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Saturday, November 1, 2008

Apple Harvest Cake

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I came across this cake on Taste Of Home, and since I love all things apple and cinnamon it was bookmarked right away.   To Read More, Click On The Recipe Title.

I made it yesterday as a dessert for a very simple dinner of homemade vegetable soup and rolls. It was Halloween night and it's any body's guess when the kids would be hungry so the crock pot was full of soup, the rolls were made and the cake (if they weren't to full of candy) was waiting and I ran off to work. I had the pleasure of having a piece of this for breakfast this morning. I loved it! Comfort food at it's best.




The first thing that came to mind was how moist it was, this is chock full of apples, the cinnamon - sugar ribbon that flows through the center of the cake gives this just the right amount of sweetness, not overly sweet but just right. I had it plain , right out of the pan and I was delighted with it! You could adorn this with a drizzle of glaze if you wanted to but it doesn't need it. It's the perfect coffee cake. I put a little bit of whipped cream on the top with a sprinkle of cinnamon. I'm thinking about the Edy's Apple Pie Ice Cream in the freezer with this cake....a match made in heaven.

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Grace, help yourself...I'll leave the light on for ya.

Apple Harvest Cake
Taste Of Home


Ingredients:
2-1/4 cups sugar, divided
1 cup vegetable oil
4 eggs
1/4 cup orange juice
2-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
3 cups all-purpose flour
3 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
4 medium tart apples, peeled and cubed
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
Whipped cream and additional cinnamon, optional

Directions:

In a large mixing bowl, beat 2 cups sugar, oil, eggs, orange juice and vanilla until well blended. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt; gradually beat into sugar mixture until blended. Stir in apples. Spread half of the batter into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Combine cinnamon and remaining sugar; sprinkle over batter. Carefully spread remaining batter over the top. Bake at 350° for 40-50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack. Garnish with whipped cream and additional cinnamon if desired. Yield: 12-15 servings.

28 comments:

Bellini Valli said...

Look at the crumb on that cake. It look so tender I could just take my fork and did in:D

aud1inok said...

Looks delicious! That may be on our table this week. mmm..mmm...

Lucy said...

I agree that crumb is awesome, looking so moist and tender. And... oh that ribbon of sweetness and cinnamon has done me in!!! ;-)

Karen said...

Oh, how I'd love a piece of that for breakfast! The cake and your photographs are beautiful!

Nazarina A said...

You have lots of delectable soul, it shows in this delicious apple cake and all your other mistress pieces!

carol said...

Oh my....what a breakfast you had girlfriend!!! This looks SO good...we love apple cake!!!! You saved me a piece....right? :)

Le Chef Secret said...

I LOVE all apple desserts...ALL! Another one to add to my to-do list!

susie c said...

and again where do you get your energy!!!!! bake before going to work and doing family things, girl you got it all together to include this lucious apple cake.

amandalouden said...

man bunny, that looks so good!

Susan said...

Bunny that looks delish!
I have a big bag of apples in my fridge from the farm and I need some yummy recipes. This one looks like it goes to the top of the list.
I need to invite some company over- if I make it and no one comes over I'll eat it all by myself
:(

Marie said...

That cake looks fabulous Bunny!!! So moist and delicious! You just can't beat an apple cake in the fall . . . they go hand in hand! I could lick the screen now! (pardon me while I do!)

Passionate About Baking said...

That sure looks good & moist Bunny...feel like diving right in! Bookmarking it!!

Lo said...

This looks absolutely gorgeous -- and you can see how moist it is. So, is it too indulgent for breakfast?

noble pig said...

I must have missed this in the magazine, it looks awesome! Thank you!

Dawn said...

Yum! It's obvious how moist the cake is. I love that topping!

Theresa said...

I love any thing baked with apples. And the sugar of sweetness running through the cake! Can I have a piece?

Amanda said...

Ohhhh Bunny! That looks so good! i will have to try this. Man, you keep making so many things I have to bookmark LOL

Emiline said...

I've been seeing lots of apple cakes, but I've yet to make one.

It looks yummy!

Candy said...

This looks like a moist, tasty cake!

Grace said...

awesome. frankly, i wouldn't even need you to leave the light on for me. my nose would lead me directly to this beautiful creation, and don't even think for a second that a stubbed toe or banged knee would stop me. :)

Jacque said...

Wow! you win the prize for most organized mom! ...having all of this ready on Halloween.

It looks perfect :)

The Blonde Duck said...

I'm as crazy about Apples and Cinnamon as you are. This looks wonderful! I'm printing it as we speak.

Corinna said...

This looks scrumptious! I think you and your friend Carol should open your own bakery :o)

Corinna

The Ranch said...

oh...my....you see last night I made your oh-my-gosh-it-is SO-good Pineapple upside down cake and now this? You do understand that you are contributing to the retail sales market as I am going to need a new pants size soon?! Just doin' your patriotic duty, huh?!
Lookit the crumb on that!!! The picture is good enough to eat!!

Maria said...

I love the cinnamon and crumb topping! Yum!

Sophie said...

Sounds like the perfect treat to have after a bowl of soup :). I can't get enough apple desserts!

giz said...

Apple cake - oh dear - more apple cake...my oh my - gimme that apple cake.

Jennifer said...

this looks devine! what a wonderul fall treat! i will take two please! :)