The other week my girlfriends and I were at the Dallas Farmer’s Market in search of something delicious to snack on. The different seasonal fruits really inspires one to create just about anything. Let’s talk apples. Right now since they’re in season and they are super cheap. I bought a basket of 8 gigantic Granny Smith apples for $4. The best part about them is that they last for weeks and there are so many ways to use them. If you’re starting to find that apple pie is becoming trite and commonplace, I hope you try this apple cake recipe. It is SO good with coffee or tea. I made this recipe into an loaf on Thanksgiving Day and they were gone so fast. Even my brother Thomas who is very partial with his desserts, really enjoyed them.
Here we go!
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 cup vegetable oil
- 1/2 cup apple sauce
- 1 1/2 cups white sugar
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 3 cups diced apple with skin on
- oatmeal, chopped walnuts, dried cranberries (optional for garnishing)
ALRIGHT LET’S DO THIS!
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Light grease 3 small loaf pans
2. Beat vegetable oil and eggs until foamy. Add applesauce, all dry ingredients, and vanilla then mix well. Stir in diced apples. Pour batter into each loaf pan. It should be filled up 3/4 the way up. If you like, sprinkle oatmeal, chopped walnuts, and dried cranberries for a little OOMPH.
3. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes or until toothpick inserted in the middle of the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before transferring onto cooling rack.