Cousin Barb’s Apple Cake


½ cup  shortening or oil

1 cup white sugar

½ cup brown sugar

2 eggs beaten

1 cup milk

2 cups chopped apples

2 cups flour

1 tsp baking powder

½ tsp baking soda

1 tsp salt


3 TBSP brown sugar

A little cinnamon

1 cup chopped nuts


Preheat oven to 350          Grease & flour 13 x 9 x 2 pan

Cream shortening, add sugar (white & brown) Beat well. Add eggs and milk. Add flour mixture cream well (flour, baking powder, baking soda & salt)
**optional– add 1/8 tsp cinnamon to the flour mixture

Fold in apples.

Sprinkle the topping over the cake evenly…and bake!

**If using a dark pan…set the oven temp to 325    bake 40-50 minutes

My Momma’s Muffins

Dry ingredients
17 oz bran flakes
5 cups flour
5 tsp baking soda
2 cups sugar
2 tsp salt

Wet ingredients
4 eggs
1 quart buttermilk
1 cup oil (I haven’t tried substituting applesauce yet but I have a theory it would be good)

Combine dry ingredients in one LARGE bowl except bran flakes. Combine wet ingredients in another bowl then add into the dry ingredients. Mix thoroughly then add the bran flakes little by little until completely combined. Cover and place in refrigerator for 2 days. When ready to bake, preheat oven to 400 degrees. Grease muffin tin and spoon in batter. Bake for 20 minutes. Enjoy!


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