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Grandma's Unpeeled Apple Cake 12 Servings 2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour 1 ½ tsp baking soda 2 tsp ground cinnamon 2 large eggs (well beaten) 4 cups tart organic apples, such as Granny Smith or Fuji (unpeeled, cut in 1/2-inch dice) 2 cups Sugar ½ cup canola oil 2 tsp pure vanilla extract ½ cup Earthbound Farm Organic Raisins (optional) ½ cup chopped pecans (optional) ½ cup unsalted butter ¼ cup Sugar ⅓ cup milk ¼ tsp pure vanilla extract
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Grandma's Unpeeled Apple Cake

This recipe by Leslie Witham won a prize in a holiday recipe contest Earthbound held in 2004.

"My grandmother's best friend grew apples, so she used this recipe many times to make good use of the fresh fruit she was given," Leslie says. "This was (and still is) one of my mother's favorite cakes. The recipe has since been handed down to me, and now I bake them for my grandmother upon request. This recipe has come full-circle through 3 generations, evoking wonderful memories every time we make it."

We hope you enjoy this cake as much as we have here at Earthbound!

Prep time: 0 min | Total time: 0 min | 12 Servings

Ingredients

2 cups

unbleached all-purpose flour

1 ½ tsp

baking soda

2 tsp

ground cinnamon

2

large eggs (well beaten)

4 cups

tart organic apples, such as Granny Smith or Fuji (unpeeled, cut in 1/2-inch dice)

2 cups

Sugar

½ cup

canola oil

2 tsp

pure vanilla extract

½ cup

Earthbound Farm Organic Raisins (optional)

½ cup

chopped pecans (optional)

½ cup

unsalted butter

¼ cup

Sugar

⅓ cup

milk

¼ tsp

pure vanilla extract

Directions

Position a rack in the lower third of the oven and preheat to 350 degrees F. Heavily butter and flour a 9x13-inch baking pan and set aside.

In a small bowl whisk together the flour, baking soda, and cinnamon. Set aside.

In another larger bowl, mix the eggs with the apples, sugar, oil, and vanilla. Stir in the raisins and nuts, if using.

Transfer the batter to the prepared pan. Bake until the cake is set and a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean, about 50 to 60 minutes. Remove cake from the oven and set pan on a wire rack.

To make the icing, place the butter, sugar, and milk in a small pan. Bring the mixture to a boil over medium-high heat and cook for 3 minutes, stirring constantly. Let the icing cool for 5 minutes, then add the vanilla.

Spread the icing over the warm cake. Cut into squares to serve.

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