Ozark Apple Cake

"She could peel an apple...in one long, curly strip. The whole apple."  Can you guess who said this and in what movie?  I remember watching my MaMaw peel apples this way when I was little, and practicing every chance I got to perfect this skill. Today, as I made this delicious Ozark Apple Cake, I was able to put this into practice and my mind took me back to a sweet memory of my MaMaw.

This old-fashioned recipe uses simple ingredients, all of which you'll usually have on hand.

Here's what you need:
sugar, brown sugar, butter, eggs, flour, baking soda, cinnamon, water, vanilla, salt, chopped apples, pecans
Here's how you make it:
Cream sugars and butter together in mixer. Add in the eggs and beat for 1 minute.
Sift flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt together. Add to creamed mixture and stir until combined. 
Stir in water, vanilla, apples and pecans.
Spoon into greased 9x13 in. pan and bake for 35- 40 minutes.

Cut into squares and serve with whipped topping or vanilla ice cream.

 Ozark Apple Cake

1 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup butter
2 eggs, beaten
2 cups flour
2 tsp. baking soda
2 tsp. cinnamon
1 Tbsp. water
2 tsp. vanilla
1/8 tsp. salt
3 cups finely chopped peeled apples
1/2 chopped pecans

Cream sugar and butter in mixer. Add in eggs and beat for 1 minute. Sift flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt together.  Add to creamed mixture, and mix to combine. Add water, vanilla, apples and pecans, stirring to mix. Spoon into greased 9x13 cake pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 35-40 minutes or until cake tests done with toothpick. May serve with whipped topping or vanilla ice cream.

The aroma of the baking apples, butter and sugar is swoon-worthy.  It is best served warm with ice cream or whipped topping, but tomorrow I will share with you something that will take this yummy fall treat to a whole new level...Lee's Caramel Frosting.

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  1. I think the movie is Sleepless in Seattle?! Great cake for Fall :) You always have great recipes - Pinned it!

    1. Thank you so much for sharing this at All my Bloggy Friends last week. I can't wait to see what you share tomorrow! :)

  2. I love fresh apple cake! I make mine in a tube pan. I'm impressed by your apple peeling ability; I can never do that.

  3. Yep... the quote is from "Sleepless in Seattle". We have a bounty of apples now, so it's perfect timing for this recipe!

  4. Yum! I love the photo of all the ingredients too...very clever!

    Thank you so much for joining us at the CHQ Blog Hop this week! We hope you've made some new bloggy friends!

  5. Yum! Apples taste so much more delicious this time of year and I love baking with them. Glad you shared the recipe with us!

  6. One of my fave movies! This looks delicious :). Have a great weekend!

  7. Hi Nici,
    Delicious recipe!Thank you so much for sharing I just love apple and cinamon cakes!
    Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

    Hugs from Portugal
    Ana Love Craft

  8. Wow, Nici, this sounds delicious! I've pinned it, along with the Caramel frosting which sounds equally delish! We have over-night company coming in a couple of weeks, & I think this will be a perfect dessert! Thanks so much for sharing.


  9. Looks yummy! I'd love to know your trick to peeling apples! Do you use a knife or peeler? :)

  10. We LOVE apple cake here. I was just looking at my apple cake recipe (we are going picking on Sunday!). Your recipe has a few differences - like the pecans - yum! I am going to give this one a shot. My kids will eat it in seconds!

  11. Definitely pinning this! I'm originally from the St. Louis area so anything "ozark" reminds me of home...

  12. I love apple cake and I bet it smells divine baking. Just pinned it so I can try this out.

  13. I am inviting you to come and share this in my Show Your Stuff blog hop:

  14. Sounds great! I've been craving apples as the weather has turned just a tad cooler:@)

  15. Looks great and sounds delicious!
    My family can never have enough of apple-cakes

  16. This looks wonderful and I'm going
    to make it this week... thanks
    for sharing.

  17. Wow looks delicious! Perfect for Fall! Thanks for joining the party at Keep Calm and Link Up!
    Barbara at Chase the Star
    chasethestar dot net

  18. Hi! I found your post at "I should be mopping the floor" and would love for you to share it at my link party at http://mommyssweetconfessions.blogspot.com/2012/09/sweet-confessions-sunday-link-party-6.html. See you at the party!

  19. This is apple season and our tree should be ready to pick soon...will add this one to my must try list. I'm co-hosting with Julie at Marvelous Monday. Thanks for linking up. Deb

  20. OMG-yum!

    Love for you to link this recipe (and a couple others if you'd like!) to Wonderful Food Wednesday at http://www.athometake2.com. Hope to see you there!

  21. Looks fantastic!

    Thank you for linking up to Wonderful Food Wednesday!


  22. This is so great! I would LOVE if you would share this at my Crazy Cute Party happening right now! I've got a totally awesome giveaway that you could win just for linking up! Come on over! ;D

    Between U & Me

  23. Hi Nici,
    I would just love a nice warm slice of your Ozark Apple Cake to go with my coffee right now, I can almost taste it. Hope you are having a great week and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  24. sounds delish!!! Thank you for sharing it at the Tuesday To Do Party!

  25. We just picked some apples today. Can't wait to give this cake a try. Yum!!!

  26. Looks so delicious and perfect for fall!
    Thanks for linking up this week!
    Stacey of Embracing Change

  27. This looks delicious. Makes me want to head out to the market to get some apples so I can whip up of this cake. Thanks so much for sharing on Tout It Tuesday. Hope to see you tomorrow.

  28. I am pinning this recipe! Perfect for a fall day with a cup of coffee, I can't wait to try it!

  29. This looks so good. Can't wait to try it. Thank you so much for sharing with Wednesdays Adorned From Above Link Party last week.

  30. Yum, this recipe looks awesome too! We look forward to your chocolate recipes this week! :)
    Mackenzie from the Iron Chef Mom Team :)


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