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Mama Jakes? Apple Cake

Recipe of Dovie Ann Edwards Jakes

1 1/2 cups dried apples

1 1/2 cups sugar

1 stick (1/2 cup) butter

2 whole eggs

1 lb. box, seedless raisins

1 lb.crystallized cherries

1 teaspoon nutmeg

1 teaspoon allspice

3/4 teaspoon ginger

Cream butter and sugar; add apples and sugar, thoroughly mixing Mix nuts, raisins, cherries and add to butter, sugar, apples and eggs and mix well. Add allspice, nutmeg, cinnamon, and ginger. After all is thoroughly mixed add enough self-rising flour to make a nice cake batter. Don't use any milk or water. Adding a few black walnut kernels will give you a delicious flavor. Bake in oven temperature 250 degrees for about 3 hours or until cooked through. Use a tube pan. 

Dovie Ann Edwards Jakes

Andrew Dillahunty Edwards, father of Dovie Ann Edwards, was a contractor who built beautiful homes in the Hayes Street area of Nashville, and built a Presbyterian Church in downtown Nashville. He moved to Rutherford County, c1870, where his daughter met John Mitchell Jakes. John Jakes had come to the home of Andrew Edwards on business and when he saw Dovie Ann Edwards he thought she was the prettiest thing he had ever seen, and she would be his if he could get her. They were married, and theirs was a love story throughout their lives. The Edwards family are direct heirs to the dispute d Edwards forune on Manhatten island comprising Wall Street and other notable landmarks. Recently, leases that had not surfaced for 120 years were found. The immigrant ancestor, Thomas Edwards, Sr. arrived in New York City between 1740 and 1750. He purc hased land, and the Crown of England recognizing his services render the English Government during the French and Indian Wars, gave him absolute title to the land.

Submitted by: Dovie Leona Osborne Beams
Granddaughter of Dovie Ann Edwards Jakes

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