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Thread: Raw Apple Cake Recipe

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    :D This is a family favorite at the holidays. It is a tasty alternative to traditional fruit cake. The soaked apples in the baking soda and water solution serve as leavening. When the baked cakes are frozen for a couple of weeks before serving it, the flavors meld and apples turn the prettiest red.

    First, chop 1and 1/2 cups Red Delicious apples and place into soaking solution of 2 level teaspoons baking soda and 6 tablespoons of water for at least an hour--longer is better. Meanwhile, assemble the following ingredients into 2 bowls--one for wet ingredients, the bigger bowl is for the dry ingredients.

    2 cups flour
    1 cup sugar
    2 tsp cinnamon
    1 tsp nutmeg
    1/2 tsp allspice
    1 egg
    1/2 cup veg oil
    1 cup walnuts or pecans
    1 cup dark raisins

    Mix the wet ingredients with the dry ingredients JUST until combined. You may fold in your raisins and nuts at the last, or add them into the dry ingredients. The cake batter will be fairly stiff, but it makes 2 large loaves of this nut bread/cake. Grease and flour your selected pans and place cake batter into them; bake at 350 degrees for 50 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean. Do not open oven door for the first 20 minutes of baking as the cakes will fall if opened any sooner. The fruit in this cake will turn a bright red when kept in the freezer at least 2-3 weeks before serving--this is why our family loves them so much over the holidays! I grew up with them, literally.

    Now, for those who watch sugars, calories, etc, I have just made a batch using stevia or Sucralose sugar substitute--In place of the sugar, measure 1 cup of your chosen sugar substitute to the dry ingredients, and add 1/2 cup of natural, unsweetened applesauce to this mixture before preparing batter in pans to bake them. The applesauce adds the needed moisture to keep the cakes in proper texture. I tried making them with stevia, but my results were a drier cake.

    I hope you enjoy making these--if you bake them in mini bundt pans, they are pretty to give at holiday time.

    Sassysewer53 aka Ronda Reed

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    sounds great,any apple cake goes down well with DH

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    This sounds really good. I take it you freeze after baking.

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    Sounds good -- I have one that is not pretty to look at but tastes great.

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    sounds delicious..have printed out the recipe and when I next make a cake this is it!

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    Thanks for this recipe, I'm going to try it this week, looks like a good one for the grandchildren to help with!!

    Cheers from Oz, looking forward to a taste sensation.

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    Doesn't mention peeling the apples......yes or no?

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    This sounds really good...and I have apples.

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    I love anything with apples. Will try this.

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    Thanks so much, Sassy!! This sounds good enough to eat....LOL !!! I have everything but the apples, so right after church this morning, guess where I'm going??

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    Quote Originally Posted by thomp116
    Doesn't mention peeling the apples......yes or no?
    ditto ..... also, does it really matter if it's red delicious or another variety?

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    Yes, you freeze them after baking. The longer the freezing time, the better the cake tastes and the apples get redder--it is really a nice holiday bread!
    Ronda

    This sounds really good. I take it you freeze after baking.

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    Peel the apples and dice them medium small. Sassy

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    Red Delicious works in this recipe. The other kinds of apples do not seem to work the redness or taste very well. Ronda

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    Yep, you are gonna get your apples! WooooHOOO!!! Enjoy your cakes!

    Ronda

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    Oh, let me know how the grandkids like this--such a sweet time to share and bake with Grandma! I love that! Ronda :)

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    It all sounds great, but I wonder what would happen if you soaked the apples in vodka or gin? LoL

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    or apple brandy!!

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    Have to try this one.

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    yum! Thanks!

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    Hi Ronda,
    just made your cake - absolutely delicious and so easy and quick, not sure if your red delicious apples are the same as ours here but they worked (although they are not real red). I'm telling my friends the recipe came from a fellow quilter in America!!
    Thanks again
    Glenda

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    Cool

    I want totry this it sounds soooooooo good.

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    Not to sound stupid but, at which point do you add the apples that are soaking? With the dry or wet ingredients or add once this is blended and add with raisins and nuts.....??
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    Sounds good, but I don't know if I will be able to put them in the freezer before I eat it.
    SueDor

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