Friday, March 25, 2011

Recipe: Happy Apple Cake Time!

With thanks to and all the wonderful comments over there, I made this apple cake recently and it was considered a winner!
Tasty, moist, super-chock full of apples and delicious. Aside from chopping and coring all the apples it isn't a hard cake to make either. And, it looked lovely when it was done. This would be a lovely cake to take with you to someone's house for dessert.

German Apple Cake
2 eggs
3/4 cup vegetable oil
1 cup white sugar
3 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 tsp Nutmeg
1/4 tsp Allspice
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
4-5 cups apples - peeled, cored and diced

1) Preheat oven to 350 F.
2) Grease and flour baking dish. I used a bundt pan- but a square cake dish will work too.
For a great tasting cake, instead of flouring the pan, create a small dish of cinnamon and sugar and sprinkle that around the edges of the pan. It works like the flour, and the cake won't stick, but it gives a nice touch of cinnamon and caramelized sugar on the outside of the cake.

3) Cream the eggs and oil together until well mixed and creamy. Add the sugar and vanilla and continue to beat well.

4) Combine the dry ingredients and sift. Slowly add the dry ingredients to the egg and sugar mixture until well combined. This will be a VERY thick batter. Fold in the apple until well mixed.

5) Spoon the batter into your prepared pan and bake at 350F for 50-55 minutes, or until the cake is done.

6) Once the cake is cool you can serve as is, make a salty caramel sauce for it, use a cream cheese frosting or, use a light dusting of icing sugar.
This cake recipe isn't all that sweet, which means you can go all out for the toppings and not worry about sweetness!

Enjoy! :)

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