This Raw Apple Cake Recipe is a family favorite, passed down from generation to generation. The sweetness of this dense, yummy cake will make breakfast a treat, and dessert extra special. This is good enough to serve for special occasions – guests will love it!
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The Best Raw Apple Cake
This apple cake recipe is a family favorite.
I can’t remember the first time I made it, but it is requested often. It’s a great coffee cake for breakfast or brunch, and also serves well as dessert!
Last night I decided to make it again so I could share it with you. (I’m actually having this for breakfast today!)
Apples and cinnamon in the oven…. yum! Try it – it’s a good one!
Mix it up.
On the way into the oven… Bits of apple, nuts…
Fuji, Honeycrisp, Gala, and Jonathan are all great baking apples for this recipe.
Put it in the oven and while it’s baking, take a deep whiff. Ah, the wonderful smell of apples and cinnamon fills your home.
Your mouth starts watering and you can’t wait to take it out and snag a bite!
Don’t forget that this cake pairs well with our homemade vanilla ice cream – especially when it’s still warm!
And here it is, all done.
- 1 1/2 Liquid Shortening (can substitute with applesauce - see notes)
- 2 Tbls. Vanilla
- 2 Eggs
- 2 Cups Sugar
- 3 Cups Flour
- 1 tsp. Baking Soda
- 1 tsp. Salt
- 1/2 tsp.Cloves
- 1/2 tsp.Allspice
- 1/2 tsp.Nutmeg
- 1/2 tsp. Cinnamon
- 3c. Raw Apples
- 1 Cup Chopped Pecans
1. Mix together with mixer: Shortening, sugar, eggs, and vanilla.
2. In another bowl, mix together flour, baking soda, salt, and spices.
3. Slowly stir flour mixture into the liquid mixture. Mix well.
4. Add apples and nuts.
5. Pour it all into a greased and floured 9X13 cake pan.
6. Lightly sprinkle a cinnamon-sugar mixture on top.
7. Bake at 325 for 60-90 minutes, until brown.
Fuji, Honeycrisp, Gala, and Jonathan are all great baking apples for this recipe. Even Granny Smith will work but may make the cake a little less sweet.
Peeling the apple is your choice. It takes more time, so I usually leave the peel on them.
Liquid shortening is the same as vegetable oil. To decrease the amount of oil (and calories, you can swap 1/2 the liquid shortening with the same amount of applesauce. (Use 3/4 cup shortening and 3/4 cup applesauce.)
To make a cinnamon-sugar mixture, use 4 Tbls. sugar and 1 Tbls. cinnamon. Mix together and sprinkle on top. You can also buy a cinnamon-sugar mixture in the spice aisle at most grocery stores or here on Amazon. (It's probably cheaper at the store.)
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In the meantime, enjoy baking together and making memories…
Keep Passing Down the Love,