I'm the only one who makes my Grandma's apple cake. In the years since she's been gone, I celebrate her by baking it and sharing it with my family. She believed in me and I believe in this apple cake. My father is no baker, but he forwarded an article (recently clipped from the Buffalo news) about how the apple cake may have derived from an area to the east of my Polish ancestors -- "the cake was a byproduct of Soviet Women's ingenuity and resourcefulness fueled by a strong desire to show hospitality." It makes me happy to think that this one-bowl recipe has travelled through many families to my grandma, then to come to me and my children. Please share lovingly with family and friends.
1. Mix flour, sugar, eggs and all other ingredients, except apples.
2. Mix with a spoon, do not use a mixer.
3. Add apples when mixture is blended.
4. Grease bundt pan, pour in batter.
5. Bake at 350 degrees for 50 minutes to an hour.
6. Cool in pan 15-20 minutes, then take out. Bottom of cake will be very dark.