We had a great time this week on our trip to Apple Hill. We brought back lots of fresh apples and cider. This week we are making a Fresh Apple Cake from the apples we picked.
2 cups sugar
1 cup oil
2 teaspoons vanilla
4 cups chopped, unpeeled apples (about 5 medium apples)
3 cups flour
2 teaspoons cinnamon
2 teaspoons baking soda
3/4 teaspoons salt
1 cup chopped walnuts or pecans
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. In a large mixing bowl, add 2 eggs
Add 2 cups of sugar and 1 cup of oil
and 2 teaspoons of vanilla
Mix all these ingredients together with an electric mixer
Now we need to prepare the apples. First cut the apple in half.
Cut each half into quarters to the side of the core. Lay the apple on its side and cut out the core.
Now make thin slices.
Stack the slices and cut in the other direction to make cubes.
Add the apples to the cake batter and mix in.
Place the dry ingredients in a sifter; 3 cups flour, 2 teaspoons cinnamon, 2 teaspoons baking soda and 3/4 teaspoon salt.
Sift these ingredients into the cake batter.
Add the nuts and mix all ingredients together well.
Spray a 10×12 baking pan with cooking spray.
Add the batter and spread all over the pan. The cake batter will be very thick.
Place in a 350 degree oven and bake 40 minutes.
This cake has a yummy cream cheese frosting, here are the ingredients:
1 cube unsalted butter, softened
6 ounces of cream cheese, softened
2 cups powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
zest from 1 orange
Place all ingredients in a bowl. Use a microplane or grater to add orange zest. Mix all together well.
After the cake has cooled, place frosting on the cake and spread to cover entire cake.
Here’s Megan with the finished cake!