Raw Apple Cake

Recipe by jmelyn
READY IN: 1hr 15mins
SERVES: 24
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Note: For enough nuts for the cake and to sprinkle on the cream cheese frosting, measure a generous 2 cups of nuts into a large baking pan.
  • Toast at 350 degrees for about 10 minutes, checking every couple of minutes after 5 and shaking the nuts around.
  • When walnuts are cool, chop a scant 1/2 cup finely for the frosting and coarsely chop the remaining nuts for the cake.
  • If oven is not preheated from toasting nuts, preheat oven to 350.
  • Grease and flour a 9 by 13 inch cake pan.
  • Combine apples and sugar in one bowl.
  • Let sit for 20 minutes so apples get juicy.
  • This is not a crucial step, but it does add to the cake's wonderful chewy texture.
  • Combine eggs and oil and mix well.
  • Combine rest of ingredients by hand, then add the egg and oil mixture and mix well.
  • Add the apple mixture.
  • The mixture will be very thick.
  • Pour and press into the prepared pan.
  • Bake for 45 minutes.
  • Remove from oven when only moist crumbs cling to a toothpick inserted in center.
  • This is a moist cake--don't overbake.
  • Allow to cool on rack.
  • When cake is cool, frost with cream cheese frosting, and sprinkle with the finely chopped nuts.
  • To prepare frosting: Allow cream cheese and butter to soften a room temperature.
  • Beat with a mixer until well blended.
  • Slowly beat in powdered sugar until smooth.
  • Add vanilla and mix well.
  • Adjust to spreadable consistency with milk, 1 tablespoon at a time.
  • The cake stands well on its own; however a sifting of powdered sugar looks nice if you don't care for naked cake.
  • Unfrosted cake is good with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream.
  • If not frosted with cream cheese frosting, which requires refrigeration, cake keeps well at room temperature for a weekend.
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