Friday, October 29, 2010


Apple Cake
1½ cups granulated sugar
¾ cup shortening
2 eggs
2½ cups flour
3 cups peeled & thinly sliced apples (usually 3 or 4 apples)
½ cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1½ teaspoon cinnamon
¾ teaspoon salt
¾ cup warm coffee
½ cup chopped walnuts (opt)

Cream sugar & shortening, add eggs & beat mixture well.  In a separate bowl combine flour, baking soda, ¾ teaspoon cinnamon & salt.  Sift gradually into the sugar/shortening/egg mixture adding alternately with warm coffee.  Fold in apple pieces and chopped walnuts.

Place mixture in greased/floured  9" x 12" pan.  Sprinkle topping of ½
teaspoon cinnamon & ½ cup brown sugar over the top. 
Bake at 350 degrees for 45-55 mins. 

This recipe was given to me many years ago by a dear friend.  The coffee makes it so good and is easy to throw together when there's still breakfast coffee left in the pot.  Perfect for a wintery Saturday or Sunday afternoon treat.

1 comment:

Missie said...

OMG! That looks delicious! I'm gonna have to try to make it.

Have a good weekend and Happy Halloween!