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Raw Apple Cake (Dorothy Fox Westervelt) Recipe

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This recipe for Raw Apple Cake (Dorothy Fox Westervelt), by , is from Westervelt Family Recipes, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Debbie (Westervelt) Gerwick


2 c. sugar
1/2 c. shortening
2 eggs
2 c. flour
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. soda
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. nutmeg
1 tsp. vanilla
4 c. finely diced apples
1 c. brown sugar
2 T. soft butter
1/2 c. chopped nuts

Cream sugar and shortening. Add eggs and beat well. Sift dry ingredients and add. Batter is so stiff you can hardly work in last of flour. Add apples and mix well. Spoon into greased and floured 9x12 pan. Mix topping ingredients and sprinkle over batter. Bake at 350 for 50 minutes. Serve with whipped cream

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Personal Notes:
We always looked forward to this cake at Thanksgiving and Christmas.




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