Saturday, October 31, 2009
German Apple Cake
Busy season has gotten the best of me and I haven't been able to post much at all this past month even though I wanted to. Hopefully next month I will be able to post more, I'm even thinking of challenging myself to do a post every day, gee, I wonder if I could make that happen? I was able to do a little baking though and made this wonderful German Apple Cake for My Kitchen My World -- Germany. I found this recipe online here at allrecipes and baked it in my Wilton Queen of Hearts pan. This is probably my favorite bundt pan of the little bunch that I own. It was my first bundt pan (after baking in my mom's bundt pan for years) and I got it when my husband and I got married almost seven years ago.
German Apple Cake
1 cup vegetable oil -- I used Mazola corn oil
2 cups white sugar
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
4 cups apples - peeled, cored and diced -- I used Honey Crisp apples from a recent family trip to the apple orchard
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour one 9x13 inch cake pan. I used a bundt pan and sprayed with cooking spray with flour -- Baker's Joy or Crisco with Pillsbury Flour are my favorite baking sprays.
In a mixing bowl; beat oil and eggs with an electric mixer until creamy. Add the sugar and vanilla and beat well.
Combine the flour salt, baking soda, and ground cinnamon together in a bowl. Slowly add this mixture to the egg mixture and mix until combined. The batter will be very thick. Fold in the apples by hand using a wooden spoon. Spread batter into the prepared pan.
Bake at 350 degrees F for 45 minutes or until cake tests done. I baked this for an hour in the bundt pan and it was perfectly done. Remember to let cool in pan for 10 minutes before inverting to serving platter. Once cake is cool serve with a dusting of confectioners' sugar.
Although this wasn't the prettiest cake, it was absolutely delicious! It was so moist and full of apples, you can see in the before baking photo that it is almost more apples than cake batter. My picky husband and kids all loved this one so it's going into the "make again" category for sure. It almost reminded me of a steamed pudding and I think it would be wonderful served with some warm vanilla sauce. My husband said it was like an apple pie/coffee cake hybrid :)