Monday, November 16, 2009

Mennonite Monday - Raw Apple Cake

Mennonite Monday started because I wanted to make recipes from the Bethesda Mennonite Church Cookbooks (both the yellow and the white cookbook for those of you who own them). I also wanted to take pictures of each recipe that I made, so I would know for future reference what the recipe should look like. I am by no means a great cook, but I think it will be fun to try new and different recipes each week. Not all of these recipes are for ethnic Mennonite food, but the women from Henderson know how to cook, so I can safely say that these recipes will be good. Check back each Monday for a new recipe and feel free to leave a comment if you have a favorite recipe from these cookbooks, or if you have some tips on what I should make and how I should make it.

With Thanksgiving just around the corner I decided to share a great fall recipe that would be great with a Thanksgiving meal or any other meal this time of year. This recipe is called Raw Apple Cake, on page 42 of the white church cookbook, but if you want to be a little more impressive you can call it an Apple Cake with Warm Caramel Sauce.

Raw Apple Cake
2 cups sugar
1 tsp soda
2 eggs
2 tsp vanilla
1 cup oil
1 tsp salt
3 cups chopped, raw apples
1 cup nuts (optional)
2 cups flour

I had some apples from earlier this fall in the freezer, so I used those.

Instead of chopping up the apples I used the grater, which worked great and didn't take much time.

Mix all the ingredients. (I didn't use the nuts)

Pour into a 9 X 13 pan and bake at 350 degrees for 50 minutes.

Caramel Sauce
2 cups brown sugar
1 cup white sugar
1 cup light cream or canned milk (I used evaporated milk in a can)
2 tsp flour
2 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup oleo (shortening)

Combine in sauce pan.

Cook till smooth and creamy.

Serve with caramel sauce over cake.


  1. Kelsey,

    I remember being on the Service Committee for Mission Circle with your mom a number of years ago. We made this cake along with homemade soup to take and serve at the Open Door Mission in Lincoln. I need to make it again. Thanks for the reminder of this yummy recipe.