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A long time ago I was given a recipe for a fresh apple cake. It had diced apples, a LOT of oil which I cut back, lots of cinnamon and other spices. We baked it in a 9×13 pan. If you ate it immediately after baking it was a good snack or coffee cake texture. If you ate some a day or two after baking, the moisture from the apples had migrated through the cake and it had a totally different, very moist texture. I lost the recipe and can’t seem to find anything close. Would you have any ideas? It is apple time in our area.
Hi, Diane! Does this recipe for Fresh Apple Cake look anything like the one you remember? It’s baked in a bundt pan, but I feel that baking it in a 9×13 would work just fine. Hope this helps!
I am currently addicted to the Spiced Apple Chutney recipe found on the BBC food webpages. They say you should let it mature for a couple of months before eating – I haven’t got that far yet, but a few weeks out it’s really really tasty!
Simple is good:
Serve apples sliced flat with a good creamy Brie cheese. Butter the apple slices with the cheese. Sweet apples like Fujis work well, but Granny Smiths give a nice contrasting flavor.
diced herb-roasted chicken skin removed. Can use store-bought pre-cooked chicken.
salt to taste
When apples are not in season try subbing dried currants. I prefer to keep all the dices small for easier spreading on crackers. Go easy on the mayo, you can always add more later. Sorry for not including the amounts, I do it by taste. Simplify by subbing garlic salt for the last 3 ingredients.
I make applesauce almost exactly like yours, same ingredients, except I use a small (5 oz.) can of apple juice instead of water and I have discovered that a small amount of ginger and nutmeg adds a nice touch. I also love the addition of brown sugar. Lou
To respond to Dio’s posting about a soup recipe, I have one that I got when I went grocery shopping. It’s made with potatoes and cheddar cheese – and apples, of course. I managed to find it online as well. It’s called Apple-Cheddar Soup. It’s easy to make and tastes wonderful.
So many apple recipes, so little time and brain cells.
We went apple picking not long ago so I sure appreciate these recipe links! :)
If you’re interested, I’m hosting a “Holiday Cooking, Blogger Style” recipe exchange this Friday. I suspect I’ll be getting lots of great submissions! Last year I had over 200 recipes submitted! :)
Fall = apples, and the recipes are so abundant! There are so many types of apples and so many good recipes. Some of my favorites are apple turnovers and hot apple cider.
What a fantastic entry on apples and all the possibilities. I have to say every year in the fall I get completely inspired by Apples and want find find fun items to create. Here is one I discovered last year on my blog. This is perfect for fall winter season!
Honey Apple Spiced Cider
2 1/2 Cups of Apple Cider or Juice 2 tablespoons of honey
1 teaspoon of cloves
1 cinnamon stick2 oz. of vanilla flavored vodka
In a saucepan bring to a simmer for five minutes all the ingredients except the vodka. Remove cloves and pour equally into two separate glasses. Add 1 ounce of vodka to each glass and ready to serve. I would prefer to cider but it taste just as yummy if you use juice.
Here is what my grandmother called “saucy apple cake”.
2 c peeled and diced apples
1 c four
1 tsp baking soda
1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 c pecans (optional)
Mix apples and sugar, and let stand a few minutes to draw out the juices.
While the apples sit mix the flour salt cinn. and soda.
Mix the egg into the apples, and then the dry into the wet. Fold in the nuts if using.
bake at 375 for about 40 minutes.
Instead of frosting there is a glaze. THe following is the measures for a full batch, but I always do a half batch, and never feel like I am missing anything.
1/2 c brown sugar
1/2 c white sugar
2 tbsp flour 1/4 c butter
1 tsp vanilla
mix all together in a sauce pan on medium heat, and stir until clear.
When cake is done, punch holes in top while still hot, and pour sauce over warm cake.
This was my grandmother’s recipe, I don’t know where she got it from, or if she made it up (she was a very skilled baker, and did make alot of things up, if she didn’t it probably came out of the newspaper or was from a friend), so my appologies if I am handing out your family recipe.
This may come as no surprise, but I’m wondering if you’ve ever tried making cider!
Apple Crunch is one of my favorite apple desserts! I make it every autumn.
I wrote about it just last week.
Hi Elise! Thanks for all the great recipes. My favourite is apple cinnamon teacake – its a butter cake recipe with chunks of apple through it and a sprinkling of crunchy cinnamon sugar on top – have a feeling it might be similar recipe to the “coffee cake” recipes that seem to pop up on the US blogs every now and again.
How ’bout this? On a 10″ round of puff pastry, smear 1/4 c. of apple butter, place thinly-sliced baking apples (2 or so apples sliced as thin as you can – use a mandoline) in a concentric circle, slightly overlapping the slices, covering the whole pastry round and leaving a 1/2″ border. Brush the apples with melted butter, a little sprinkling of sugar, bake at 350 until the pastry edges brown and…Bob’s yer uncle.
Pass the vanilla ice cream, please.
And while we’re on the subject of apples, we all know what applewood is good for, don’t we Elise? Smoking ba…ba…ba…
I can’t say it.
APPLES! it’s past apple season here in Australia, well kinda. But I know that whenever I get a bargain load of apples, I turn to your applesauce recipe and freeze batches of it. LOVE IT! =)
I’ve been using this Raw Apple Cake recipe for years that came from rec.food.recipes.
Raw Apple Cake
4 cups diced apples (we used Granny Smith)
2 cups sugar
1 cup Wesson oil or 1 cup butter (we used 1/2 cup each)
1 cup chopped nuts (we used 1/2 cup pecans and 1/2 cup walnuts)
2 beaten eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons cinnamon
Preheat oven to 350*F. Grease and flour and 9″ x 13″ cake pan.
Mix apples, sugar, oil, nuts, eggs and vanilla together in a large bowl, using
a spoon instead of a mixer. Then sift together the remaining ingredients in a
separate bowl. Add dry ingredients to first mixture and stir until well mixed.
Pour into prepared pan and bake for about 55 minutes or until cake tester
inserted into center comes out clean.
I want to try each and every one of those apple recipes! Everything looks great!
Thanks for the mention, Elise!
Gorgeous photos yet again. :)
I love apple pie made with pink lady apples.
Here is my favorite applesauce recipe :)
Chocolate Applesauce Spice Cake
2 cups flour
1 ½ cups white sugar
1 ½ tsp salt
1 ½ tsp baking soda
2 T unsweetened cocoa
½ cup shortening
½ tsp each of: cinnamon, allspice, ground cloves and nutmeg
2 cups applesauce
½ cup chopped nuts (walnuts or pecans)
½ cup packed brown sugar
6 oz chocolate chips
Beat eggs & shortening together. Add applesauce, dry ingredients and mix. Pour into ungreased 9 x 13 pan. Mix topping ingredients together and sprinkle over the top. Bake at 350 for 40 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.
This is awesome when still warm from the oven with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. :)