We may not not have AOL Journals anymore but we can still do Food Friday. It's late Friday night but it's still Friday here in Washington, so I decided to post a recipe. And I plan on continuing this each Friday, as I remember, Linda
1-1/2 cup sugar, 3/4 cup shortening, 2 eggs, 2-1/2 cups flour, 3 cups apples cut in bite size pieces, 1/2 cup brown sugar, 1 teaspoon baking soda, 1-1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, 3/4 teaspoon salt, 3/4 cup warm coffee, 1/2 cup nuts (optional)
Cream sugar and shortening and then add eggs, beating mixture until smooth. Combine flour, baking soda, 3/4 teaspoon cinnamon and salt. Sift into mixture, adding alternately with warm coffee. Fold in apples and nuts. Grease and flour an 11" x 9" pan and pour mixture into the prepared pan. Top with a mixture of 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon and the 1/2 cup of brown sugar. Bake at 350* for 45 minutes.
This apple cake is so good. It would be great to serve at a brunch or just for the family on a Saturday or Sunday morning.