Saturday, August 30, 2008

Autumn Apple Cake

This is a very moist cake, recipe is from my sister in law and I of course had to tweak it a bit. This is the season that I like to bake 'apple things'. There are so many varieties of apples in the store and I think any kind will do. I used Gala as those were the kind I happened to have. Was chatting with Trish earlier and for some reason that triggered the urge to bake! Checked my pantry and yes I had all the ingredients so in short order I had the cake in the oven. Did it ever smell wonderful as it baked!
Hubby and I enjoyed some for coffee break..we both mmm'd our way through a rather generous serving with a dollop of whipped cream and some caramel drizzle!

2/3 cup butter or margarine
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
2/3 cup buttermilk or plain milk will do
1 1/2 tsp vanilla
3 cups chopped raw apples
2 1/4 cups flour
1/4 tsp salt
3/4 tsp baking powder
1 1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon
1/3 cup chopped nuts..I used pecans, walnuts would be good too

In mixer cream together butter, sugar, add eggs and vanilla. Blend in dry ingredients that have been blended alternately with the buttermilk. Fold in chopped apples and nuts.
Pour into a 9" by 11" greased pan and sprinkle topping over cake.

1 tbsp melted butter
1/3 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup rolled oats
2 tsp flour
1/4 cup chopped nuts
1/4 cup coconut
1/4 cup toffee bits
2 tsp cinnamon
Crumble this together and sprinkle over cake.

Bake at 350 for 40 min.


  1. oh my goodness....look at THAT goodness. My kind of cake Betty....I am glad I conjur up thots of food...cake and coffee and friendship. Wonderful. And just in time for autumn's bounty of apples. Thanks for the post. You KNOW I am going to be trying your cake...even if I have to make it myself...half way across Canada!

  2. Betty, you and I must have been on the same page today. I was also in the mood for just baking a nice autum kind of simple cake in a pan.
    Maybe I'll post it soon.
    Next time I will try yours.

  3. i thought i could smell that from you say come over to your house instead of going i will definatly be trying this, simple and delish, my kind of dessert!

  4. Oh, I like the looks of this cake!! Thanks for sharing...

  5. Oh I bet the house smelled wonderful. I was in the back yard looking at our apples. . .and soon I'll be baking with apples too.

  6. Apple cake is one of my favorites...wish I had a piece for afternoon coffee break!

  7. I have been lurking around your site for months now and have been enjoying all the recipes. Reminds me of my mom's cooking.
    This one I will have to try this weekend. Looks so yummy!

  8. Hi Betty,
    I am enjoying your blog. I have been checking out a few of the recipes. I printed your biscuits and this cake. Both sound delicious!

    I plan to make a trip to an apple orchard in a few weeks so I will have to remember to try this cake recipe.

    Thanks for sharing it!

  9. This was a yummy cake; thanks for sharing the recipe. I was concerned that i didn't have the right size pan but it turned out fine in a 9x13 pan. Thanks again.

    1. Kerry, I am glad you liked the cake! I must bake it again, it is after all apple season:)