It was a quiet Thursday afternoon, after a busy morning, before another busy activity starting again and before we join the Maundy Thursday Service in Church, I decided to bake this simple cake. This cake is mixed and baked in just 3 simple steps, which made my afternoon truly sweet. This baking time was like a 'pit stop' from my 'fast' life.
I enjoyed a *big*slice of it after picking up my children from school with a cup of coffee *oooh yummy!*, another slice just before I left home to go to Church and the third one after coming back home from Church.
It is a delicious cake with simple flavour.
Source : Everyday Food, April 2010
This recipe makes great muffins, as well. Simply reduce the baking time to 15 minutes.
1/2 cup vegetable oil, plus more for cake pan
3 large apples, peeled, cored, quartered, and cut into chunks
1/2 cup light-brown sugar
2 large eggs
1 1/2 cup light-brown sugar
2 large eggs
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
3/4 tsp coarse salt
1/2 tsp baking powder
3/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
confectioners' sugar (optional) for serving
1. MASH. Preheat oven to 350F. Lightly oil an 8-inch round cake pan. In a medium saucepan bring apples and 1/4 cup water to simmering over high. Cover, redure heat to medium, and cook until apples are very tender, 12 minutes. Mash apple with a whisk, stirring to dry mixture slightly, 2 minutes. Remove from heat.
2. MIX. Whisk brown sugar into apples, then oil. Whisk in eggs, the flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
3. BAKE. Transfer batter to pan and bake until golden brown and a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean, 30 to 35 minutes. Let cool in pan on a wire rack 20 minutes. Invert and let cake cool on rack. To serve, dust top with confectioners' sugar if desired.