Monday, October 3, 2011

Let Em' Eat Cake: Fresh Apple Cake

My grandparents have an apple tree in their yard that produces the best apples.

I picked 5 gallons of these apples last year and canned apple butter. Unfortunately the electricity went out while I was still cooking and I had to finish that project by flashlight. I think it scarred me a little as I haven't had a desire to can anything since.

This time I just picked enough to make a fresh apple cake. I looked up my recipe, the one I copied from my grandmothers' "older than I am" cookbook, and prepared to bake. I started by peeling, coring, and chopping my apples. You might remember from my earlier post that I am peeling challenged? Well just in case you're wondering, a potato peeler works just as good on apples. Don't judge!

I followed the instructions of the recipe and was a little concerned when the batter seemed a bit dry, but after adding the apples it became the perfect batter consistency so all was well. The recipe says to bake in a loaf pan at 300 degrees, but I find it does better in a bundt pan at 325 degrees.

I entertained myself with sitcom reruns and Internet window shopping for the next hour. I suppose I could have been doing something more constructive, like laundry, but I decided to pace myself. No reason to work myself into a frenzy by cooking and cleaning at the same time, after all it was still technically the weekend.

After the cake had cooled, and after I had eaten a piece (strictly for quality control purposes of course), I covered it and went on to bed. The next morning I let the Girls have fresh apple cake and milk for breakfast. I figured that was just as healthy as a pop tart but this way I get points for "world's best mommy".

Fresh Apple Cake
1 cup cooking oil
2 cups sugar
2 eggs, beaten
3 cups all purpose flour
3 cups fresh apples, chopped
1 tsp soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon
2 tsp vanilla

Combine oil and sugar.  Add eggs, sift dry ingredients into mixture.  Add vanilla and apples.  Bake in loaf pan at 300 degrees for 55 minutes, or until toothpick comes out clean.


  1. What's a girl gotta do to get some of that cake? :)

  2. I guess if a girl were to show up at my house next weekend I might feed her cake. :)

  3. Yum! My mom has a recipe that sounds pretty much the same and it is so yummy!
    And I, too, have a problem with peeling with a knife so don't feel bad. If someone were to give me a knife to use, they better be ready to take me to the emergency room for a chopped off finger! HA!

  4. Thanks girls! I haven't had any compalints. :)