Easy Apple Dessert -- Sweet and Yummy From Scratch
This Apple Dessert Is Easy to Make and Great Warm From the Oven or At Room Temperature
The following dessert is so yummy if you have a sweet tooth. If you don’t, it may be too rich for you. It is not an apple pie, but more of a cake, yet not really a cake either, which is why I call it a 'dessert."
I’ve made it numerous times for my family, and we always love it. Except for not baking long enough, you really can’t mess it up, so make sure the knife you use to test for doneness comes out clean.
This recipe is great for family dinner or a small gathering. Just be sure to make plenty because some people are going to want seconds.
2 and 1/4 cups sugar
1 and 1/2 cups flour (substitute whole wheat for part if desired)
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 teaspoons baking powder
2 pinches of salt
4-6 medium tart apples, peeled and chopped
1 cup chopped walnuts if desired
1 teaspoon cinnamon
Serve warm with ice cream, or serve at room temperature with whipped cream.
1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
2: Grease a 9 x 13 inch baking pan. I know the photo shows it in a round deep pie dish, but I've made it both ways and I think it works better in a rectangular cake pan/dish.
3. Prepare apples. Core and peel them. If you place the peeled pieces of apple into a bowl of water and cover the bowl with a plate to limit the exposure to air, they will not turn brown so quickly as you finish peeling the other apples and making other preparations.
4. Combine the dry ingredients: Sugar, flour, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon . . . stir them together well.
5. Beat in the eggs.
6. Stir in apple pieces. If you have placed them in water, be sure to drain them well before adding them to the mixture or you may end up with soup!
7. Spread mixture in your prepared pan. Sprinkle the top with granulated sugar and cinnamon before placing in oven. I usually put it on pretty thick, about half a cup all together, but this is a place where you can put on more or less according to your own preference.
8. Bake at 350 degrees for 45 - 50 minutes or until knife inserted in center comes out clean.
9. Slice into squares, or scoop out and place in large bowls or goblets with a large dollop of whipped cream, or a big scoop of ice cream. Serve warm with ice cream, or cool with whipped cream, as desired. To serve leftover apple cake warm, just microwave it for 15 seconds in a microwavable safe bowl or plate.
Presentation can make all the difference. Served in a fancy glass goblet or bowl will create a different impression than served in a stoneware bowl, or on a stoneware dessert plate. Corelle, paper, or foam, serving dishes will create yet a different affect.
Personally, for maximum affect, I would use the glass or stoneware. You can often find some really pretty pieces at yard sales for very little money. They should go together, but they need not match. Yes, there is a difference between matching and going together. Mixing two or more different patterns that go together, but do not match, can add pizzazz to your dining table or gathering.
© 2012 C E Clark
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