Enjoying the weather…? Not me, it’s been raining and windy here for the last few days. It feels like winter, wet and cold!! I don’t like it… But fall is a pretty unpredictable time and I’m sure it will start getting nicer soon. Let’s hope so.
Fall also brings all of the yummy fall fruits and vegetables. At the farmers market this weekend, I saw these gorgeous apples, and I immediately thought of apple cake. I had to bake something with those apples. And that’s what I did.
I love a good pie just like the next person, but my heart was set on a cake this time. The inspiration of this cake comes from my mom. She bakes a delicious apple cake. I changed the recipe a little bit to make it more my own, but the taste is pretty close.
- 4 big apples
- 3 large eggs
- 4 ounces plain yogurt
- 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour SPOON the flour directly into the measuring cup from the container- DO NOT scoop the flour from the container or bag directly with the measuring cup).
- 1 cup sugar
- 1/3 cup canola and olive oil (mixed together)
- 3 teaspoons of baking powder
- 1 1/2 teaspoons of baking soda
- 1 tablespoon of milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Preheat the oven to 350F and grease a pan. Today, I used a traditional 12″ pan.
Peel and core the apples. Slice the apples very thin. Whisk the eggs for a minute or two, and add the yogurt. Add the canola and olive oil, milk and vanilla. Mix. Add the sugar and mix well for a few second. Mix the flour and the baking powder together and add it to the mixture.
Spread 1/3 of the apples on the bottom of the cake mold, creating a layer of apples. Add 1/2 of the cake batter and repeat the process again 1 more time and place the remaining third of the apples on top.
Bake for 60 minutes or until a tester comes out clean.
Let it cool down and enjoy! A perfect fall treat.