Sunday, October 3, 2021 — I wrote yesterday about buying apples from a neighbor who has a small orchard. Then last night I came across a really interesting recipe for a Cinnamon Apple Cake. I want to share it here so I don’t lose the recipe! Best way to keep your recipes from ever getting completely lost is to share them!
2 Granny Smith Apples, finely diced (or use Fuji, Honeycrisp, Gala or combo)
3 Tbsp. Sugar
1 tsp. Cinnamon
2 Tbsp. Flour
1 Cup Brown Sugar
1 Tbsp. Cinnamon
1 Cup Butter, Softened
3 Cups Flour
1/4 tsp. Salt
1 Cup Sugar
1/4 tsp Nutmeg
4 tsp. Baking Powder
1-1/2 Cup Milk
2 Eggs, lightly beaten
2 tsp. Vanilla
1/2 Cup Butter, Melted, cooled just slightly
2 Cups Powdered Sugar
4 Tbsp. Milk
1 tsp. Vanilla
Dash of Cinnamon
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease a 9×13 baking pan. In a bowl, stir together the apples, cinnamon and sugar until apples are well coated. Set aside.
Make the cinnamon swirl: In separate bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar and cinnamon together until smooth. Add in the softened butter using hands or a fork. You might have to use your hands to mash the butter into the dry mixture. The consistency of this will be like a paste. Set aside.
Make cake batter: In large bowl, whisk together flour, salt, sugar, nutmeg, baking powder, milk, eggs and vanilla until smooth. Slowly stir in the melted butter until combined. Gently mix in the apple mixture. Spread into prepared baking pan.
Drop cinnamon swirl mixture by spoonfuls evenly over your cake. Swirl the topping through the cake batter with a knife.
Bake for 35-45 minutes until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Mix together glaze ingredients until smooth and spread over warm cake. Let sit at least 20 minutes before slicing.
Have a wonderful day. Stay safe and be sure to tell those you love that you love them!