Many years ago, my friend Jan and my husband’s sweet Grandma both passed along a recipe for an apple cake they’d brought to one of the many gatherings we used to have during our 34 years on the farm. I look back with so much fondness to those days. People seemed to get together a whole lot more than we do today and I miss that. Extension club, community potlucks, school and church suppers. Oh, and the cake walks! Depending on the time of year, the dessert du jour would feature whatever fruit was in season. When fall rolled around, there was invariably some amazing apple creation on the table.
I took a little of this and a little of that from their recipes and added cardamom because it’s a little more unique than the typical cinnamon and nutmeg. And, it brings back happy childhood memories for me. How fondly I remember the sweets we ate at our Danish cousin gatherings back in Iowa! Grandma recipe called for strong coffee as one ingredient but I decided to try using feeze dried coffee granules instead and love what it did for this simple cake.
To Make this Recipe You’Il Need the following ingredients: