An Apple Cake Named “1234”

By Muriel Levin | Recipes

Jun 15

The “Insiders” named this one!

Time to share the famous world travelled recipe of an apple cake named  “1234” by the insiders

First of all, this is the recipe that every one asks me for. Whenever I have given that cake as a present, I have been asked for its recipe.  Fortunately I know it by heart.  But I thought to myself, be with it, post it and you won’t have to write it so many times!

I know I am going to get a lot of thanks for this one but I want to be honest and say : this is a recipe that I got from Monique, who got it from Colette, who got it from Rivkie who probably got it from her sister etc , etc…  So I don’t know where it comes from, I only know who gave it to me.   Thank you Monique. ( how many times did I make that cake in your kitchen?)

You see we want to give our friends and families, neighbors and colleagues, a good home made cake that take 2 minutes to make, just like the 1234 cake.  So you think,  1,2, 3 and presto!  But what about the 4?  What is it for?  Take a good look , a vertical one.

My Advice: Before you start, look at the tips below.

  • 1    cup oil   
  • 2    cups sugar
  • 3    cups flour +1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder   
  • 4    eggs

Mix everything in a bowl, (hand or mixer) and add your favorites:

  • a dash of salt, a little bit of lemon juice
  • a taste of cinnamon
  • some real vanilla essence

Then add 3 diced apples or any cut up fruit in season.  Mix again and bake in a tube cake, an angel food cake pan or a bundt pan slightly greased for at least 35 minutes at 365 F

Tip # 100 :  You double, triple or quadruple the recipe.  You gain in clean up time accordingly.

Tip #1 : You could cut down on the sugar, I always do.

Tip #2 : You could bake the dough in cup cakes and freeze them for ready to defrost snacks.

Tip #3 :  You could use Tips 1 and 2 for any cake.

Tip #4 :  You do not eat the cake all  by yourself, this is not a tip, it is absolutely forbidden!

Tip #5 :  While it’s baking, you clean up, have 2 cups of water and  tell your friend to call me.

Enjoy and Bon Appetit!


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MSL - A Name You Trust. I have developed the remarkable ability not only to provide my clients with information but also to help them understand what the information means to each of them in particular. I want to coach them so that they can reach the best decision. Besides, enthusiasm is one of my most powerful qualities and I put it to work into creating success for my clients. Today a team with specialized functions is needed to work most efficiently. My team is made of experts, each in their own field. That is why I have partnered with attorneys, CPAs, decorators, management coordinators and other experts to service my clients at the highest level in every field. The decisions are yours, I am here to help you! ~ Muriel