This cake is wonderful! I made it to take to a get together with my family and ended up leaving the little bit that was left over for my dad who is a real apple connoisseur. Ended up going home and making a second one that same day. Still after a week, it's all I can think about and can't wait to have time to make another. P.S. I did make one change. I added 1 tablespoon of flour to the sugar and water before bringing them to a boil.
Excellent cake, and easy too! I love not having to peel the apples, and I couldn't even tell that I had used 1/2 whole wheat pastry flour. I also cut the sugar and used only half the topping, and that gave a plenty sweet cake. I sprinkled walnuts on top, which toasted a bit during baking. I also used applesauce instead of oil.
I have almost this same recipe, but it is halved and made in an 8x8 pan (my recipe does call for 3/4 tsp. soda and 1/2 tsp salt), so that is not QUITE matching, but close enough! I do not peel my apples, which makes it SO much easier. My recipe doesn't have the topping, I can't wait to try this. You just can't beat the cake--it's excellent!
This cake is like pudding. I served it warm with whipped cream. It is a real comfort food. I would reduce the sugar in the cake if I made it again. It was pretty sweet and that is coming from a true sweet tooth.
After several adjustments, I love this cake. I cut back the sugar to 1 1/3 cups, it was just the right sweetness. I also used whole wheat pastry flour, 1/4cup of soaked raisins, in addition to the cinnamon I added 2 tsp. of ginger, I also used some very old soft apples. I did not make the topping. I'll be making this cake on a regular basis.
Perfect cake for fall. My husband loved it and took it to work where his crew devoured the whole cake in 10 minutes flat. Thank you Virginia.
Made basically as is, except for replacing some of the white sugar in the batter with brown sugar. Delicious!
Wonderful moist cake! I used two granny smith apples, and one braeburn. I was worried while mixing it up because the batter looked so thick, but it rose up nice between the apple chunks to make a thick cake. Because of lazyness (and due to the fact that all my dishes were dirty) I skipped the topping, and served warm with a dollop of Cool Whip and some caramel ice cream topping for a garnish. Great cake, I'm hoping nobody else wants dessert tonight!
I thought this was a great cake but my husband complained that it was too moist and fell apart too easily. I was certain to follow directions exactly but perhaps I didn't beat the eggs till fluffy enough or maybe I messed up the topping. It seemed to be an aweful lot and pretty thin. I liked it though!!
This was really so good! it was so easy to make and it tastes great. I also used apple juice and I loved it, thank you!