Hi everyone! This is a very old Appalachian recipe, handed down from my great-grandmother to my grandmother and finally to my precious Aunt Red, the lady I wrote about in the blog post, The Most Elegant Lady. It is so old that the writing is extremely faded on the paper I have. I have to get it typed up before it completely fades away! Since it is fall apple season, I thought it was time to share this with all of you!
Fall Apple Cake
*This cake was originally supposed to be made with Winesap apples. Winesap apples are very hard to find now. Granny Smith apples are the best substitute.
2 cups sugar
2 cups vegetable oil – Wesson oil or other oil
Mix sugar into vegetable oil
3 cups all purpose flour
1/2 tsps cloves
1/2 tsps cinnamon
1 tsps salt
1 tsps baking soda
3 cups finely chopped apples (Winesap or Granny Smith)
Optional: 1 cup finely chopped nuts or 1 cup raisins
Mix everything together
Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour
Let cool on a baking rack before cutting it