Fresh Apple-Nut Cake


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This is a recipe passed down through my family, I remember my grandmother making it for us on Christmas, saying it needed to sit a day or two; it was so hard to smell it and not be able to eat it. The cake is so moist, but not so sickly sweet, it has a glaze and not a frosting. The cake can be served anytime, anyplace, for rich, and for those of us not so rich. It is always a big hit at church dinners, or any neighborhood potluck dinners. I hope you and your family enjoy it as much as all of my family always have.

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  • Cake:
  • 2 C. sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 C. chopped nuts
  • 1 tsp. soda
  • 3 C. flour
  • 1 1/3 C. oil
  • 3 C. diced apples
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 2 tsp. vanilla
  • Icing:
  • 1 C. brown sugar
  • 4 Tbs. sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 stick butter

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