I have the most delicious recipe for yummy, moist, apple infused cake and because I adore you, my readers, I am gonna share it with you...right now in fact.
But don't blame me if you become addicted...it really is that good...seriously...I kid you not! It is healthy too...WHAT you say...healthy and delicious...yes siree it is indeed!
I even let my kids have it for breakfast...I'm just that kind of cool hip mom!
Farmer Kim's Apple Cake (yes I named it after myself...no ego here!)
- 3 Cups Whole Wheat Flour
- 2 Cups Sugar (this can be cut down, I've gone as far as down to 1 Cup)
- 1 tsp Baking Soda
- 1 tsp Salt
- 1/2 Cup Vegetable Oil
- 3 eggs
- 3/4 Cup Applesauce
- 2 tsp Vanilla Extract
- 3 to 4 Cups Diced Apples
- 1 Cup Raisins
- 1 Cup Chopped Walnuts (optional)
Preheat oven to 325 degrees F... you are going to bake for about 1 hour
Chop up all those lovely apple into bite sized chunks. You will need between 3 and 4 cups depending on how apple crazy you are
I actually put in 5...but that is getting closer to baked apples with a little cake in between!
After you've chopped your apples get out a big bowl and start mixing your dry ingredients. First flour...
Then sugar...don't forget to let it run through your fingers!
Add Baking Soda and Salt
Mix dry ingredients together really well...wearing Hello Kitty preferably
Next you're gonna add the not so dry ingredients...
Eggs...just layed today. Thanks girls!
One of my favorite things in the whole food world...homemade applesauce!
Yep...its going in to join the party too!!!
Then add the vanilla and...
look at it, smell it, ask mom if you can taste it...
wonder for the 100th time how can something that smells so good taste so icky?
Mix it all together and you have the mortar that is gonna hold together the real stars of the cake...
The yummy apples and...
the delicious raisins
Note...I almost always soak my raisins before adding to a recipe but this in the EXCEPTION. This cake is so moist that I don't need to. If you have very dry raisins you could soak them just make sure to drain them very well before adding
Here is where you would add the walnuts...except I'm not going to because I live with nut-haters...well my kids don't actually hate nuts they just don't like them in desserts. Go figure!
Stir it all together and what have you got? That is right an apple parade in a pan...a well oiled pan to be exact!
Bake at 325 for 1 hour till it comes out looking like...
Wait for it to cool enough that you don't burn your tongue...
Dish yourself up a big piece while your mouth waters uncontrollably, grab a fork...or not...and dig in!
That is unless you are wild and crazy like me and must have just a little adornment on your cake...somthing just a little more special...something that adds pizzazz!
Oh baby...come to mama!