Apple Crumb Cake

This isn’t one of the healthiest recipes but it sure is good, and with it being autumn, apples are plentiful. I had one of those moments where I thought that I should bake something and I had more apples than I knew what to do with so I thought that I would make an apple cake. I turned to one of the many PA State Grange cookbooks that I absolutely love and found a recipe for apple cake.

Mix 3 cups flour, 1 cup sugar, 4 teaspoons baking powder, and 1 1/2 teaspoons of salt in a bowl. In a separate bowl combine 2 eggs, 1 1/2 cups milk, and 6 tablespoons canola oil. Combine the wet ingredients and the dry ingredients together just until moistened.

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Spread half of the batter into a greased 9×13 pan. Arrange 3 cups of sliced apples on batter. Make a crumb topping with 1/2 cup sugar, 3/4 flour, 2 teaspoons cinnamon and 1/2 cup softened margarine. Sprinkle half of the crumbs on top of the apples.

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Spread remaining batter and sprinkle remaining crumbs. Bake at 400 degrees for 35 minutes.

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While this was baking it made the house smell so good. I did have a piece and it was delicious! I did cut back on the salt to only 3/4 tsp. and didn’t notice anything different in the texture. The longer that this cake sits, the more moist it becomes. The recipe didn’t call for raisins, but if I would have had my way I would have put some in.

This makes a great snack and if you are so inclined to do so, it would be great with your morning coffee or tea :). Now if you will excuse me, I will be picking the crumbs from the bottom of the pan.

 

Beth

 

 

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