Sunday, December 20, 2009

Fresh Apple Cake


















This recipe I found at My Kitchen to Yours had me at cake for breakfast - what could be better than that. 

 Ingredients:

Cake:
  • 3 cups apple - diced
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 3 cups flour
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 1/2 tsp. vanilla
  • 4 eggs
  • Non-stick coating spray
 Glaze:
  • 1 can vanilla frosting
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 4 TBSP milk
 Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

The original recipe called for peeling and dicing the apples, I chose not to peel mine.  I used an apple corer then diced into small bite sized pieces.  I ended up using 4 medium apples to get 3 cups.














Add the 2 TBSP of sugar to the diced apples.

Add 2 tsp. of cinnamon

Toss the apples, sugar and cinnamon together until well coated.
 

In a separate large mixing bowl measure out 3 cups of flour.



Add 3 tsp. baking powder to the flour.















Add 1/2 tsp salt to flour and baking powder.















In a separate mixing bowl, add 1 cup sugar.














Add 1/2 cup brown sugar to the white sugar.

 Slowly add the 1 cup of oil (I used canola oil) and mix together until completely blended. 
 
Add the vanilla to the mixture


 Add the eggs, one at a time, blending throughly.


Add the 2 1/2 tsp. of vanilla to the sugar and eggs.















Add the sugar mixture to the flour mixture slowly and mix together until completely blended.














Add the apple mixture to the flour and sugar mixture and mix together until well mixed.

 The original recipe called for using a bundt pan.  I don't have one so I used a flan pan and a baking dish.  Coat the pans with a non-stick cooking spray.


Pour the batter into the pans.


















As I used two smaller pans instead of a bundt pan, I only baked the cakes for 25 minutes.  For a bundt pan the recipe indicates 55 minutes.  Bake until the cake springs up in the center when touched, or use a toothpick and it is done when the pick comes out clean.














To make the glaze, mix the frosting, cinnamon and milk in a bowl and drizzle over the top of the cake(s).

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