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Friday, October 9, 2015

Grandma Doerr's Raw Apple Cake

A simple cake comes together easily and is loaded with apples.  This old fashioned recipe will be a hit and is easily adaptable!



     Some of you may remember when I introduced you to Lina and her famous carrot cake.   Russell and Linda have been a part of our family for almost as long as I can remember.  Linda was nice enough to share her grandma's raw apple cake recipe with me, so of course I had to make it as soon as apple season rolled around!




     This cake came together easily.  The instructions said the batter would be thick and boy were they right.  I wasn't 100% sure it was going to work.  It seemed like I might end up with more of a cookie than a cake.  But low and behold, it rose and became a cake after-all! 


      We don't have a ton of nut lovers in our family, so I sprinkled walnuts (thanks Uncle Greg!) on half and left the other half nut free.  I think I would have preferred the walnuts mixed in, but then I would eating most of it myself!  

       This cake is great the way it is, but it can also be easily dressed up with add-ins. A bit of cinnamon, vanilla, nuts or raisins can easily be incorporated. Or a little powdered sugar and cream drizzle is good as well!


      If you like apple cakes, you may also want to try my great-great-grandma's dutch apple cake.  It is perfect for breakfast or a not too sweet dessert.  Or if you are wanting something fancier, my applesauce layer cake is scrumptious and a soft caramel frosting knocks it out of the park.

      What are your favorite apple desserts? 


Yield: 12 servings

Grandma Doerr's Raw Apple Cake

A simple cake comes together easily and is loaded with apples. This old fashioned recipe will be a hit and is easily adaptable!
prep time: 15 MINScook time: 1 hourtotal time: 1 hours and 15 mins

ingredients:


  • 2/3 cup shortening or butter
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 3 cups flour
  • 4 cups raw apples, cored, pealed and chopped
  • 2-4 T sugar for sprinkling on top
Optional add-ins:
  • A handful of chopped nuts
  • A handful of raisins
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp vanilla

instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 F and grease a 9x13 pan
  2. Cream together shortening and sugar, add eggs and water to mixture.
  3. Sift flour, salt and baking soda.
  4. Mix dry ingredients with shortening mix.
  5. Add raw apples last. Batter will be thick.  Stir in nuts and raisins if using.  Spread in prepared pan.
  6. Before baking, sprinkle with additional sugar.
  7. Bake for about an hour.  You want it completely set, but it may not test done.  You want it to be a moist cake.
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16 comments:

  1. Oh my this does sound and looks so good. I am not a big dessert eater, but I can't pass up on anything apple. My Mom made the best apple desserts and this reminds me of hers! Thanks for your visit and sharing!

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    1. Unfortunately I love my desserts! This is definitely a fun recipe that has been around for generations! thanks so much for stopping by!

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  2. Beautiful apple cake, in our family we call a showstopper. Love recipes that have been passed on.

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    1. Me too! They have to be good if families continue to make them generation after generation!

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  3. Oh this would save time using raw apples. I've never heard of that Carlee. Thanks for sharing another family recipe with us at #AnythingGoes.

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    1. It is a great way to make an apple cake! Thanks for hosting!

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  4. This sounds fabulous! I've never made an apple cake. Can you even believe that? Crazy, I know. I think I'm gonna need to try this one!

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    1. You are really missing out! There are so many fun apple cakes out there! I love ones that have been around for generations!

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  5. This looks amazing! perfect for the season. Thanks for sharing at the #HomeMattersParty - hope to see you again next week!

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    1. We had fun at the orchard and I've been having fun playing with our bounty! Thanks for hosting, see you next week!

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  6. Mmmmm, well, now I want some of this for breakfast this morning!! I bet it is DE-LICIOUS. Coming over from Snickerdoodle Sunday- hope you'll join us again this weekend with your latest & greatest makes!

    Sarah (Sadie Seasongoods)

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    1. Mmmm! It would make a perfect breakfast! Thanks so much for hosting, see you this weekend!

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  7. Grandma's recipes are always the best! This sounds yummy and I love how easy it is! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Share The Wealth Sunday!
    xoxo
    Lisa @ Fun Money Mom

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    1. Grandma's do know how to make delicious treats! Thank for hosting!

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  8. This looks like a great cake. I love apple desserts with icecream! Thanks for sharing with the #Blogfair. Hope you can visit again this week.

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    1. Me too! Melted vanilla ice cream and warm apple desserts are perfect!

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