Apple Cake recipes
It is nearing the peak of apple season here in Michigan. Looking for great apple cake recipes that have either chunks of apples or grated apples in them.
This makes a delicious cake. No icing needed. I listed the walnuts as optional, but I always add them.
Fresh Apple Cake
1 cup (two sticks) unsalted butter, softened
2 cups sugar
3 cups sifted flour (all purpose)
1 1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/8 tsp. nutmeg
2 tsp. vanilla
3 cups peeled, chopped apples
1 cup walnuts, chopped (optional)
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease and lightly flour either a 10-cup tube pan or Bundt pan.
2. Combine butter and sugar in mixer bowl and cream until smooth.
3. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.
4. Sift flour, soda, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg together and add to creamed mixture. Mix on low just until combined. If necessary, finish combining by hand. Do not overmix.
5. Stir in vanilla. Fold in apples and nuts.
6. Pour into prepared pan. Bake approximately one hour or until toothpick inserted comes out clean. Remove from oven and let stand on cooling rack for 15 minutes. If using a tube pan, run knife along sides and remove from pan, keeping cake attached to the bottom until cool. If using a Bundt pan, gently turn onto cake plate.
McIntoshes go to mush very fast but they have a wonderful flavor. Use them for applesauce or apple betty. Granny Smiths are good for:
ROMAN APPLE CAKE: In a bowl put 1 1/2 cups flour, 1/2 cup brown sugar, 1/2 cup white sugar, 1/2 tsp salt, and 2 tsp cinnamon. Rub in 1 stick butter. Take half of this and set aside. Add to the other half 1 beaten egg, 1 tsp soda, and either 1/2 cup sour milk or 1/2 cup sweet milk plus 1 tsp vinegar. Pour the batter into a greased pie pan or 8-inch square pan. On top put 4-6 apples peeled and sliced. Put the reserved crumb mixture on the apples. Dot with butter and sprinkle on some more cinnamon. Bake @ 350 for close to an hour. Good warm. I started baking this cake in 1956 and must have made it at least 500 times. It's reliable.
I don't know where I got this recipe, but it's a delicious and fairly simple loaf made with corn-meal mix and sliced Golden Delicious apples.
Warm Apple-Corn Loaf, Friuli-Style
1 8½-ounce box of Jiffy Corn Muffin Mix
2 large eggs, beaten
1 4-ounce stick of unsalted butter, melted, plus a little extra
¼ cup milk
2 tablespoons sugar
½ teaspoon powdered cinnamon
¼ teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
1 lemon, zested and juiced
2 large Golden Delicious apples, peeled, cored, and cut into 1/8-inch slices
1. Pre-heat oven to 375°.
2. Place the muffin mix in a large mixing bowl. Working with a whisk, slowly blend in the eggs, melted butter, milk, sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, lemon zest and lemon juice. Do not over-blend; it is OK if there are a few lumps. Stop blending when the mixture is fairly smooth.
3. Butter the inside of a 5-inch x 9-inch by 2¾-inch loaf pan. Pour ¼ of the prepared batter into the pan, then cover batter with ¼ of the sliced apples in a thin layer. Repeat this step three more times, ending with a top layer of apples.
4. Place the loaf in the oven and bake for 45 minutes. Remove from oven, let cool for 20 minutes, turn loaf out of loaf pan and serve in slices.
On her last visit, my MIL made a Paula Deen apple cake recipe that was wonderful. She thought she left the recipe here, and I can't find it. We both scoured the internet for it, and can't find it either.
It was unglazed, made in a bundt pan, and had chopped G Smith apples in it, along with walnuts, & coconut, I think! We would love to have it back, does anyone know the recipe I mean?? TIA!
Well, I sent it to my MIL and she says it is NOT the recipe she used. Which doesn't call for juice, and does call for buttering, sugaring & dusting the pan with cinnamon, before adding the batter.
She even emailed Paula Deen's org, and they sent her that same one, but it wasn't the one we had!! We are convinced it was a figment of her imagination! But it was delicious!