If you make this coffee cake, please be aware that you are responsible for the consequences.   You’ve been duly warned.

This is the first recipe that I selected out of my grandmother’s collection to actually bake.  The cookbook (Favorite Recipes of Ohio) is dated to 1966, as my grandmother had dated her notes.  It may be older, but I can’t verify this as the publisher’s page is missing..

This recipe is a heavy coffee cake.

My wife said that this cake made our house smell like IKEA, with a strong cinnamon roll odor resembling the check-out area of the mega store retail chain.

This cake is ugly.   It is also very good.   Being from Texas, I might add a thing layer of Pecan bits on the bottom of the cake pan when made again.  I think that I will be in heaven with an Apple Pecan Ugly Cake.

Your milage may vary.

WARNING:  The original recipe uses copious amounts of oil.  Substitutions and suggestions are welcome to reduce the amount of oil called for in the recipe, while retaining it’s texture and taste.   As it is, both my wife and I think this cake SMELLS amazing… but the high oil content was a little too much for our diet preferences.

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Apple Ugly Cake
This hand written recipe was found inside my grandmother's favorite cookbook that belonged to my mother, saved after my grandmother passed in the 1990s.
Course Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 90 minutes
Passive Time 15 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Dry Ingredients
Wet Ingredients
Fruit
Course Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 90 minutes
Passive Time 15 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Dry Ingredients
Wet Ingredients
Fruit
Instructions
Mixing
  1. 1) Mix Dry Ingredients together. 2) Add in Wet Ingredients. 3) Add Fruit
Bake
  1. Bake at 325 degree for 90 minutes. It doesn't call for an icing, but it's up to the cook if an icing is desired.
Recipe Notes

My wife says that this should be renamed "IKEA cake" because it made our house smell like the Cinnamon Buns that they cook at IKEA near the checkout lines.

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