i wanted a quick & hearty cake i could whip up for my mother in law's birthday. i didn't want to whip up frosting or wait for anything to cool- i only had a few hours & i'm impatient to boot.
so i looked in my fridge & realized that i had an obscene amount of apples- ding ding sing- apple cake for the win.
Apple Cake with Brown Sugar Glaze (adapted from lickthebowlgood)
1 1/2 cups AP flour (i used 1 cup + 2 tbslp of cake flour + 1/2 cup AP flour)
1 cup sugar
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1.2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 cup oil (canola, veg)
1 tsp vanilla
1 1/2 cups finely chopped apples
Brown Sugar Glaze
1/2 cup light brown sugar
3 tblspn butter
1/2 tsp vanilla
1 tblsp heavy cream (i used whipping cream)
Directions: Pre heat oven to 350. Grease an 8 in baking dish (square, round- whatever)
In a medium bowl sift together the flour, sugar, baking soda, salt & cinnamon. Set aside.
Beat (i used my KitchenAid mixer) the eggs until light in color & foamy. Add the oil & vanilla & beat well.
Stir in the flour mixture until just combined. Stir in the apples.
Scrape the batter into the prepared pan & bake for 40-45 min (i was good with 40)- until done.
Set the hot cake aside & while it's still hot, prepare your glaze.
Glaze: Combine all the ingredients in a small saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring often, until the mixture comes to a gentle boil. Allow to boil for 3-5 minutes, stirrig occasionally.
Spoon the hot glaze over the still hot cake. Spread it out if needed. Let the glazed cake cool 95% of the way...
...and then serve it straight from the pan. with ice cream if you feel so led- which you should- because ice cream is a gift from God.
i liked it warmed back up the best. it was kick ass cold- but after i nuked it for 20 seconds- bam. heaven.
it's akin to eating fall. if that's possible.