I found this recipe in the pile, scrawled on the back of a greeting card envelope! Thinking back, I believe it was one of my mother’s recipes and I think she got it from her neighbor, years and years ago. I was looking to make some thing homey and I had a few apples that I wanted to use up so this was a perfect candidate!
Compliments of It’s a Keeper
3/4 cup shortening
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
3/4 tsp salt
3/4 tsp cinnamon
3/4 cup warm prepared coffee
2 cups diced apples
1/2 cup walnuts
1/3 cup brown sugar
1/2 tsp cinnamon
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cream shortening, sugar and eggs together. Sift together flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon. Add dry ingredients to creamed shortening. Mix in coffee and fold in apples and walnuts. Pour batter into a greased and floured tube or bundt pan.
Stir together topping ingredients and sprinkle evenly over top of cake batter. Bake for 45-55 minutes or until a cake tester, inserted to the center, comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes and remove cake from pan by inverting it onto a serving plate.
Is it a Keeper?
It most certainly is a keeper! I loved how moist the cake was! I’m not sure what exactly the coffee added to the recipe but it was super good! Just the right amount of cinnamon and apple-y goodness! Perfect for a winter day with a nice cup of tea! I’m so glad I thought to write this recipe down on the back of that envelope!
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