Sunday, July 11, 2010

Easy-as-Pie Apple Cake

This recipe is as easy as it gets, and it's quite delicious! We're not quite into apple season yet, but the granny smiths (my apple of choice for this recipe) were cheap and I couldn't resist.

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!

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