Recipe by Jenny Sanders
Yes, I know there's a glut of apple cake recipes here already. I want mine. Mine has what I think most apple cakes lack - a TON of apples. I use 5 large apples, even if it's a bit more than 4 cups. There's a trick to getting the cake just chock-full of apples. Here it is.
- 2 cups soft whole wheat flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄3 cup vegetable oil
- 1 cup dark brown sugar (I use Sucanat)
- 2 eggs
- 4 cups diced raw apples (5 large apples)
Directions See How It's Made
- Preheat the oven to 350°F Oil a 9"x13" pan and set it aside.
- In a large bowl, mix the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt.
- Push the flour mixture to one side of the bowl.
- Measure the sugar into the other side of the bowl, and break the eggs over it.
- Pour over the oil, and beat the eggs and oil into the sugar, then mix in the flour.
- The dough will be quite stiff.
- Peel the apples, or not, as you prefer.
- Chop the apples, and mix in two thirds of them.
- There will seem to be far too many apples, but get them mixed in as best you can.
- Spread the batter evenly in the pan.
- Spread the remaining apples evenly over the top.
- Press them down until the batter pushes up around them.
- Bake at 350°F for 45 minutes or until done.