Monday, November 26, 2007

Baking day ...

A few weeks ago Katherine posted a recipe for a fresh apple cake and I was eager to give it a try. I don't know what made me think it was a loaf... back to basics : read the whole recipe first. Probably it was just me...and the fact that I like loaves...prefer them actually, unless it is carrot cake. But this is a large cake. 9 X 13 large as a matter fact. Here is a little slice for you. I absolutely could not make myself use the 2 cups of sugar it called for.... .. I opted for only 1, and it was still plenty. I also added a few more spices.... quite yummy. Tx Katherine.

It was a baking day.... apple cake.... some banana choc-chip muffins for the freezer....

and then... pizza.

Fresh Apple Cake
4 cups finely chopped, peeled apples
2 cups sugar
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 beaten eggs
2 tsp. vanilla
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 tsp. baking powder
2 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp. salt
½ tsp. baking soda
1 cup chopped walnuts (optional)

Butter (or spray) a 13x9x2 inch baking pan.
Combine apples and sugar. Add oil, eggs, and vanilla. Combine flour, baking powder, cinnamon, salt, and soda. Add to apple mixture; stir until just combined. Stir in nuts. Pour into prepared pan. Bakeat 350 degrees for 35 minutes.
Cool completely in pan. This cake is very moist!


Cakespy said...

Wow...I wish I could have been there for baking day! What a cute header for your blog too!

kari and kijsa said...

Okay...seriously....we had to stop in and tell you how truly fabulous you always have the best ideas on our blog.

Just wanted you to know that someone truly thinks you are wonderful!

Have a very blessed day!

smiles, kari and kijsa

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

I'm happy to hear you liked the apple cake! Also glad to hear it can be made with less sugar.

Thanks for the tip about freezing the tomato paste too!


Yellow Rose Arbor said...

P.S. - I used Granny Smith green apples, maybe that's why it was called for more sugar. Did you use red or green apples?


BumbleVee said...

Hey ladies ...tx for stopping in.

That would be have a baking day with a bunch of people who enjoy it wouldn't it?

just tossing in my suggestions at your house kari & kijsa....always up for giving ....

Katherine...I am thinking you may want to use more sugar with the Grannies.... but taste it as you go...just in was very tasty!