In honor of my grandmother’s 93rd birthday today, I’ve decided to give a gift to all of you by sharing her most-requested recipe. It’s sometimes hard to know how to celebrate with someone who is bed-bound and doesn’t necessarily know it’s her birthday. But since the lady loved to cook and show hospitality in countless ways, I thought it would be very fitting to share her famous apple cake recipe.
I can see her now in the kitchen wearing her little blue pants and flowered apron, carefully chopping those golden delicious apples with an ancient paring knife and making that well in her old orange Rachael Ray garbage bowl (before Rachael Ray made it famous). It’s my very favorite recipe and I hope you will enjoy it, too.
Fresh Apple Cake
Granny’s most requested recipe. Delicious for breakfast, dessert, tea-time, or any time of day! Pairs especially well with a cup of coffee.
2 ½ C. flour
2 C. sugar
1 tsp. soda
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 C. chopped pecans
3 golden delicious apples, peeled & diced
2 whole eggs
1 C. vegetable oil
1/3 C. butterscotch bits
Mix dry ingredients together. Stir in diced apples and chopped pecans. Push to sides of bowl to make a well in the middle. Drop in the eggs and cup of vegetable oil. With a rotary beater, beat eggs and oil just enough to mix them. Then stir all together until mixed well. Batter will be thick. Put in a greased 9×13” pan, top with butterscotch chips, and bake at 350o for 45 minutes.
When I asked her what it felt like to be 93, she giggled and said, “It just feels 93.”
She’s so cute.
Happy 93rd birthday, Granny. You’re still a blessing.