It has been dark and rainy here for what seems like weeks… I know that it is still better than -30 and snow but after a while the grey really gets to me.
I decided to cheer myself up with a pretty little dessert.
This Apple Cake was the perfect thing. It is tender and dense in the centre and nice and crisp on the outside.
It is so easy to whip together and it tastes so very good! It really did brighten my mood!
What you need,
2 cups granulated sugar
1 cup vegetable oil
3 large eggs
2 tsp. vanilla extract
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking powder
3 cups apple, peeled and diced
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Spray a Bundt pan liberally with non-stick spray and set aside.
In a large bowl, whisk together the sugar and oil. Whisk in the eggs one at time. Stir in the vanilla.
Add the flour, salt and baking powder. Stir until fully combined.
Gently fold in the apples.
Transfer the batter to the prepared pan and smooth the top with a spatula.
Bake for 50-60 minutes or until the cake is golden brown and a tooth pick comes out clean.
Let the cake cool in the pan for 10 minutes. Then run a knife around the edges of the cake and tip onto a wire rack to cool completely.
Dust with powdered sugar just before serving.
This cake is so simple but so delicious! It is great on its own but it is even better with a scoop of vanilla ice cream!
I am not used to having an apple dessert that doesn't have cinnamon in it. This was a nice change, but a teaspoon or so of ground cinnamon added to the batter sure wouldn't hurt.
What a great way to use up those apples and to brighten a dark day.
Recipe from Taste of Home Magazine