Apple Cake - Beth Bowen's

Apple Cake - Beth Bowen's

A vintage newspaper clipping for Beth Bowen's Fresh Apple Cake; make this cake with fresh apples, sugar, egg, flour, baking soda, cinnamon, chopped nuts, and salt. Top this Fresh Apple Cake with an icing made from brown sugar, white sugar, flour, water, salt, butter, and vanilla.
A vintage newspaper clipping for Beth Bowen's Fresh Apple Cake


2 cups fresh apples
1 cup white sugar
1 egg
1 cup flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 cup nuts, chopped
1/8 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
3 tablespoons flour
1/2 cup water
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/3 cup butter


  • Peel and dice apples. Sprinkle sugar on apples; let sugar stand until dissolved. 
  • Add egg and beat.
  • Add flour, soda, cinnamon, nuts, and salt; mix together.
  • Pour into a floured and greased 8-inch square pan.
  • Bake at 350-degrees for 30 to 40 minutes. 
  • Remove from pan and add sauce


  • Combine sugars and flour; add water.
  • Cook together, then add vanilla, butter, and a pinch of salt.
  • Poke holes in cake with a fork while the cake is still warm and pour the sauce over cake. 
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