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Ohio Pioneer Apple Cake

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Ohio Pioneer Apple Cake
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Ohio's most abundant fall crop is Apples, with orchards stretching across the northern and central part of the state. Ohio's apple culture owes it's beginnings to Johnny Appleseed, ne John Chapman, an eccentric and colorful itinerant farmer who introduced apple trees to Ohio.

This easy apple cake recipe, from my grandmother, is a traditional preparation, that varies little from the Western Reserve pioneer days.

Prep Time: 1 hour, 45 minutes

Cook Time: 1 hour

Total Time: 2 hours, 45 minutes


  • 3 eggs
  • 1 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 cup oil
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1 cup coarsely chopped walnuts
  • 4-6 tart apples, sliced or cut in chunks


Mix the eggs, sugar, and oil together. Sift the flour, baking sodea, cinnamon, and salt into the egg mixture. Mix well and add the walnuts and apples. Bake in an ungreased cake pan for 45 minutes to 1 hour in a 350 degree oven.
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 5 out of 5
Easy and Delicious, Member JeanBow

This is about the easiest apple dessert I've ever made. And it tastes delicious topped with whipped cream. You could also have it for breakfast as a coffee cake.

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