Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Granny's Apple & Rhubarb Cake



Yesterday was my deceased Grandmother's birthday, so I decided to give one of her cake recipes a try. Mine didn't turn out as pretty as hers used to, but she always used to tell me "it is the thought that counts". It tasted good though.

Anyhoo, this is a great recipe to try if you have any storage apples left over in your larder {I used Novaspy}.

3 cups diced apples, peeled and cored
1 cup rhubarb, roughly chopped
2 cups all purpose flour, sifted
1/4 cup butter
1/4 cup honey
1/2 cup raisins
2 medium eggs
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp sea salt
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp mace
1/4 tsp allspice
1/4 tsp ginger

Mix all ingredients together in a large bowl. Bake in a 8 x 8 cake pan at 350 for about an 1 hour and 10 minutes or until your toothpicks comes out clean.

Sláinte!

Laurel


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5 comments:

hynafol said...

seriously! I am gonna try this recipe today!

Bek said...

Off topic, but that is a great photo :)

nefaeria said...

Let me know how it turns out, Darroch!

Thanks Beks! My Grandma was a real looker. :)

Medusae said...

Very nice and a beautiful way to remember your Grandmother. I miss my Nan all the time. <:) I remember her hands and songs more than her cooking, but I do know she had plain yogurt with canned mandarin orange chunks for breakfast EVERY MORNING OF MY ENTIRE LIFE ^.^

In many posts you mention the food you have in storage in a larder. You might have said something in a previous post, but do you have a special place for storage of all the goods? A basement? A proper cold-storage? Where do you put all your stuff?

Right now I just have a basement that's cold all year long. VERY VERY cold in winter. I'm not sure that would work as well for food preservation... I'll have to look into that.

Thanks for posting - seeing this made my night <3

Elaine said...

Oh how perfect, I have been trying to figure out what to do with my rhubarb harvest which is plentiful this season.