Thursday, October 21, 2010

Old Fashioned Apple Cake

Old Fashioned Apple Cake
From The Comfort of Apples: Modern Recipes for an Old-Fashioned Favorite

Printable Recipe

Prep time: 5 minutes
Baking Time:
60 minutes or (in my case a bit longer)

Makes 1 large slab cake


1 1/3 cup vegetable oil
2 cups granulated sugar
2 eggs
3 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon
¼ tsp nutmeg
1 tsp vanilla
3 tart apples, peeled, cored & small diced

1. Preheat the oven to 350°F/180°C grease a 9x13” baking pan. Line with waxed or parchment paper and grease the paper.

2. In a large mixing bowl, beat the oil, sugar and eggs together until well blended. In a smaller bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg and vanilla. Add to the egg/sugar mixture and beat for 2 minutes at medium speed. The dough will be very thick.

3. Remove the bowl from the mixer and fold in the apples. Pour the cake batter into the prepared baking dish , smoothing the top to make it even across. Bake for 25 minutes and reduce the heat to 300°F/150°C. Continue to bake for another 35-40 minutes. Cake is done when a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. (Ruth’s note: at this point, the cake was definitely not cooked through, so I increased the heat back to 350°F/180°C and continued to bake for another 10-15 minutes. The top was golden, and the toothpick clean.)

4. Remove the cake from the oven and set aside on a cake rack to cool for 5 minutes. Carefully turn the cake out of the pan and remove the paper. (Ruth’s note: I use either another cake rack if it covers the entire top of the cake or a large cutting board to invert the cake.) Instantly flip the cake back, right side up.

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