Easy-as-Pie Apple Cake
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SPark0101 September 19, 2020
I made this today and it is delicious, my family loved it. The cake has a nice chewy texture and because I cut a large dice, some apples still had a little resistance when you bit into them. I cut the sugar to a half cup, added a little more apple than called for--as much as the batter could hold--as well as a little lemon zest. This recipe has lots of possibilities for variation!
drbabs March 13, 2016
Liz, I just made this cake! What an ingenious recipe! The batter comes together like cookie dough, and the liquid the apples give off is enough to turn it into a cake. I rediscovered the recipe in the Food52 Baking cookbook and in so glad I did. It will be my go to apple cake from now on.
JadeTree December 4, 2011
Made this today for an impromptu brunch we suddenly decided to host. I desperately Foodpickled looking for something to do with then co-op apples I'm drowning in and mrslarkin herself Pickled it for me and it turned out perfectly. Made me look like a serene, baking genius since I was able to throw it together at the last minute before the guests arrived and slip it fragrantly from the oven just as the bacon was dwindling on the plates. This is a great way to goose up very basic brunch menu! Next time I hope I will have pecans on hand - I have eaten every nut in the house - and I will be more generous with the apples. The two scant cups I frantically peeled and diced were great but next time I want a thicker paving of apples in the chewy dough. Thanks, mrslarkin!
mrslarkin December 4, 2011
Thanks for letting me know, JadeTree!! That is so great to hear. And I like that you (and I) still call it the "foodpickle." Don't think I'll ever stop. :)
JadeTree December 4, 2011
Ha! Yes, Hotline is more dignified. But I came in with the playful Foodpickle - it shall ever be thus.
AntoniaJames November 4, 2011
Sounds so delicious!! This is definitely on the "must-make-for-breakfast" list over the Thanksgiving weekend. I might even make it for T-Day breakfast, itself. (We'll need fuel for running up Mt. Tamalpais that morning!!) Thank you so much for posting it. ;o)
Thank you, AJ! Wow, your T-Day sounds like fun!! Do let me know if you try this.
hardlikearmour November 3, 2011
This is wonderful, mrslarkin! It would be a great holiday breakfast cake.
arielleclementine November 3, 2011
Yahoo! This is exactly what I was looking for (I owe a friend a belated birthday dinner an wanted an easy apple cake!) Love the tart pan idea too. Coincidentally, I just made your Pumpkin Christmas Bread again tonight- so delicious!
mrslarkin November 3, 2011
yay! I'm eating a piece of apple cake right now. Om nom. Let me know if you try it! Oh, i lurv that Pumpkin Christmas Bread so much - never lasts very long around here. Glad you like it!
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