This recipe is a Pillsbury Bake Off Contest winner that was clipped from packaging of some kind, probably a bag of Pillsbury’s Best Flour. Date is unknown. The recipe is typed in full below along with a scanned copy.
APPLE HARVEST CAKE
Winner in Pillsbury’s 27th Bake Off Contest
Preheat oven to 325°F. Generously grease (using 1 tablespoon solid shortening) and flour 12-cup fluted tube pan (non-stick finish pan, too).
1 1/4 cups PILLSBURY’S BEST ALL PURPOSE or UNBLEACHED FLOUR
1 cup PILLSBURY’S BEST WHOLE WHEAT FLOUR
1 cup SUGAR
3/4 cup firmly packed BROWN SUGAR
1 tablespoon CINNAMON
2 teaspoons BAKING POWDER
1 teaspoon SALT
1/2 teaspoon SODA
3/4 cup COOKING OIL
1 teaspoon VANILLA
LIGHTLY SPOON flour in measuring cup; level off. In large mixer bowl, BLEND all ingredients; BEAT 3 minutes at medium speed.
2 cups (2 medium) peeled, finely chopped APPLES
3/4 to 1 cup chopped NUTS
By hand, STIR in apples and nuts. POUR into prepared pan. BAKE 50 to 65 minutes until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. COOL upright in pan 15 minutes; turn onto serving plate. Cool.
1/2 cup POWDERED SUGAR
1/4 teaspoon VANILLA
2 to 3 teaspoons MILK
In small bowl, BLEND Glaze ingredients until smooth; spoon over cake.
HIGH ALTITUDE–3,500 Feet: Reduce baking powder to 1 1/2 teaspoons. Bake at 350°F. for 50 to 65 minutes.
How great! I just made this cake yesterday from a recipe I cut out when it first came out, and pasted in a notebook of recipes. I wanted to take a cake to friends’ home for dinner; everyone loved it. I hoped I could find the recipe on the Net so I wouldn’t have to copy it, and here it is!
WOW.I’ve been looking for this recipe for years…. and never gave up hope on finding it. I made it for several years in a row, it was a “must have” at my Thanksgiving Day table. I’m so glad to have it again, and I know I’ll have it once again, at least once or twice a year. I must have made it, the first time, when the recipe first was on the bag of flour. Its a wonderful cake for a family tradition!!
What a thrill to find this recipe and especially the scanned copy, because then I knew it was the recipe I had used years ago. This recipe was on the Pillsbury flour in the late 60’s or early 70’s.
I have had this recipe for years and had not made it since I copied it into my recipe book. As I was making it I realized I had not included eggs in the recipe. I added three as a guess and then headed to the PC to see if I could find the recipe. I was right on. This is one fantastic cake. The only thing I did different was to use apple cider in the glaze along with a little vanilla.
I made this cake years ago when it was on the Pillsbury flour bag. I lost the recipe. This cake was one of my favorites. My family loved it. This will be on my Thanksgiving menu.