Plug's Apple Hand Cake
90 mins (prep 30, cooking 60)
10 ingredients
12 servings
Plug was my Mom's nickname, acquired as a child when an uncle told her she was uglier than a plug nickle (nice uncle, huh?). When she passed away in 1991 at the age of 83, most of her 24 grandchildren referred to her as Plug Cooper. Plug was a country cook who never owned measuring spoons and rarely used measuring cups; truly a Rachael Ray type personality who used a handful of this, a pinch of that & cooked things till they "smelled done". As the youngest of her 10 children, I was lucky to have one-on-one time with her & gather enough knowledge to preserve her recipes. And it was no easy task since my hands are half the size her's were! On to the cake - I've tried lots of apple cake recipes and still consider this one the benchmark. We called it "hand cake" since it was never iced & easy to grab & run.

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Serving Size (80.6 g)
Servings 12
Amount per Serving
Calories 337.95 Calories from Fat 94.05
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10.45g 192.88%
Saturated Fat 0.86g 51.63%
Trans Fat 0.25g %
Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%
Sodium 213.35mg 106.68%
Total Carbohydrate 61.78g 247.1%
Dietary Fiber 2.94 g 141.34%
Sugars 39.47 g %
Protein 2.9g 69.71%
Vitamin A 2.53IU% Vitamin C 0.54mg%
Calcium 12.29mg% Iron 1.02mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
tart apples, pecan pieces