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Raw Apple Cake and a story about Supper Mom!

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I am Supper Mom!


There she is now!
After a long day working hard,
She comes in the door ready to go, she is:
Supper Mom!

Faster than the blink of an eye,
Tastier than a take out meal,
Healthier than Casserole in a box,

Yes Supper Mom does it all,
with generous love for her family!

Supper Mom, cooking supper in kitchens,
all across America!

I wrote about this wonderful gift from my son before, but only in passing, then I came across it while opening all the boxes when we moved to this house. She had always been in my kitchen, since her creation, and I was happy to find her again. 

My son did not know it at the time, but when he gave me that first Mother's Day card from grade school, he set the stage for Supper Mom. He intended to say, “To a super mom” but what his little fingers typed was “To a supper mom” and Supper Mom was born. I have several hand made cards from those early years and I think most of them say “to a supper mom”, what great memories they hold.

Looking at my son and my daughter there is so much of my folks present. The each carry traits that are clearly from their grandparents. It warms my heart the way generations before us, are still with us now, in the new generation. To me this is amazing and comforting at the same time. I am sure you see it in your own family too.

Mom and Dad in 1951

Mom spotted Dad the first time when he stopped for lunch at the little cafe where she worked. It was Friday the 13th, apparently her lucky day, as they married 10 days later on June 23, 1951. I enjoy the story of how they met and a family was started.

I've told it often and it never ceases to inspire comments. Some folks say how impulsive they must have been. Others have remarked, how lucky they must have been. But I think it was about being brave. Brave enough  to trust in each other. Today I made Mom's favorite apple cake, enjoyed by all.

Raw Apple Cake, a family favorite.
Raw Apple Cake

Mary's favorite, Raw Apple Cake
Recipe source unknown, but thanked countless times
350 degree oven 

4 c peeled and diced apples - about 5 medium

2 eggs
1 c sugar
2 t vanilla
1/2 c oil 


2 c flour
2 t soda
1 t salt
2 t cinnamon


3 T sugar
1 t cinnamon 

Start with the apples, wash, rinse, peel and dice. 







I never found it a problem to use more than the listed 4 cups of diced apples. I have never been able to pick out a perfect number of apples that give exactly 4 cups of diced fruit! Once an apple is cut, the whole apple is used. 


In a large bowl, beat eggs, beat in sugar, oil and vanilla. Fold in diced apples. Let sit 5 - 10 minutes or until apples "juice" slightly.





In a medium size bowl, combine flour, soda, salt and the 2 t cinnamon, whisk to combine. 


Stir into the apple mixture, mixing until no dry pockets of flour remain. 





Turn batter into a 9X13 prepared baking pan. Spread batter evenly, working into corners of the pan. Stir together remaining sugar and cinnamon, sprinkle evenly over batter.


Bake 50 - 60 minutes, or until tests done in your oven. 


This cake is perfect warm out of the oven with a bit of vanilla ice cream. It keeps well, re-heats well and is delicious through the very last piece enjoyed! I would think that it would freeze well, but there is never any left!


Serves 16-20.

Enjoy!


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20 comments

  1. What a lovely post! Your son is certainly a sweet boy and I know how special receiving any gifts from our children. Your parents are indeed really brave and romantic, getting married just days after knowing each other! I guess, when you met your true love, your heart will lead you to the right decision!

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  2. Melly? Why? WhY do you do this to me???? i have a lot to do tonight and here i am in tears! ACK! you make my heart sing with your stories! My parents met in a cloak room at a party in brooklyn and walked down the aisle less than 3 months later--when you know, you know! I hate to do it, no I dont, I love to do it, sharing this with EVERYONE and also on the thoughts on friday link love at a moderate life because I think we ALL have a little bit of supper mom in us! HUGE hugs! Alex@amoderatelife

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  3. I love your apple cake "supper mom" and I love the long legs and the yellow hair and red lipstick on your look alike :) See its all about love all over again ...right from finding the gift of your son to remembering how your dad fell in love with your mom and your love for your mom's recipe...Love's in the air I guess!
    Love-ly post :)

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  4. Yum! Love it when the fruit outweighs the cake :) Supper mom - how adorable!

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  5. Nice story, nice recipe and nice photos. The cake looks easy enough for me to try. Thanks.

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  6. A very sweet post and isn't it wonderful that our children think we are heroes? I just made a fresh apple cake, but I have to say I think I would have prefered your Mom's recipe.

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  7. You know I will be singing "I.AM.SUPPER.MOM.NANANANANANANA
    All day long (from the movie iron man) My parents met and married in 3 months and at the time my mom was engaged to another guy - my dad was persistant!
    I love how appley this cake is - I love apple anything!
    thanks for sharing the great story suppermom with us at Hearth and Soul Hop.

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  8. I loved this post! What a lovely gift to recieve from your son! Thanks for sharing your parents story. The only thing my husband and I regret about our courtship is that we didn't get married sooner. We were absolutely, without a doubt certain within 2 months, but we waited a year - which our family still thought was too soon and that was 22 years ago!

    The Raw Cake looks delicious!

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  9. So cute, I love that you are supper mom! And you have an incredibly sweet sweet son. Just like your sweet apple cake! It looks delicious.

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  10. Melynda - I'm really starting to look forward to your posts. I can read recipes just about any old place, but what I love the most is always the story behind a dish, and you always serve up a good one. Thank you so much for sharing with the Hearth and Soul hop.

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  11. I love the "supper mom" card. And the cake looks delicous!. Bet it smells good baking too!

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  12. I love fresh apple cake, it is perfect for this time of the year. This reminds me that I need to make one.
    Thank you for sharing.

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  13. I love the pictures! This looks so good!

    Love the story too!! So nice! Thanks!

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  14. What a wonderful post - thank you for sharing your beautiful stories with us, and what a great cake as well.
    Sue :-)

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  15. nice post and the apple cake looks good!

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  16. You have a talent for writing memories...I really enjoy reading your posts! Beautiful, old-time well-loved recipe...it's perfect :) Thanks for sharing it with the hearth and soul hop this week...

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  17. Thank you everyone for stopping by. I am touched by all the wonderful comments!

    Family, baking and sharing seem to be my usual "story line" and I am so happy to be able to share it with a great group.

    Melynda @ Mom's Sunday Cafe

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