6 hours ago
Saturday, May 14, 2011
There are a lot of apple cakes out there in the world of recipes, but this is my personal favorite.
It's a small cake, enough for about 8 slices, nice after a dinner party and great for breakfast.
It's very simple to make, and you probably have everything in the house.
It uses healthy olive oil instead of butter and it's moist and delicious, sticky and sweet.
I used bourbon vanilla in the batter, but I don't expect you to have that, so substitute regular vanilla with some bourbon.
My Favorite Easy Apple Cake:
3/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup olive oil
1 tbsp whole milk or heavy cream
1 tsp bourbon vanilla (or 1/2 tsp of bourbon + 1/2 tsp vanilla)
1 cup flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon
1/8 tsp nutmeg
2 small apples, peeled and diced
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1/2 cup confectioner's sugar
3 tbsp maple syrup
1 tbsp cold water
Mix the egg, oil, milk and bourbon vanilla in a bowl and gradually add the rest of the ingredients, adding the apples and nuts last. Mix with a wooden spoon.
In an 8" springform pan, cut a piece of round parchment paper for the bottom of the pan, and butter the sides of the pan.
Spread the batter into the pan and bake 35 minutes at 350F.
While the cake is in the oven, make the icing. Mix with a fork in a bowl until it reaches the consistency you like.
Drizzle the icing with a fork while the cake is still warm.
Let rest in the pan 20 minutes before removing sides.
This cake is delicious warm out of the oven, and also excellent the next day.