17 October 2013

Honeycrisp Apple Cake

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I have a confession to make. I'm terrible in the kitchen. Honestly, Jeremy does most of the cooking! I am trying, though. I want to be able to whip up something fabulous.

When I was in New Jersey, my Mom took me to a cooking class. It's laid back, casual, there are only about a dozen people, and it's all held at a women's house. She comes up with a theme, she cooks everything while you watch and take notes and then you get to eat. My kind of cooking class.

When I was visiting, the theme was Autumn Days and Winter Nights. She made recipes that were warm and cozy yet also still light and refreshing. She used apples, acorn squash, roasted oranges, and thyme (not all together, mind you).

I learned a lot and came back to Memphis with some confidence in the kitchen. I made her Apple Cake recipe and just haddddd to share. It's the perfect thing to make in the fall. Trust me, everyone will love it!

Honeycrisp Apple Cake

Cake Topping:
5 medium-large crisp apples (I used Honeycrisp)
4 T. granulated sugar
3 t. ground cinnamon

Peel and thinly slice the apples and place in a medium mixing bowl. Stir together the sugar & cinnamon and stir into the apples. Set aside.

Cake Batter:
3 C. flour
2 C. granulated sugar
3 t. baking powder
1 C. canola oil
4 eggs
1/4 C. apple cider (or orange juice)
2 t. pure vanilla extract

In a large mixing bowl, stir together the flour, sugar and baking powder. In a small bowl, whisk together the oil, eggs, cider, and vanilla. Thoroughly combine the wet and dry ingredients.

Pour half of the batter evenly into the prepared baking pan. Top with half the apple mixture. Add remaining batter and end with remaining apple topping.

Bake about 1-1/2 hours in 350 degree oven.

Optional Apple Cider Glaze: Whisk together 1 cup of powdered sugar and 3 T. apple cider. Drizzle over top.

There you have it!!! When I made this, the condo smelled sooooo good.

What are your favorite fall recipes? 


  1. My gosh, that looks amazing! I've just started really delving into cooking/baking myself (my husband also did most of it before!) so I don't know that I have any favorites yet. Although I did make a pumpkin banana bread (with chocolate chips) the other day as part of our October Unprocessed effort. It was sweetened with maple syrup and ended up being accidentally vegan!

  2. MMMM that looks so GOOD! I'm a terrible cook but an amazing baker. And the major problem with that is baking is 90% sweet things and being just me I'd be the only one to eat them! :(

    carelessly graceful

  3. That looks so good! I've been looking for fun fall recipes, and this looks perfect!

  4. This sounds fabulous! I HAVE to make it! :-)


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