Apple season is upon us and we have so many varieties of apples here in Washington – I love trying out all the different varieties. Did you know that Washington Apple Growers produce 6 out of every 10 apples consumed here in the US. That’s a lot of apples being grown over the mountains.
With so many apples being grown here in the Northwest, we can find some great prices on apples in the late summer/early fall, so I love to try new ways to use apples in recipe since they really are so frugal. My family loves a good dessert and so this apple cake is always a hit in our house!
You can make it with or without the frosting – it’s so moist, you can skip the frosting if you don’t want the extra sweetness. It’s a great dessert for a party as it feeds a crowd too!
Ingredients for Cake:
3 big, tart apples (do not peel), diced
2 cups sugar
1/2 cup oil
2 eggs (well-beaten)
2 tsp vanilla
2 cups flour
2 tsp baking soda
2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp salt
Ingredients for Frosting:
1 cup milk
5 tbsp flour
1 cup butter
1 cup brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup sliced almonds (optional)
Mix the apples and sugar together well.
Mix together the oil, eggs & 2 tsp of vanilla. Add to the apple/sugar mix.
Mix together the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, & salt. Add this to the cake mixture
Bake in a greased 9×13 pan at 350 degrees for 1 hour.
Mix together the milk & flour. Cook on your stovetop until it is a thick, paste-like mixture, stirring constantly. Take off the stovetop & cool.
Cream together 1 cup butter, 1 cup brown sugar & 1 tsp of vanilla.
Add this mixture to the paste-like mixture & beat well in the mixer.
Frost the applecake with frosting.
Sprinkle with sliced almonds if you’d like (this is optional)
Printable Recipe for Apple Cake:
Here’s a printable version of the Apple Cake recipe for you to print off to put in your recipe binder or notebook.