I've been trying to locate a recipe for an apple cake that my grandmother used to make (Yeah, I know, the fabled grandma recipe. Very cliched...)
Here's the thing, pretty much all apple cakes recipes I've found are white or cream colored. This particular apple cake was decidedly brown in color (Like dark brown sugar).
I'm sure that the exact recipe is not around, but at least I'm trying to find a starting point, so I can experiment a bit to see if I can get it right.
This is what I know / remember
Look and feel:
It was a *very* dense cake, with a crumbly texture similar to a muffin. It was moist, and as I mentioned a rich brown color. She used to make it in a loaf pan.
Apples: (I remember she shredded the apples to make it)
Vegetable oil (I remember my mother complaining that she used way too much, but then again that's probably why it was so moist)
Some extra info, she was Jewish originally from Poland/Warsaw with Yiddish influences, if this helps narrow down the possible sources for this recipe.
I'd be very grateful for any leads on pointers on a cake like this!