Cake 20: Apple Cinnamon Cake

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It’s icy outside. I don’t want to drive. I’m using whatever I have in my house. My mom gave me a handful of apples when I was there last weekend. That’ll work! This simple little cake recipe centers around these three big apples. I present to you, apple cinnamon cake. This apple cinnamon cake is incredibly easy to make and the batter is so delicious it might not make it to the oven.

(I apologize for the poor quality and quantity of photos – I left my camera in Kansas City and am forced to use my cell phone. Next time I bake it I’ll take better pics and fix it.)

Apple Cake Recipe Ingredients

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/3 cups vegetable or canola oil
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 3 apples, cored, sliced – about 3 cups
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Apple Cake Recipe Directions

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and prepare a round bundt pan. (Though I used a 9″ round cake pan and a jar which I’ll explain below.) Sift together the flour, cinnamon, baking soda and salt in a large bowl.  In a mixer – I used my KitchenAid with the paddle attachment – beat together the vegetable oil, sugar and eggs on high until it’s well-blended. Turn your mixer down to medium and mix in the dry ingredients just until blended. Mix in the sliced apples and vanilla. Pour the batter into your pan, bake for an hour and a quarter to an hour and a half. (75 to 90 minutes or so), or until your cake tester comes out clean and dry when you insert it in the middle. Cool it slightly while in the pan on the rack, then after 15 minutes or so, turn it out of the pan to cool the rest of the way.

Side Note: Normally I’d use a round bundt pan but this time I poured a large mason jar about 1/2 full of batter and the rest of the batter in a 9″ round cake pan, and baked them at the same time so I can send a jar cake to my husband in Afghanistan. Here is a tutorial on how to bake jar cakes to send to soldiers overseas.

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Heather is an advertising professional in Kansas City. She is a vegetarian food-lover who finds joy in cooking, baking and finding new restaurants in new cities. She leads a pack of animals, including her beagle Ford, her shepherd-collie-retriever mix, Otto, and cat, Ahab.


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