Monday, January 24, 2011
just one bite left
Last weekend I made eight German Apple cakes. Two for a party we were attending, four for the women's shelter, and two more for... my tummy. I did share.
Years ago, when I called my Grandmother to get the recipe, she said "Now Fawn, don't make just one of these." She would always make anywhere from two to ten, and share them with family and neighbors. They are simple and delicious, like everything my Grandmother baked.
german apple cake
(makes two 9x9 cakes)
2 cups flour, sifted
4 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
2/3 cup sugar
1 cup milk
Mix all these ingredients together and beat the batter for 2 minutes.
3 cups apples, peeled & sliced (Stayman/Winesap are my favorite for baking)
4 tsp cinammon
2/3 cup brown sugar
Mix these together well.
Grease two 8x8 cake pans and pour in the batter. Sprinkle over with the topping and dot with butter. Bake at 350 degrees for about 30 minutes, til golden brown and a knife inserted comes out clean.
Enjoy munching on this tasty cake soon. It's simple enough to make a wonderful weeknight dessert surprise for your family on a dreary winter day - especially with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. And don't forget to share.