I will do just about anything for a good recipe! I will pay for them, beg for them and bribe for them…
Really good recipes are like gold. They are priceless.
A co-worker is married to one of the very best cooks ever! She is amazing!! For every potluck, holiday and other excuse to bring food to work, she will make something for him to bring and share with all of us. Usually, it is of German origin: schnitzel, potato salad, cookies…
We all devour it!! Some of us (and I’m not naming who…), will even sneak bites before the food is brought out. Shameful!!
Being the skilled and persistent recipe hunter that I am, I beg for the recipe for everything that his wife makes. And she, being the kind and generous woman that she is, graciously writes them out for me.
This is Mrs. Robert Farland’s recipe for the most fabulous and perfect apple cake I have ever tasted. It is addicting!!
You start the batter as you would pie crust: cutting the butter into the dry ingredients.
Then a ton of peeled and diced apples are added to create a thick and yummy batter!
The result is a super-moist, almost custard-like cake. My favorite part, besides all the chunks of apple, is the crunchy top. IF I lived all by myself, I think I would eat all the top off first!!
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 cups sugar
- 2 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- ½ tsp ground nutmeg
- ½ tsp salt
- 4 cups apples, peeled and finely diced
- ½ cup walnuts or pecans, chopped
- ½ cup butter, softened
- 2 eggs, slightly beaten
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Grease 9 x 13 cake pan.
- Sift dry ingredients into a large mixing bowl.
- Add the softened butter and blend in with a pastry cutter.
- Add the apples, nuts and eggs.
- Beat until just combined. Batter will be thick.
- Spread evenly in prepared pan.
- Bake for 1 hour or until toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean.