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Fresh Apple Cake & Frosting Recipe

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This recipe for Fresh Apple Cake & Frosting, by , is from The Smith & Stella Johnson Family Cookbook Project, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Tommy Johnson
Added: Saturday, March 28, 2009


3 c. raw apples, chopped
1 ½ c. vegetable oil
2 c. sugar
3 eggs
2 ½ c. all-purpose flour, sifted
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. soda
2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp vanilla
1 c. black walnut or pecans, chopped

1 stick butter or margarine
1½ c. light brown sugar
½ c. white sugar
½ c. confectioners’ sugar
½ c. Pet milk
8 large marshmallows
½ tsp. vanilla

For Cake:
Peel apples and chop to a small dice; set aside. Pour vegetable oil into mixing bowl; add sugar and eggs. Beat well. Sift flour with salt, soda and baking powder; gradually add flour to cream mixture. Add vanilla. Fold in chopped apples and nuts. Grease and flour 10-inch tube pan. Bake at 325º for 1 hour and 15 minutes or until done.

For Frosting:
Boil butter, three sugars and Pet milk until ingredients form a soft ball in cold water. Remove from heat; add marshmallows and vanilla. Beat with whisk until marshmallows are melted and ready to spread.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
For Annie Johnson's recipe decrease the cooking oil to 1 1/2 cups and the flour to 2 1/2 cups. Delete the soda and cinnamon and add 2 teaspoons baking powder.




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