My coworker gifted me a bag of green apples, with the condition that I bring something back that tasted delicious. The result was an apple cake made with apples two ways. This cake is sweet, but not overly so, which makes it great for a dessert or brunch. This cake mostly made me excited for all the fall baking I can do once it gets cooler out.
RECIPE: Apple Cake
Makes 2 Round Cakes
2 Round Cake Pans
Kitchen Aid Mixer
Oven heated to 375 degrees
2 Cups Sugar
1 Cup Margarine
2 Cups Flour
2 t Baking Powder
1 t Allspice
1 t Cloves
2 t Cinnamon
1) Put a 1/4 cup margarine into a cast iron.
2) Nicely slice two of the apples and place them into the cast iron pan.
3) Chop the other five apples and put into the kitchen aid mixing bowl.
4) Add a cup and a half of sugar to the mixing bowl and a 1/2 cup to the cast iron pan.
5) Sprinkle vanilla over the apples in the cast iron pan. Cook on low and stir to ensure even coating and cooking.
6) Add 3/4 cups of margarine and 2 eggs to the kitchen aid mixer bowl. Mix on low.
7) Add flour, baking powder, and spices to the mixing bowl, beat until a batter is formed.
8) Grease baking dishes and lay the vanilla apples on the bottom of the pans.
9) Pour batter into the pans and bake for 30 minutes. I probably should have sliced more apples to make the top prettier, but I like the rustic effect it has. My coworkers and neighbors were very impressed with the cake.