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Saturday, June 04, 2011

Quaker Apple Cake

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I did this recipe years ago, but I think it warrants repeating. I have been making this apple cake recipe since I was a kid. It’s a very old recipe, no electric equipment required just a bowl and a spoon and a knife. I don’t even know where I found it but it's absolutely delicious and easy and would be great to take on your picnic — along with your fried chicken!

4 cups peeled and thinly sliced red apples (Delicious, Gala or Macintosh)
2 cups sugar
2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 teaspoon salt
3 large eggs
3/4 cup Canola oil
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 cup chopped Pecans or Walnuts

In a large bowl, combine the sliced apples with the sugar and let sit for at least 1 hour till the sugar liquefies and the mixture becomes wet. Sometimes I put the mixture on the shelf above the stove so the heat can help speed it along. Next add the flour, soda, powder, cinnamon, and salt and gently mix till smooth. In a separate bowl, combine the eggs oil and vanilla. Now mix everything together and add the nuts. Stir just till combined. Pour thick batter into a greased 13 x 9 x 2-inch pan and smooth on top. Bake in a preheated 350 oven for 50-60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in cake comes out clean. This cake gets brown within 30 minutes of being in the oven. If it starts to get too dark, cover with tin foil till done. Let cool in pan and cut squares from pan. Nice with vanilla custard sauce, or whipped cream or by itself.