples chilled in the refrigerator work best.)
1 c. chopped walnuts.

Combine oil and sugar. Beat in eggs. Sift dry ingredients together and add slowly. Fold in vanilla, apples and walnuts. Bake in a 13" X 9" greased pan for 55 minutes at 325 degrees.

1 lb. confectioners sugar (4 c.)
1 stick salted butter at room temperature
1 8oz package cream cheese at room temperature.
2 t. pure vanilla

Beat sugar and cream cheese until soft and smooth. Add vanilla. Beat well. Ice cooled cake in pan. Cut into squares to serve.

1 comment:

  1. *Thanks for the recipe, and reminding me how good this cake is!*
    I hadn't made it in *years*, and had forgotten all about it!
    (I used to make it a very long time ago, when my children were still home... and long before they left for college... and everyone had always liked it!)
    Perfect timing!... new apples are here now!
    Thank you!
    Pat T.