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Autumn Apple Cake

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Bake: 45 min.


8 servings

I think you'll agree this apple cake is simply irresistible. It's nicely crisp on top and moist and chewy inside.—Leon Kingsley, Marshfield, Massachusetts


  • 1/4 cup shortening
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 3 cups diced peeled tart apples
  • 1/4 cup chopped nuts, optional


  1. In a bowl, cream shortening and sugar. Add egg and vanilla. Combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg; add to the creamed mixture. Stir in apples and nuts if desired. Spoon into a greased 8-in. square baking pan. Bake at 350° for 45-50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Serve warm.

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