While the cable/internet technician was doing his thing last Saturday I made myself scarce by perusing some of my cookbooks. I stumbled upon the recipe for apple cake from the Better Homes and Garden cookbook which was a gift from my mother-in-law. The instruction is easy enough and I don’t have to make frosting so I thought, why not? It would be a great after dinner dessert with coffee and the leftovers would be for breakfast, with coffee as well.
The recipe called for finely shredded lemon peel and apple sauce but I was lazy to shred lemon peel and don’t have applesauce so I skipped those ingredients. No biggie coz I didn’t miss the lemon and extra apple flavors. Just to make sure I’m doing it right, I checked online for similar recipes and found one from Big Bold Beautiful Food Blog which doesn’t call for lemon peel and applesauce.
- 2 eggs, beaten
- 3 cups of all-purpose flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp ground allspice
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 cup packed brown sugar
- 1 cup cooking oil
- 1 tbsp vanilla
- 3 cups apple, peeled and chopped (large 4 apples)
- Grease and lightly flour a baking pan. Set it aside.
- In a bowl, stir together flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, allspice, and salt. Set the bowl aside. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
- In another bowl, combine eggs, granulated sugar, brown sugar, oil, vanilla, and chopped apples. Mix everything together until well combined.
- Fold in the apple mixture into the flour mixture until combined. The batter would be thick. Pour the whole thing into the prepared baking pan. Bake it in the oven for an hour. Test doneness with a toothpick. If it comes out clean the apple cake is definitely done.
- Cool on a wire rack. It’s good to serve it slightly warm with a cup of coffee, or tea, or hot chocolate.