grandma’s graham cracker apple cake

graham cracker apple cake 2

I’ve raided Grandma Blanche’s recipe box again for a sweet treat! Last time it was the pumpkin cake with caramel frosting, this time it’s Graham Cracker Apple Cake! This cake was super easy to make, smelled delicious and we really enjoyed it. Let’s get started!

(I’ve typed out the ingredients & instructions below in case you can’t read Grandma’s handwriting)

apple cake ingredients apple cake directions

48 individual bite size graham crackers (12 sleeves), finely crushed
3T butter
1/3c sugar
2 eggs, separated
1t vanilla
2 1/2t baking powder
1/8t salt
1/2c milk
2c chopped apples

1. cream shortening and sugar
2. add egg yolks & vanilla, beat well
3. combine graham cracker crumbs, baking powder and salt – add to creamed mixture with milk
4. beat egg whites, fold into mixture
5. spread 1/2 of mixture into a greased 8in cake pan. cover with 1c apples. spread the rest of the graham cracker mix on top of apples. top with the rest of apples.
6. pour 2T of melted butter, 1T sugar & 1/4t cinnamon over the top of the apples
Bake at 350 for 45 minutes

Enjoy it with a cup of tea or coffee (or a scoop of vanilla ice cream!).

graham cracker apple cake


  • Sandy

    You translated her recipe from 48 bite sized graham crackers to 12 sleeves? Wouldn’t it be better to state the crushed graham crackers in cups? Just a suggestion.

    • Amy Cornwell

      Thank you for your suggestion Sandy. How do you know how many to buy if it’s stated in cups? I would have no idea how many sleeves 1c (or however much) was. I know I’m not a standard recipe blogger, I’m just sharing some of grandma’s old recipes (well, 3 years ago I was). I hope you enjoy the recipe!

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