GRANDMA FANNY’S APPLE CAKE

 

  • Cooking Time: 30-35 minutes
  • Servings:
  • Preparation Time:

Ingredients

  • 5 lbs apples, sliced thinly
  • 2-1/2 C flour
  • 1 C sugar
  • 3-1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 C shortening
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 C milk
  • Cinnamon and sugar for sprinkling

Directions

  • Butter a 9” x 11” cake pan.
  • Sift dry ingredients.
  • Cut in shortening, or rub in well with fingers.
  • Make a hole in center and break in the two eggs and mix.
  • Add the 1/2 cup milk and mix thoroughly.
  • Allow to rest 10 minutes.
  • Roll and pat out two-thirds of the dough.
  • Spread two-thirds of the dough into the bottom of the pan and up its sides.
  • Put the apples in the cake pan on top of the dough
  • Roll and pat out the remaining third of the dough.
  • Make diagonal strips out of the balance of dough.
  • Criss-cross strips over the apples.
  • Sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes.

Notes

A 2014 addition to the cookbook. Recipe from Adryenn Cantor (Fanny’s granddaughter). “When it was cut it was a slice of apple cake, which has a lot of apples as the filling. Delicious!”

Photograph of Fanny Goldstein Chemnick (1886–1955), Syd Goldstein’s sister & Grandma Goldstein’s aunt.

May be kosher and ovo-lacto vegetarian, depending on what type of shortening is used.

Categories: Cake  Dessert  Fruit  Kosher  Ovo-lacto Vegetarian 

Author Credit: Aunt Fanny (via Adryenn Cantor)

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