Tuesday, June 5, 2007

Happy Bottom's Apple Cake

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
1 egg
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.


S said...

Just a tip for you... when your short on apples you might want to add another fruit OR some oil to keep the cake moist.

CookinsForMe said...

That would work and I've done it before but the horde actually seemed to like it drier with the ice cream and whipped cream. They thought it was tasty. ;)

EricsMom said...

This cake looks so yummy. What size pan did you use.

CookinsForMe said...

The first few times I made it I used an 8" x 8" x 2" square pan and that works for one batch but now I double or triple the recipe and use a larger cake pan.

EricsMom said...

Thank you. I plan on making this cake for my family tonight or tomorrow. I have a bunch of apples with nothing to do, so into the cake they go.