This apple cake is actually a cross between a cake and a bread. It’s the perfect dish to take when you’ve been asked to bring a finger food. Not too rich and not too sweet, it blends both fruit and protein into a moist cake.
We served this recently at a church Christmas dinner to go along with our theme. It was indeed a hit!
The recipe makes two cakes, so you can serve one and freeze the other for a later time. Be sure not to overbake or it will be dry.
- 3 cups apples, peeled, cored, and chopped (Golden Delicious or Granny Smith recommended)
- 2 tsp. vanilla
- 3 eggs
- 1 cup canola oil
- 2 cups sugar
- 1 tsp. baking soda
- 1 tsp. cinnamon (I added a little more)
- 1 tsp. salt
- 3 cups flour
- 1 cup chopped walnuts
- Turbinado sugar (to sprinkle on top)
- Combine the following: flour, salt, cinnamon, and baking soda
- In a separate bowl, mix togethr sugar, oil, and vanilla
- Add eggs, one at a time. Stir to combine.
- Pour wet mixture into the dry ingredients and stir.
- Fold in apples and walnuts (the batter will be thick)
- Grease 2 loaf pans and spread half of the batter into each pan.
- Sprinkle the tops of each loaf with a little sugar
- Bake in a pre-heated 350-degree oven for about one hour, or until toothpick in the center comes out clean.
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