Sunday, August 7, 2011

home-made apple cake

My husband fell in love with this moist delicious cake.  It’s not just healthy, but it’s so yummy and very easy to make.  Try it!


Ingredients –
Butter, softened 3 tablespoons
Sugar 3/4 cup
1 extra large egg)
Water 2 tablespoons
Whole Milk  3 tablespoons
Vanilla Extract 1 teaspoon
All Purpose Flour  1 cup
Baking Soda 1 teaspoon
Salt 1/4 teaspoon
Ground Cinnamon  1/2 teaspoon
Ground Nutmeg 1/2 teaspoon
Apples, peeled and diced (I grated it) 3 cups
Optional – Nuts, chopped (I used 1/2 cup walnuts) 1/4 cup
Procedure –
1  Preheat oven at 350F for 15 minutes. Grease an 8-inch square baking dish.2 In a large mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Since the quantity of butter is very less, the creamed mixture was dry and resembled coarse crumbs. 3 In a blender/food processor blend together egg, water, milk and vanilla extract until nice and foamy.
4 Add the egg mixture to the creamed butter/sugar and beat everything together with the hand mixer until thoroughly combined. This mixture looks creamy like a white sauce.
5 In another bowl combine the flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg (if using). Add this to the wet ingredients. The batter will be thick.
6 Stir in apples and nuts. Mix it thoroughly.
7 Spread the batter in the prepared pan and bake for 35-45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out with just a few crumbs. Mine was done around 38 minutes. You can also see that the cake starts pulling from the edges.
8 This cake can be sliced directly from the pan while its still warm, so no need to wait for the pan to cool to invert it and then slice it.

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