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Holiday Cake Recipe

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

Mary Ann Helt


2 cups flour
2 cups sugar
3 cups grated apples (Rome beauty)d
1/2 cup raisins
1/2 cup pecans
2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp baking powder
2 tsp baking soda
4 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup vegetable oil

1 cup pecans 8 oz cream cheese
1 lb powdered sugar 1 tsp vanilla
1 stick butter

In mixing bowl combine flour, sugar, apples, raisins, pecas, cinnamon, salt, baking powder, and baking soda. Add eggs, vanilla, and oil and mix. Pour in greased and floured bundt pan for 50 to 55 minutes at 350.

Combine pecans, powdered sugar, cream cheese, butter and vanilla.




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