Saturday, September 24, 2011
Weekend Cooking: Raw Apple Cake
Years ago, my sister gave me a recipe for Raw Apple Cake. It came from the Four Sisters Inn Cookbook -a souvenir from her California Wine Country vacation. Since then, this cake has come to signal the beginning of fall for my family. Yesterday we hosted a dinner party and, by coincidence, served the raw apple cake on the real first day of fall. It was just a good as we remembered!
Raw Apple Cake
(from Four Sisters Inn Cookbook)
4 cups grated tart apples, firmly packed
1/4 cup oil
2 teaspoons vanilla
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 cup flour
1 cup wheat flour
1 teaspoon cinnamon
2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup chopped nuts (optional)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a large bowl, mix apples, oil, vanilla, eggs, and sugars. In a separate bowl, stir together flours, cinnamon, baking soda, salt, and nuts. Gently fold into the apple mixture and stir until moistened. Pour into a lightly greased 9 x 13 pan.
Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes.
Serve with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream.
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