Thursday, November 13, 2008

Scandinavian Apple Cake

As of this afternoon, I am a "secret Santa" to one of my "sisters", we have about a dozen "field trips" to plan, and I am the proud new owner of 5 narcissus bulbs which I hope I can water sufficiently to bloom. I also need to watch 50 First Dates and Legends of the Fall so that I don't continue to feel lame for not watching a movie since before 1996! We shared our individual answers to questions like "what is your favorite food" to "what 3 things would you take if you were going to be stranded on a deserted island". We gave ourselves makeovers and ate Apple Cake. It was a productive and, as always, an enlightening experience. Thanks girlfriends!

Apple Cake
from Country Home March/April 1997

4 cups peeled, cored, and finely chopped cooking apples
1 cup sugar
1 cup chopped walnuts
2/3 cup butter, melted
2 eggs, slightly beaten
2 tsp vanilla
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
3/4 tsp ground allspice
1/4 tsp ground cardamom
1/8 tsp salt
powdered sugar for top

In a large mixing bowl combine apples, sugar, walnuts, and melted butter. Stir in eggs and vanilla. In a medium mixing bowl, stir together the flour, cinnamon, baking powder, soda, allspice, and salt. Add dry ingredients to apple mixture, stirring just until combined.

Spread the batter into a greased and floured 13X9 pan or a 10-inch fluted tube pan. Bake at 350 degrees F about 30 minutes for 13X9 pan or 50 minutes for tube pan. Sprinkle warm cake with powdered sugar. Serve warm. Makes 12-16 servings.


  1. I'd almost given up on you! I couldn't stare at those cute little cookies bears for one more day!! Ha, fun day!

  2. Could thing I didn't have to pick which one of your cakes was my favorite!!!...this was scrumptious!



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