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Grandma Fanny’s Apple Cake

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Serves | Prep Time | Cook Time 30-35 minutes

Why I Love This Recipe

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.

Ingredients You'll Need

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


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.

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