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Betty Calcote's Apple Cake Recipe

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This recipe for Betty Calcote's Apple Cake, by , is from Ledet & Rickaway Family Cookbook, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Dianne Ledet
Added: Thursday, October 30, 2008


2 cups sugar
3 cups flour
3 cups chopped apples (peeled) Granny Smith Apples work well
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 cup chopped pecans or walnuts
1 teaspoon salt

Mix all ingredients together in a large mixing bowl.

Pour in:

1-1/4 cups vegetable oil

2 eggs

2 teaspoons vanilla

Mix well. Pour into 2 greased loaf pans (or a large square pan) and bake for 1 hour at 350 degrees. Remove from the oven and let cool before slicing to serve. This is best on the second day. After it cools on a rack cover it in plastic wrap and
it is great served warm or the second day it is even more moist




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