I originally shared this recipe on All Things Thrifty on Sept. 24, 2014
It’s November 1st, which means we’re officially entering the holiday season! My husband and I are those freaks that start playing Christmas music today. Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE Thanksgiving just as much as Christmas, but Christmas music gets me in the spirit for both holidays!
One reason I love Thanksgiving and Christmas so much is that I get to bust out some of my favorite family recipes. Like this Lemon Chiffon Pie, that is my great grandma’s recipe, or these Christmas Cornflake Wreaths that I’ve made with my mom and sister every Christmas since before I can remember! This Fresh Apple Cake is another recipe of my Grandmother’s that I treasure! It’s super moist and flavorful and I love that you grate the apple–peel and all–right into the batter. The homemade caramel sauce is also to die for, and if you include a big scoop of vanilla ice cream you send this cake over the top! I love this cake!
- 2 cups sugar
- 1 cup butter, room temperature
- 2 eggs
- 6 apples, grated (cored, but keep the peel on)
- 2 tsp baking soda
- 2 cups flour
- 2 tsp cinnamon
- 2 tsp cloves
- 1 cup chopped walnuts
- Homemade Caramel Sauce, for topping
- In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until well blended. Add the eggs and mix well. Stir in the freshly grated apple. In a separate bowl, mix together remaining dry ingredients. Add to the wet ingredients and mix, just until incorporated. Bake at 350 degrees F in a greased 9×13” pan for 40 min- 50 min, or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean. Allow to cool for at least 10 minutes. Serve warm with caramel sauce and whipped cream or ice cream.
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