Aunt Mary's Apple Cake

"My friend Robin's Aunt Mary, both of whose parents were born in Hungary, was a legendary cook. This is one of her cakes--a very moist and delightful cake."
Aunt Mary's Apple Cake created by Enjolinfam
Ready In:
1hr 10mins



  • Preheat over to 350 degrees F.
  • Sprinkle apples with sugar and let stand.
  • Mix beaten egg and butter.
  • Sift in flour, soda, salt and cinnamon and mix very well.
  • Fold into apples and make sure the apples are well and evenly coated.
  • Mix in raisins and, if desired, nuts.
  • Note: we use raisins which have been soaked in bourbon.
  • Note 2: If using regular raisins, make sure you plump them in warm water or rum or the like, then drain before adding.
  • Place in a buttered 8" x 8" square baking dish or in a buttered bundt pan and bake for about 50 minutes.
  • Cool briefly on rack in pan; turn out of the pan and allow to cool to room temperature on a rack.
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"<p>I have always loved to cook. When I was little, I cooked with my Grandmother who had endless patience and extraordinary skill as a baker. And I cooked with my Mother, who had a set repertoire, but taught me many basics. Then I spent a summer with a French cousin who opened up a whole new world of cooking. And I grew up in New York City, which meant that I was surrounded by all varieties of wonderful food, from great bagels and white fish to all the wonders of Chinatown and Little Italy, from German to Spanish to Mexican to Puerto Rican to Cuban, not to mention Cuban-Chinese. And my parents loved good food, so I grew up eating things like roasted peppers, anchovies, cheeses, charcuterie, as well as burgers and the like. In my own cooking I try to use organics as much as possible; I never use canned soup or cake mix and, other than a cheese steak if I'm in Philly or pizza by the slice in New York, I don't eat fast food. So, while I think I eat and cook just about everything, I do have friends who think I'm picky--just because the only thing I've ever had from McDonald's is a diet Coke (and maybe a frie or two). I have collected literally hundreds of recipes, clipped from the Times or magazines, copied down from friends, cajoled out of restaurant chefs. Little by little, I am pulling out the ones I've made and loved and posting them here. Maybe someday, every drawer in my apartment won't crammed with recipes. (Of course, I'll always have those shelves crammed with cookbooks.) I'm still amazed and delighted by the friendliness and the incredible knowledge of the people here. 'Zaar has been a wonderful discovery for me.</p>"

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  1. lenagoodwin
    A.M.A.Z.I.N.G. truly THE best apple cake ever and so easy. I am not a fan of raisins so I soaked some cranberries in bourbon instead, but other than that followed this recipe to a T and it was superb. Will most definitely make again.
  2. LianneNC
    I needed a recipe to use up some apples a neighbor had given me, and this looked easy. It *was* easy, and delicious!! I made it with only a very light sprinkle of cinnamon (hubby doesn't like it much) and added some freshly grated nutmeg. I also topped it with streusel, which put it over the top. The true test, though, was that hubby loved it too... thanks for the yummy, EASY recipe!
  3. Rosalie Jean
    yummy, made it this morning. I've made a lot of apple cakes, this one is the best.I didn;t use nuts.
  4. Enjolinfam
    This is a delicious apple cake. It's very similar to one my family makes often. I made this for my friend's birthday that I knew liked cakes with apples in them. Thanks for sharing this recipe. :) Made for ZWT4 - Jefes de la Cocina!
  5. Enjolinfam
    Aunt Mary's Apple Cake Created by Enjolinfam

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