Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Papa's Favorite

Busy day? Company coming? Not enough time to prepare something fussy? I’ve just the recipe for you. My father and husbands favorite dessert is also a great way to use up apples that are too far mushy for snacking. It comes together in about fifteen minutes with very little prep time. Just throw the ingredients together and pop it into the oven for an hour. This leaves you plenty of time for other pleasures. Enjoy.

Fresh Apple Cake

4 Cups Apples—any variety, chopped with skins left on
2 Cups Sugar
2 Eggs
½ Cup Oil
2 tsp Vanilla
2 Cups Flour
2 tsp Soda
2 tsp Cinnamon
1 tsp Salt
1 Cup Raisins or Craisins

Streusel Topping

1 Cup Pecans—chopped fine
½ Cup Brown Sugar
2 Tbs Flour
3 Tbs Butter

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Mix the chopped apples together with sugar, eggs, oil, and vanilla. Set aside while you put flour, soda, cinnamon, salt and raisins in a separate bowl. Give flour mixture a quick stir with a fork. Prepare 9 x 11 baking dish by spraying it with no-stick spray. For streusel, combine chopped pecans, butter, flour and brown sugar and mix with your fingers until it is moistened and crumbly. Combine apple mixture with flour mixture. It will be very thick. Stir until flour is just moistened. Scoop into baking dish and top with streusel topping.

Bake 1 hour and serve with ice cream or whipped cream.


  1. I'm anxious to try this yummy-looking recipe, ladies! By the way, I have another award for you at Writing is Like....


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