Apple Cake

   I had three apples to use up and found this apple cake recipe in the Taste Of Home Baking book that called for 3 cups of diced apples. While there are a lot of apple cake recipes out there and this appears to be a standard one, I thought I would give it a try as it made a 8” square pan. Just enough to eat up without a lot left over.
  It turned out well and yes, we ate it, with some help, for coffee time. Some homemade ice cream with it was good. Whipped cream would also be good.
  My photos just kept coming out too dark, so I am going to use the one in the cookbook so you can really see how it should look.
Apple Cake
3 tablespoons butter softened
1 cup sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
½ teaspoon ground nutmeg\
3 cups diced peeled apples
¼ cup chopped nuts
Whipped cream or ice cream, optional
  In a large mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla.
Combine the flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg; add to creamed mixture (batter will be thick). Stir in apples and nuts.
  Spread into a greased 8 inch square baking dish. Bake at 350° for 35 to 45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out with a few crumbs. Serve warm or cold with whipped cream or ice cream if desired.


  1. That looks like a simple recipe. I like to make apple cakes for our desserts, too... and so many recipes call for way too much for the two of us to eat.

  2. Lovely cake. Brings back memories of my Grandma. When I was a little girl she made a raw apple cake with peanut butter frosting. Was it ever good. Thanks. dkc


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