Thursday, October 3, 2013

Fall Apple Cake

One of my overriding goals for this blog is to be aware of limitations that college students face who might be interested in cooking for themselves without stretching cost or needing to buy a lot of single-use equipment pieces.  I am trying to keep ingredients common, and equipment limited to the items you already own or would use for multiple recipes and other purposes.


Nothing is simpler than this recipe for a quick dessert.  No, it's not extravagant, but it is so easy.  The house smells warm, inviting, comforting.  You don't need a mixer or any funny shaped cake mold--just your ability to stir, peel, and chop, and pour into the pyrex dish you have already been using in other dishes.

(Found on Pinterest)

Equipment:
9" x 13" Pyrex Dish, greased
Large mixing bowl
Spatula
Whisk

Ingredients:
1 1/2 cups light brown sugar
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1 egg
1 cup buttermilk
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp vanilla
2 1/2 cups flour
1 1/2 cups apples, peeled and chopped





Topping:
1/3 cup sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
1 Tablespoon butter, diced

Instructions:
1. Wash your hands.
2. Preheat oven to 325F degrees.
3. Mix ingredients step-wise, IN ORDER except for the Topping ingredients:

--Combine brown sugar & oil



--Add one egg




--Add buttermilk


--Add soda



--Add vanilla


--Add flour gradually.





4. Peel, chop and dice apple (approx 1 1/2 apples ).  Fold into the batter with a spatula.




5. Pour into greased pyrex dish


6. Make the topping using a fork to combine ingredients into a coarse meal 




7. Sprinkle topping over the batter.

8. Bake for 40 minutes.

9. Add ice cream or whipping cream or just have it plain with a cold glass of milk.