Last fall Hubby and I took a couple evening and peel apples and apples and apples then froze them. I’ve made about three apple crisps each month in an effort to use as many up as I can before we move but honestly, as much as I like apple crisp, I am ready for something different.
I paged through a cook book that I bought from the Mississippi Quilter’s Guild and saw something that I thought I’d try. I love old recipes that don’t have odd or unusual ingredients so when I saw a recipe that said German Apple Cake (over 100 years old), I had to give it a try.
1 c sugar
1 c shortening
2 T milk
2 t baking powder
2 cups flour
1 t vanilla
6 c cored, peeled and sliced apples
Sugar and cinnamon to taste
Cream the shortening and sugar. Add egg, milk, baking powder, flour and vanilla. Pat 1/2 the dough into a greased 9 x 13 pan. Cover with a layer of apples-should be about 1″ thick. Pat on the rest of the dough. Sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar to taste. Bake a 350 for 40 minutes.
Mine turned out a little gooey. I think it’s because I used frozen apples. It’s still pretty tasty though and a nice change from apple crisp. By the way, I don’t know why they call it a cake as it really is more of a dessert than cake.