Aunt Lydia's Apple Cake

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This recipe was originated by my aunt about 60 years ago. It can be served for a breakfast treat or for dinner with a scoop of ice cream. It took many years before she released this absolutely delicious cake recipe.

INGREDIENTS (for 2 servings):


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  • Sift flour and salt together into a medium bowl. Cut in butter as for pie crust to pea sized pieces. Set aside.
  • Put warm water and 1 teaspoon sugar in a large bowl. Add yeast. Let dissolve. Add slightly beaten egg yolks to yeast mixture.
  • Add flour mixture and gently mix until mixture forms a ball. Divide in half. Use one-half for bottom and one-half for top crust. Roll out one crust to fit a 9x13 inch ungreased pan. Sprinkle tapioca over dough.
  • Fill with sliced apples, piled high. Sprinkle with mixture of 3/4 cup sugar and 1 teaspoon cinnamon.
  • Roll top crust to fit pan. Put top over apples, seal in around pan, tucking top under (do not flute). Do not prick.
  • Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 45 minutes. While still slightly warm, frost with butter frosting.