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Wednesday, May 10, 2023

Mary's favorite, Raw Apple Cake.

Mary's favorite, Raw Apple Cake. Perfect anytime, like now, or Mother's Day, Sunday dinner, or even next Thursday! You will want to make this cake...



We do a lot of celebrations and shared meals around here!

What we don't do is a lot of scheduled holiday posts, here on the blog. Which may give the wrong idea about me, this food and household blog, and our family. Because we are definitely a family that celebrates! As a matter of fact, I can put together a celebration for just about any reason in record time. Got a new pet? Let's celebrate. Finally got that back corner in the yard landscaped? Let's celebrate. Tired of driving your well loved, overly tired, but always starts when needed, family car? Come on, let's celebrate! Got your laundry folded and put away with along with all the other chores also getting done? You got it, let's celebrate.



But when I look back, most of our celebrations are all rooted in family. They either celebrate the family in whole or celebrate someone in the family. Birthdays come to mind. Thanksgiving and Christmas just wouldn't be the same without family, whether it is just your own or the whole extended clan that we all love so much! And then we move forward to Mother's Day and Father's Day, as well as Grandparent's Day. While these days of celebration are definitely family celebrations, celebrating them, makes you family! 

This is the story of my family...

Mom spotted Dad the very first day he stopped for lunch at the little cafĂ© where she worked. Mom who was not shy about her decisions, boasted to her co-worker, "See that good looking man over there? I am going to marry him." It was Friday the 13th, which apparently was a lucky day for her. Because they did married 10 days later on June 23, 1951. And honestly, I have enjoyed the telling of this story countless times, about how they met and, how my family of origin started. 

And yes, I have also enjoyed the look on some of the faces of the folks hearing the story! Now, oh so many years later, and the story having been told countless times! Some folks have said how impulsive they must have been. Others have remarked, how lucky they must have been. But I think it was about being brave. Brave enough to trust in each other, and brave enough to believe in tomorrow. Which brings us around to Mom's favorite Raw Apple Cake, you see the two things she really loved was my Dad and this cake!


This cake, right after chocolate!

This is the cake she loved the most right after anything chocolate! She would serve it as often as she could! It was not uncommon to hear, "I just pulled a Raw Apple Cake out of the oven, can I cut you a piece?" when you dropped by to say hi and share a cup of coffee. It is delicious so I always said yes! Mom served it plain, and still warm after being pulled out of the oven at just the right moment. But on day two when it had softened a bit from the juicy apples, I always enjoyed a bit of whipped cream on my piece. Because if there is one thing you have learned about me, a bit of whipped cream can turn any dessert into a celebration! Let's get started...there is a celebration waiting!


Some additional thoughts on this recipe:

I am sharing this recipe as written on my Mom's recipe card, and it simply states "flour". For my mom, flour was AP flour.

However for my whole wheat version, I use sprouted white whole wheat flour, pastry grind. With no other changes to the basic recipe. 

This is one of the easiest cakes you will ever make, it is a moist cake, made with oil instead of butter. 

I never found it to be a problem using more than the listed 4 cups of diced apples. The truth is, you see, I have never been able to pick out the perfect number of apples that yield exactly 4 cups! So in this kitchen, once an apple is cut, the whole apple is used. 

This cake is perfect warm right out of the oven plain or with a bit of vanilla ice cream. It keeps well, re-heats well, and is delicious through to the very last piece! I would think that it would also freeze well, but so far there is never any left to put into the freezer!


Ingredients for this recipe:
  • apples
  • eggs
  • sugar
  • oil
  • flour
  • vanilla
  • salt
  • baking soda
  • cinnamon
You will also need the following:
  • small kitchen knife
  • large mixing bowl
  • medium mixing bowl
  • small bowl
  • kitchen spoon
  • silicone spatula
  • large measuring cup
  • measuring cups
  • measuring spoons
  • small mixing bowl
  • 9X13 baking pan
Now we are ready to begin!




Mary's favorite, Raw Apple Cake
Recipe source unknown, but thanked countless times, when folding my napkin.
350-degree oven 

4 c peeled and diced apples - about 5 medium

2 eggs
1 c sugar
2 t vanilla
1/2 c oil 

2 c flour
2 t soda
1 t salt
2 t cinnamon

3 T sugar
1 t cinnamon 

Start with the apples, wash, rinse, dry and peel. Dice enough apples to make 4 cups of diced apples. 

In a large bowl, using a whisk, beat eggs. Stir in the sugar, oil and the vanilla. Fold in diced apples. Let the mixture sit 5 - 10 minutes or until apples "juice" slightly.

In a medium-size bowl, combine flour, soda, salt, and the 2 t cinnamon, whisk to combine.


Stir into the apple mixture, mixing until no dry pockets of flour remain. 

Turn the cake batter into a prepared 9X13 baking pan. Spread the batter evenly, working it into corners of the pan. 

Stir together the remaining sugar and cinnamon, sprinkle evenly over the batter.



Bake 50 - 60 minutes, or until the cake tests "done" in your oven. 


Storage options for Mary's favorite, Raw Apple Cake. Store covered at room temperature for up to three days. Refrigerate for longer storage time. You may freeze this recipe. Expect some change in texture, when thawed. 

UPDATE:  For your convenience, a "copy and paste" version of Mary's favorite, Raw Apple Cake has been included below. 
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Printable "copy and paste" version:


Mary's favorite, Raw Apple Cake
Recipe source unknown, but thanked countless times
350-degree oven 

4 c peeled and diced apples - about 5 medium

2 eggs
1 c sugar
2 t vanilla
1/2 c oil 

2 c flour
2 t soda
1 t salt
2 t cinnamon

3 T sugar
1 t cinnamon 

Start with the apples, wash, rinse, dry and peel. Dice enough apples to make 4 cups of diced apples. 

In a large bowl, using a whisk, beat eggs. Stir in the sugar, oil and the vanilla. Fold in diced apples. Let the mixture sit 5 - 10 minutes or until apples "juice" slightly.

In a medium-size bowl, combine flour, soda, salt, and the 2 t cinnamon, whisk to combine.

Stir into the apple mixture, mixing until no dry pockets of flour remain. 

Turn the cake batter into a prepared 9X13 baking pan. Spread the batter evenly, working it into corners of the pan. 

Stir together the remaining sugar and cinnamon, sprinkle evenly over the batter.

Bake 50 - 60 minutes, or until the cake tests "done" in your oven. 


Storage options for Mary's favorite, Raw Apple Cake. Store covered at room temperature for up to three days. Refrigerate for longer storage time. You may freeze this recipe. Expect some change in texture, when thawed. 

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  1. Love that you celebrate, life is full of reasons to do so! Great story about your parents. My mom made apple cake and apple sauce from our trees. Wish I'd had her talent. GREAT recipe you shared!

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    1. Tina, thank you so much for stopping by, I appreciate it!

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  2. That sounds delicious and what a fun story of how your parents met and married!

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  3. I made a raw apple cake last week, recipe similar to this one. Hubby liked it but we both thought it needed a bit of icing :) Thanks so much for linking up at the #UnlimitedLinkParty 112. Shared.

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    1. Sometimes, I put a little butter cream on this cake as well....Dee, thanks so much! And as always, thank you for hosting, I appreciate it.

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  4. What a fantastic story about how your parents met and married. Saw it at Senior Salon Pit Stop Link Party #293. Nancy Andres @ Colors 4 Health.

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    1. Nancy thank you very much. With both my folks gone, I am trying to get all her recipes put into print on the blog, for a couple of reasons. First mom was a good cook, and second I want my children to know their heritage as keenly as possible. I appreciate your stopping by, have a great week ahead.

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  5. Love it, so once the 30cm of snow melted from my car, I can go shopping

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