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Mom Aubin's Apple-Date Layer Cake Recipe

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This recipe for Mom Aubin's Apple-Date Layer Cake, by , is from Family Cookbook, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Gil and Jeanne Slater
Added: Saturday, January 20, 2007


1 1/2 cups finely chopped, pared apples
3 cups sifted flour
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp mace
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
2 cups sugar
1 cup soft butter
3 eggs, unbeaten
2/3 cup buttermilk

Ingredients for Apple date filling and penuche frosting are

Sprinkle finely chopped (not grated or shredded)
apples with 2 Tb of the flour. Sift remaining flour with
the spices, baking powder, baking soda, salt and sugar
into a mixing bowl. Add soft butter, eggs and buttermilk.
Beat at low speed for 1 minute, scraping the sides of the
bowl. Increase speed to medium and beat for two
minutes. Fold in the apples. Grease cake pan.
Bake at 350F for 30 to 35 minutes for two flat
pans, almost one hour for a tube pan.

In saucepan combine 1 cup grated, pared apple and
1 cup chopped dates. Add 1 cup sugar. Cook over
medium heat until the mixture is clear and thickened,
about 6 to 8 minutes. Remove from the heat and
add 1 Tb butter and 1 Tb lemon juice. Cool and
spread between two layers, or on top of tube cake.


Combine 1/2 cup butter, 1/2 cup brown sugar,
1/2 cup sugar and 1/4 cup milk in a saucepan.
Bring to a boil. Gradually add this syrup to 1 3/4 cups
sifted powdered sugar and 1/4 tsp salt in a mixing bowl.
Beat to spreading consistency. Stirin 1/4 tsp vanilla.
Frost top of cake.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
Mom would make this cake
for the CFM (Catholic Family Movement) meetings
when they were at our house. We always wondered
why she didn't make it for us.. Of course the CFM group
also got the good non-parelle candies too. But
we figured out how to get some of THEM out of the box
without really opening it up.




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