Thursday, December 31, 2015

APPLES! APPLES! APPLES!

I have a lot of apples hanging out in my garage and I need to use them. So... one more treat before the new year!
My mother won the blue ribbon at the church bazaar for her "Fresh Apple Cake" on Scotts Run Road in McLean, Virginia when I was in elementary school. 

My mother found this recipe in the newspaper in 1959!

   
http://www.amazon.com/Rada-Cutlery-Regular-Paring-Aluminum/dp/B001GUTWAC/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1451580256&sr=8-3&keywords=rada+paring+knives     
I have a few favorite things...  We had these knives at our family farm in Lebanon Church Virginia!!  I am guessing there was a traveling salesman that came around and sold them. 
(BTW I did not grow up on our family farm (where my family settled over 200 years ago) it is where my mother grew up!! I grew up in McLean Virginia - a hop - skip - and a jump - from Washington DC!)   
First saw the knives to buy in Amish Country (Lancaster Co. Penn.) years ago and now on Amazon! USA made!
They are worth it!  DON'T PUT IN DISHWASHER!!!!

Fresh Apple Cake


Mix 4 cups chopped apples and
2 tbl. lemon juice together


Dry ingredients:                      Wet ingredients:  
                            3 cups flour                             2 eggs
                            2 cups sugar                           1 cup oil
                            2 tsp. cinnamon
                            2 tsp. soda
                            1 tsp. salt
                            1/2 cup nuts
                            1/2 cup raisins (optional)     

Mix the wet ingredients together - then mix the dry ingredients - then mix both together. 

Add the apples!
It will not look like cake batter -
just some yummy coated apples. 
Put in well greased bundt pan. I grease and flour the pan.
BAKE 50-60 minutes at 350* use the toothpick test!!Remember to grease and flour your pan really well!!

Topping Recipe
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup brown sugar

When melting butter and mixing with brown sugar, be sure to mix the butter with the brown sugar so there is no separation. Keep stirring - it only takes a minute!


IT IS ONE OF THOSE CAKES THAT IS EVEN BETTER
THE NEXT DAY!!
Also makes great cupcakes or muffins
So moist and yummy!
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