This is a simple, frugal and scrumptious Apple Cake recipe. I got it from my mother who got it from my paternal grandmother, Gladys. Granny made this cake whenever we visited her in the Ozark foothills of Arkansas and each time I make this cake, it brings me happy memories of my grandparents. I don't know where Granny got the recipe but it's quite similar to many of the Amish apple cake recipes I've seen and she visited an Amish community quite often. I've made this with pears and it's great that way, too.
As a side note, one of my sisters and I recently talked about making this in the Bowl Maker. I'm not sure that can be done but I think it can be. If I do it, I'll blog about it.
Happy Bottom's Apple Cake
4 cooking apples, cut up
1 cup sugar
1 cup flour, sifted
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon
4 Tbsp oil
Dash of salt
Mix all ingredients well in a large bowl and put in a greased pan. The batter will be thick and might look a bit on the dry side but if the apples are good and juicy, it will be fine. Bake at 350 for 45 minutes.
Not too long ago I was in the mood for this cake and had only 2 apples. I used them and added about 1/4 cup water. It was dry but was fantastic with freshly whipped cream on it. It's best when made with apples that are lightly bruised or too ripe.