One Bowl Apple Cake

"I found this recipe on Epicurious, but I've cut back dramatically on the sugar (from 1-3/4 cup to 1 cup), and substituted maple syrup for the sugar (2/3 cup maple syrup = 1 cup sugar). I also used 3 Granny Smith apples and 3 Gala apples rather than all Galas, making for a more complex flavor and texture. I don't do much baking, but this is easy and delicious!"
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Ready In:
1hr 10mins




  • Preheat oven to 350°.
  • In a large bowl, mix the eggs, sugar, cinnamon and oil.
  • Peel and slice the apples and add to mixture in bowl (coating as you go to keep apples from turning brown.).
  • Mix together the baking soda and flour and add to the ingredients in the bowl. Mix well (best with a fork) until all of the flour is absorbed by the wet ingredients.
  • Pour mixture into a greased one 9"x13" or two 9″ round pans.
  • Bake for approximately 55 minutes.

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  1. Made this exactly as the recipe reads .. The maple syrup I used was on the thin side but not anything with corn syrup in it , it was real maple syrup .. I thought it was just a touch not sweet enough , I did sprinkle it with cinnamon sugar on the top before putting it in the oven ,and after tasting it a sprinkled more on it .. Seems I could taste the baking soda a bit .. I had some apples I really needed to use up so that was the reason for making this ..If I make it again I think I will go with the 1 cup of sugar and maybe a 1/2 cup of apple sauce and a nice cinnamon and sugar glaze to top it with ......I also think I will increase the oil a bit ...


I only came to cooking in my 50s, when we moved home to a tiny town with only a few restaurants. I'm always on the hunt for easy, flavorful recipes (often ethnic cuisines), and I'm always ready to try something new and different! In cold weather I gravitate to stews, soups, and casseroles of the not-too-heavy kind; in hot weather I love a salad or cold soup. Partly because of my husband's diabetes (I'm borderline) and partly out of indolence, baking is not my thing.
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