Monday, September 16, 2013

Apple Season = German Apple Cake



It's apple season! We went apple picking over the weekend....what a fun family activity. I used the website http://www.pickyourown.org to find a local farm. It is a great website that offers lots of information and a pretty current list of Pick Your Own farms.

Only issue....totally overloaded with apples. Time to bake!

I made a German Apple Cake. I know cake isn't the healthiest food but, I was able to lower some of the fat and calories from the original recipe. When making the cake I cut back on the oil and sugar, added some more apples and I ended up just dusting it with confectioners sugar instead of adding a traditional cream cheese frosting. The cake ended up awesome. There is a slight sugary crunch on the outside with a moist and tasty apple cake inside. Wow!

German Apple Cake
Makes One Bundt cake

Ingredients
2 eggs
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract 
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
4 1/2 cups peeled, cored and diced apples (I used Red Delicious)
Cooking Spray
Confectioners Sugar


Preparation
  1. Preheat oven 350 degrees F.
  2. In a mixing bowl beat the eggs and oil with an electric mixer until creamy. 
  3. Add in and sugar and vanilla beat until well blended.
  4. Combine cinnamon, salt, flour and baking soda in a separate bowl. Slowly add into the egg mixture and mix until combined. The batter will be very thick.
  5. Mix apples in by hand.
  6. Spread batter into a Bundt pan coated with cooking spray.
  7. Bake at 350 degrees F for 50 minutes or until the cake tests done. 
  8. Let cool slightly then remove from pan, dust with confectioners sugar.