The recipe came from my mom who got it from someone named Donna — and that's all the information I have about its origins. I did, however, come up with the name all by myself...I'm just sayin. This cake is a tasty treat to follow a meal (maybe with a cup of tea or coffee). And this morning at work, I passed it off as breakfast food — so it's versatile too!
Easy-As-Pie Apple Cake Recipe
3 1/2 cups granny smith apples, peeled and chopped (about 2-3 large apples)
1 cup nuts, chopped (I used walnuts)
2 eggs, beaten
2 cups sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
1 tsp. cinnamon
2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
1/4 cup wheat germ
3/4 cup canola oil
2 1/2 cups flour
Extra cinnamon and sugar to sprinkle on top
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees, and butter and flour a 9x13 baking pan.
- Mix together all ingredients except flour. Then add flour and combine. Batter will be very stiff/chunky.
- Spread batter evenly in baking pan.
- Bake for 45-55 minutes until toothpick/cake tester inserted in the middle comes out clean. As soon as you take it out of the oven, generously sprinkle with cinnamon sugar (2 parts sugar to 1 part cinnamon — I usually use two tablespoons of sugar to 1 tablespoon cinnamon). Let it cool, and then dig in!