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 (I used Fuji)
- 4 eggs
- 4 ounces vanilla or plain yogurt
- 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
- 1 cup sugar
- 1/3 cup canola and olive oil (mixed together)
- 1 tablespoon of baking powder
- Splash of milk (about 1 tablespoon)
Preheat the oven to 390F and grease a pan. Today, I used a traditional 12″ pan.
Peel and core the apples. Slice three of the apples very thin, then dice the remaining apple. Whisk the eggs for a minute or two, and add the yogurt. Mix the flour and the baking powder together and add it to the eggs and yogurt. Add the sugar, then the canola and olive oil. Add a splash of milk. Mix it for a few minutes. Add the diced apple and mix well.
Meanwhile, spread two of the apples (sliced) on the bottom of the cake mold creating a layer of apples. Add the cake batter and then spread the remaining sliced apple to the top of the cake. Sprinkle some sugar on top.
Bake for 60 minutes or until a tester comes out clean.
*High altitude will take longer to cook.
Let it cool down and enjoy! A perfect fall treat.