apple cake

This morning I was perusing my google reader feed and came across a recipe for apple bread on Kitchen Parade. I had the ingredients necessary so decided to try the recipe.

The recipe called for Granny Smith apples. I didn’t have those on hand, but did have Galas, so I used them instead.

Gala apples

I mixed the wet ingredients, the dry ingredients, and chopped the apples (left the peel on). The only change I made to the recipe, other than the type of apple (and leaving on the peel), was to add some freshly grated nutmeg with the cinnamon. Freshly grated is a whole ‘nother animal from ground nutmeg. Not the same at all. FYI, I also like to add freshly grated nutmeg to fresh peach pie…oh, yum!

ready to mix together

I mixed the dry into the wet, added the apples and stirred, and poured it into a pie plate sprayed with cooking spray. I would have used my dark red pie plate for this if anyone had been home to fetch it down for me. But this one was already on the counter and I don’t climb up to fetch pie plates (or anything else for that matter), so this one was elected by default.

apple cake batter

The topping was an easy mix with this favorite kitchen tool. The recipe called for mixing by hand, but I don’t like the feeling of buttery stuff under my fingernails. 😛

crumb topping

Ready for the oven.

cake topping

Smelled so good while baking! The recipe calls for 30 minutes at 400*. My oven runs a bit hot, and I should have taken it out at about 27 minutes for a lighter top, but it didn’t affect the flavor adversely.

apple cake

Had to taste test it, didn’t I??…

yummy apple cake

Delish! DD had a slice for an after school snack and pronounced it “very good!” 🙂

have your slice of cake and eat it, too

I think I will make it again and try a few other changes…I want to try a T. of veggie oil, and 3 T. of apple butter (or applesauce) instead of the 4 T. of butter in the batter. Maybe I’ll add a tablespoon of milled flax. And I think I’ll try it with 1/4 c. of brown sugar and 1/4 c. of honey instead of 1/2 c. of white sugar…the honey might add a nice flavor.

I’ll let you know… ~~Rhonda 🙂


  1. Posted September 26, 2008 at 8:51 am | Permalink


    It really makes you “believe” fall is here when you start smelling all that apple yumminess coming from the oven!

  2. Posted September 26, 2008 at 5:39 pm | Permalink

    So glad you liked the cake! Love your ideas for modifications, the sincerest form of flattery in the recipe world!

  3. Posted September 27, 2008 at 1:51 am | Permalink

    What a nice idea to serve this in a pie plate! I’ve always used a loose-bottomed springform, and then transferred the cake onto a cake plate – but it seems to work well this way, too.
    Glad to hear you enjoyed it – it’s been my favourite apple cake for 20 years now!
    Greetings from Estonia!

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