A Simple Apple Cake w/ Vanilla
Hooray for apple season!
I am looking forward to some cooler fall temps and apple recipes! We have had a very warm fall so far (80F everyday in October).
This recipe is for the non-bakers and the bakers.
It is so easy, that even a non-baker can whip this one up.
If you can't make this cake, then just go to the bakery and buy a cake, it's time to hang up your apron.
It is based on Marion Burro's summer plum torte, but I have adapted the recipe using apples and vanilla.
Simple Apple Cake w/ Vanilla:
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup unsalted butter (1 stick), melted
1 cup unbleached flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 large Granny Smith apple, peeled and sliced
turbinado sugar, lemon juice and cinnamon, for topping
Grease an 8" or 9" cake pan (I use a 9" springform).
Cream the butter, vanilla and sugar together, then add eggs in one at a time.
Mix until batter is pale yellow.
Mix in the flour and baking powder.
Pour the batter into the prepared pan and place the apples on top.
Squeeze some fresh lemon juice over the apples. Then some sugar and cinnamon on top.
Bake at 350F for 45 minutes.
Delicious warm or at room temperature.