Total Time
4hrs 30mins
Prep 4 hrs
Cook 30 mins

Very old recipe made with yeast, apples, raisins. Makes 2 cakes. Recipe says you can use fresh or canned apples; no amount of apples given. i used 3 each cake

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Dissolve yeast with 1 tablespoon sugar in 1 cup warm water; let proof for 10 minutes.
  2. Put in mixing bowl 2 cups warm water, 1/2 cup sugar, salt, egg, melted shortening, a little lemon flavoring, and 6 cups flour sifted, and raisins.
  3. Few raisins can be added, pressed into dough after dough is in pan.
  4. This will not be stiff but sticky on fingers.( this is very soft dough i used pam in pan and n top of dough ).
  5. Let rise 2 hours.( this was a little long rise until doubled the temps were cooler in those old farm houses ).
  6. Put in two 9x13 greased pans.
  7. Using melted shortening in your hand to spread dough after it rises about 1 hour.(again until doubled )punch down
  8. Put sliced apples or canned apples on top (I would put cinnamon sugar mixture on now)(. cover with tin foil ).
  9. Let rise 1 more hour.( until doubled ).
  10. Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 45 minutes until done i had at 425 for 30 it was to fast
  11. Remove from oven and cover with sour cream, sugar and/or cinnamon.