Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Apple Chip Cake


Family recipes provide a special connection to the past, so I wanted to grace the Thanksgiving buffet at my grandmother's house with one of Mother's favorite recipes. My father has always loved her apple chip cake, so it seemed the perfect choice for remembering her this Thanksgiving.

Apple Chip Cake
This moist cake is delicious served any time of day.
1/2 cup oil
2 cups sugar
3 well-beaten eggs
3 cups chopped, uncooked apples
1 cup chopped nuts
3 cups plain flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon soda
2 tablespoons vanilla

1 stick margarine
1 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup cream
1 teaspoon vanilla

Combine above ingredients, stirring in nuts and apples last. The consistency of the mixture will be more like dough than batter. Bake in a greased tube or Bundt pan at 325 degrees for 1 hour and 15 minutes. Cool on wire rack, then invert onto a serving dish. Melt margarine on the stove top, and stir in remaining ingredients for topping. Bring to a full boil, let it cool, then spread it over the cake.


Lori said...

How many apples in the the apple chip cake? Did I miss it.

Brenda said...

I'm wondering if there are apples in this recipe?

Rach said...

Looks so moist and yummy!

LindaCrochets said...

Sounds delicious...but how many apples? I don't see them in the ingredients. Thanks

Deborah said...

Do you use apples or dried apple chips?

Melissa Lester said...

Oops! Make that 3 cups chopped, uncooked apples and 1 cup chopped nuts. Thanks for pointing out the omission!

LindaCrochets said...

Thank you for the correction....this one I will definitely have to make sometime over the holidays.

Sylvia said...

That sounds yummy!

Deborah said...

Thanks for the correction. Can't wait to try it.

Cathy said...

can you use butter in place of the margarine
for the topping? I have to make this asap
and i do not have margarine but i will get
some if need be. thank you for all the wonderful

Melissa Lester said...

Cathy, butter should work just as well.

Anonymous said...

I am going try this on the weekend - applesauce may be an other addition to 'oil' in the cake - It really keeps it moist and is less fat content -
thanks, so much, for all you do for us ladies! You rock!

Sylvia said...

My apple cake is in the oven right now. I will take it to the Wilting Quilters group tomorrow that meets every Wed. at UCOC. I know everyone will love it. If you ever decide to learn how to quilt.......

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