Wednesday, October 14, 2009

APPLE CAKE

Man! I love Fall! Don't you? I love the colors - the deep orange hues, the red, the gold, green, I love it all. The crisp Fall air. Warm, comfy sweaters. Fleece blankets. Fuzzy socks. Hot chocolate. I love the smells of Fall. Baking. Pumpkins. Apple orchards. Apple cider. Apple pie, apple crisp, Apple cake!! haha My daughter has been asking for this for a few weeks now. I finally surprised her with it tonight. If you like apple desserts, this one won't disappoint! Don't let the stiff, cookie dough like, batter scare you. The chopped apples. once they bake, provide just the right amount of needed moisture in the cake. This is soooo good with a hot cup of coffee on a chilly, Fall day! It's SO moist and the sugar creates a yummy, crispy top.

APPLE CAKE

2 cups sugar
1 stick butter, softened
2 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla
4 cups raw apples, chopped
2 cups flour
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. nutmeg
optional: 1/2 cup chopped nuts

Preheat oven to 375.
Cream butter with sugar, add eggs and vanilla and mix well. In separate bowl combine flour, salt, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon and nutmeg. Stir or sift to combine. Add to creamed mixture and beat with mixer until well combined. Don't be afraid of the stiff, cookie dough like batter, the apples will cook up and provide enough moisture in the cake. Use a good heavy wooden spoon and fold apples evenly into batter. Spray a 9 x 13 baking pan with cooking spray and spread batter evenly into pan. Bake for 45 - 50 min at 375. Remove from oven and serve warm with desired garnish.
I sprinkle with powdered sugar. You could serve it with a dollop of whipped cream.

6 comments:

Beansieleigh said...

Good Morning!.. which I hope will be better when the heating man gets here! We have had no heat for two days, and hopefully that will not be a problem, by this afternoon!.. So it sounds like the PERFECT time to run my oven and try this delicious-looking recipe! Thank you for sharing it. Dear Son will be delighted when he comes home from school and sees it! ~tina

Grammy Blick said...

Perfect!! We're having friends over Saturday -- they've opted out of the TV world, but their grandson is a quarterback and playing this weekend, so I'm fixing dinner after the game shows. This will be the perfect fall dessert. It ought to smell de-luscious. Hope we can keep our thoughts on the game instead of what's baking in the kitchen.

Grammy Blick said...

Well, its in the oven. Hmmm, I'm almost certain I have more apples than cake. The smell is delicious!

Grammy Blick said...

Rave reviews!!! You can delete my earlier comment and just tell everyone that the Apple Cake was a huge success. Thank you!

The Herd said...

I just came to visit again...added you to my blog list---so happy for some great ideas from your blog!

Our Family said...

This looks so yummy Starr! This blog is a really cool idea.