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Apple Cake Recipe

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This recipe for Apple Cake, by , is from The Heyboer Family Heritage Cookbook , one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Florence McQueen
Added: Friday, July 11, 2008


3 c. diced apples
1 c. molasses
1 c. sugar
1/2 c. shortening
1 egg
1 c. sour milk or buttermilk
2 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. cloves
1 c. raisins
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 c. mixed candied fruit
2 1/2 c. currants
3 c. flour
1/2 c. nuts

Cook apples and molasses together until apples are clear, not mushy. Let cool thoroughly. (Overnight is best)
Cream together sugar, shortening, and egg. Sift 2 c. flour with other dry ingredients, and mix remaining flour with fruits. Add alternately with milk. Mix in gently the fruits coated with flour. Add chopped nuts and cooked ingredients. Bake in tube pan at 350 until done.




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