Aunt Lydia's Apple Cake

This recipe was originated by my aunt about 60 years ago. It can be served for a breakfast treat or for dinner with a scoop of ice cream. It took many years before she released this absolutely delicious cake recipe.

Aunt Lydia’s Apple Cake

Ingredients

  • 7 apples – peeled, cored and sliced
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 (.25 ounce) package active dry yeast
  • 1/4 cup warm water
  • 1 teaspoon white sugar
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1/2 cup tapioca
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Instructions

1 Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

2 Sift flour and salt together into a medium bowl. Cut in butter as for pie crust to pea sized pieces. Set aside.

3 Put warm water and 1 teaspoon sugar in a large bowl. Add yeast. Let dissolve. Add slightly beaten egg yolks to yeast mixture.

4 Add flour mixture and gently mix until mixture forms a ball. Divide in half. Use one-half for bottom and one-half for top crust. Roll out one crust to fit a 9×13 inch ungreased pan. Sprinkle tapioca over dough.

5 Fill with sliced apples, piled high. Sprinkle with mixture of 3/4 cup sugar and 1 teaspoon cinnamon.

6 Roll top crust to fit pan. Put top over apples, seal in around pan, tucking top under (do not flute). Do not prick.

7 Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 45 minutes. While still slightly warm, frost with butter frosting.

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