As promised here are more apple cake recipes in re sponse to a request from Beth Fowler who is looking for a cake like her grandmother used to make, adding the “batter was thick” and “when done it was brown.”

The first recipe is from Joyce Plum of York who wrote the recipe Fowler is looking for “sounds like a cake my grandmother made also — very moist — dark batter — no icing. It’s great.”

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Apple Cake

· ½ cup shortening (solid)

· 4 cups chopped apples

· 2 cups flour

· 2 tsp baking soda

· 1 tsp salt

· 1 tsp cinnamon

· 2 cups sugar

· 2 eggs

· 1 cup nuts or raisins (optional)

Cream sugar and eggs. Blend soda, salt and cinnamon before adding to batter. Bake in greased sheet pan for one hour at 350 degrees.

This recipe for Jewish apple cake if from Nancy Cohen of Shrewsbury who wrote “this is a really easy, moist cake to make. Also is has no dairy ingredients for those who can’t have dairy products. I am one of those people and since I love dessert have lots of recipes that are dairy free.”


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Jewish Apple Cake

· 3 cups flour

· 2 cups sugar

· 3 tsp. baking powder

· 1 cup canola oil

· 4 eggs

· 2 ½ tsp. vanilla

· dash of salt

· ¼ cup orange juice

· 6 apples, sliced

· 1 cup of sugar and cinnamon mix for top of apples

 

Mix together flour, sugar, baking powder, oil, eggs, va nilla, salt and orange juice. Batter will be thick. Pour some batter in a well greased tube pan. (I spray Pam for baking or Bakers Joy). Arrange apples on batter and sprinkle sugar and cinnamon mix ture, then continue layering, ending with a few apples an sugar and cin namon mixture on top.

Bake 350 degrees for 1½ hours

The following recipe is from Reba Gemmill of Stewarts town.

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Apple Cake

· 2 cups sugar

· ½ cup butter

· 2 eggs

· 4 cups diced apples

· 1 cup nuts (Reba said she uses black walnuts)

· 2 cups flour

· 1 tsp cinnamon

· 1 tsp salt

· 1 tsp vanilla

· 2 tsp baking soda

Cream sugar and butter. Add the remaining ingredients, mix well and bake at 350 de grees for 1 hour or until toothpick comes out clean.

I have two additional recipes that I will share in October, still a good month for finding fresh apples. One for apple cake was sub mitted by M.L. Lilley of York and one for apple coffee cake came from Jean McKercher of Spring Grove whose recipe for amazin’ raising apple cake ran in August. Both her recipes were taken from an old issue the Spring Grove His torical Preservation Society publi cation.

The October column will also a include a recipe using pumpkin, a vegetable found fresh at local farm er’s markets from September through December.

You are also welcome to request a recipe or suggest a topic for the food column.

Glen Rock resident Barb Krebs is a native of southern York County.