Recipe of the Week: Spiced Apple Cake

 

The harvest time is here!  Apples are coming into season!  Yum!

 

Ingredients:

11 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened

1-1/4 cups packed dark brown sugar

1-1/2 cups peeled and corded apple slices (any variety)

2 cups flour

2 teaspoons baking powder

1/4 teaspoon ground cloves

1/2 teaspoon ground allspice

1/4 teaspoon salt

2 eggs

2/3 cup milk

Whipped cream, if desired

 

Directions:

Place 3 tablespoons of the butter in a 9-inch round nonstick cake pan. Coat sides of pan with nonstick cooking spray.  Place pan in oven while heating to 325 degrees.  When butter is melted, remove pan from oven.  Sprinkle with 1/4 cup of brown sugar.  Carefully fan apple slices, overlapping, in pan.

Sift flour, baking powder, cloves, allspice and salt into a medium bowl.  Set aside.  In a large bowl, beat remaining 8 tablespoons butter and remaining 1 cup brown sugar until smooth.  Beat in eggs.  Add half the flour mixture, then milk, then remaining flour.  Beat until smooth.  Pour into pan.

Bake cake at 325 degrees for 1 hour or until pick inserted in center comes out clean.  Run a thin knife around cake, invert onto a plate. Remove pan; replace any apple slices stuck to pan.  Serve slightly warm with whipped cream.

 

Marty Williams, Thousand Oaks


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