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    For reasons that elude me, cakes are reputed to require long hours in the kitchen, when anyone who actually makes cakes knows that cookies are the true time suck. Cookies require measuring out portions and multiple batches. Cakes get mixed up and go into the oven all at once. The most complaisant ones even cool in their pans and require no icing. All of which is why if you look back in the Times archives at recipes from thirty or more years ago, when most people cooked every day, there were many more cake recipes. Cake was a staple you whipped up every couple of days, after the previous one had vanished into crumbs. Teddie's apple cake is a typical standby of the period. None of the ingredients are difficult to find—most are probably already in your pantry. Based on oil rather than butter, the cake has a light, airy crumb that's delicious while it lasts, with walnuts, raisins, and slivers of apple threaded through the cinnamon-scented cake. There is no icing, and no need for it. When I asked readers for their favorite recipes from the Times, this one was near the top, with thirty-seven votes. Like many of the most recommended recipes, it shares three qualities: ease, good flavor, and someone's name in its title. Unfortunately, I still have no idea who Teddie is.

    Ingredients

    • 3 cups all-purpose flour
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 1 teaspoon baking soda
    • 1 1/2 cups peanut, vegetable, or corn oil
    • 2 cups sugar
    • 3 large eggs
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 3 cups peeled, cored, and thickly sliced apples
    • 1 cup chopped walnuts
    • 1 cup raisins
    • Vanilla ice cream for serving (optional)

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    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 8
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 834 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 52 g 79.66%
    • Saturated Fat: 7 g 33.04%
    • Trans Fat: 0 g %
    • Cholesterol: 0 mg 0%
    • Sodium: 454 mg 18.93%
    • Calcium: 32 mg 3.21%
    • Potassium: 326 mg 9.32%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 3 mg 17.98%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 94 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 4 g 16.1%
    • Sugar: 55 g
    • Protein: 9 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 5 g
    • Vitamin A 0.46%
    • Vitamin C 3.21%
    • Vitamin D 0%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat10
    • Exchange - Fruit1
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs2
    • Exchange - Starch2
    • Exchange - Vegetables0
    • Exchange - Lean Meat1
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total3 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total0 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit1 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy0 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total1 oz-eq

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