This apple cake recipe (from Julia’s Album) is the perfect solution if you’re over all of the pumpkin madness of October and November. Plus, let’s face it, it’s apple season in a lot of states. You should take advantage of it.
I was so pleasantly pleased by the outcome of this cake that I’m happy to pass the recipe onto you and give kudos to Julia’s Album for creating it. While I’m not one of those people who can throw ingredients together and voila have a fantastic recipe, I can definitely let you know the pitfalls, fails, successes, change outs of ingredients for recipes that I come upon. Because not everyone has time to try recipes online or in cookbooks and hope and pray that they taste and look great.That’s what I’m here for.
Need a creative way to serve your cake to your guests? Check out the three images above that would go great at any dinner party.
Option 1: First name initial for each guest – something to give it a personalized touch.
Option 2: A saying: “Happy Fall” or “Yum.” A flagged element to give the presentation a little boost.
Option 3: A simple icon of what the dessert actually is, in this case an apple for apple cake.
There are all kinds of fun serving ideas out there and what better way to get creative then when you’re having guests over. They’ll be impressed and well… you’ll probably be impressed with yourself! Be on the lookout each time I post a recipe for an inspirational way to serve it. Feel free to thank me later.
Okay, now back to the apple cake recipe!
Total time: 1 hour Serving Size: 9-12 squares
• 3 medium apples, cored and chopped into small square chunks
(if you don’t like skin, you can peel them as well)
• 1 teaspoon cinnamon
• 4 tablespoons brown sugar
• 1 and 1/4 cup all purpose flour (original recipe calls it to be sifted, I didn’t and it turned out fine)
• 1 teaspoon baking powder
• 1/8 teaspoon salt
• 1 cup white sugar
• 1/3 cup vegetable oil
• 1/3 cup Greek yogurt
• 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
• 2 eggs
Step 1: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9×9 square pan.
Step 2: In a medium bowl, toss chopped apples with cinnamon and brown sugar.
Step 3: In a mixing bowl, combine together 1 and 1/4 cups flour, 1 teaspoon baking powder and 1/8 teaspoon salt.
Step 4: In a separate bowl, whisk together 1 cup of white sugar, vegetable oil, yogurt and vanilla until very smooth. Add eggs and whisk until smooth.
Step 5: Add dry ingredients (flour mixture) into wet ingredients and mix until just combined.
Step 6: Pour half of the batter into the greased pan (I poured 3/4 because otherwise it didn’t cover the bottom of the pan), top with half of apples, then pour remaining batter on top of the apple layer. Top with remaining half of apples. Bake for about an hour or until toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Note: I used a convection oven at 350 degrees and it only took 45 mins, so watch to make sure you don’t burn them!
Step 7: Dust with powered sugar before serving.