Saturday, November 21, 2009

Apple Cake

Apple Cake


This is a simple versatile cake that could be baked in a square pan with a crumb topping or some powdered sugar on top for a morning coffee cake or dressed up for an afternoon cake with a glaze or served with some freshly whipped cream. Either way, it's easy, lower in fat and comes together quickly. This was adapted from the Bob's Red Mill Whole Grain Baking Book You could easily substitute pears for apples or add in some walnuts or pecans.

Apple Bundt Cake (serves 12)

1 cup whole wheat pastry flour or spelt flour
1 cup all purpose flour (or you can use 2 cups all purpose in place of the whole wheat pastry flour)
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp allspice
1/4 tsp freshly grated nutmeg
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
6 TBS olive oil (or you can use melted butter or vegetable oil)
2 TBS milk
1/2 cup mashed banana
1 tsp vanilla
3 eggs
2 1/2 cups apples peeled (1 cup grated and 1 1/2 cups cut into a small dice)

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Stir together all the dry ingredients (flour through salt). In a separate bowl mix together the oil, milk, banana, eggs, and vanilla. Stir together the wet and dry ingredients, adding in the apples before it is fully mixed. Mix just until everything comes together and pour into a greased and floured bundt pan and bake until the springs back when touched, or if a skewer is inserted it comes out clean with a few crumbs attached. Start checking for doneness after 30 minutes.

4 comments:

Xiaolu @ 6 Bittersweets said...

I love those photos! This sounds like a great, flexible fairly healthy cake. Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

I cant believe you are posting recipes when you just had a baby 11 days ago...you are superwoman! This cake looks fabulous, I will try it!

Erika from The Pastry Chef At Home said...

Hi there!

Your blog is beautiful. I like your concept of chef + photographer. You make a great team! This cake sounds like my favorite apple pie flavors baked into a bundt! I'll have to pass this recipe onto my mom who bakes nothing but bundt cakes :)

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