J’s Mom, Miss B, makes a Fresh Apple Cake that is delicious. It’s one of my favorite cakes. A few years ago I found a Spiced Apple Dessert recipe at Taste of Home. Just my luck, it was basically the same recipe. The Taste of Home version was basically a half recipe of Miss B’s, just the right amount for J and I!
I like the recipe so much I make muffins out of it too! I substitute honey for the sugar and use a combination of white whole wheat flour and whole wheat flour. Depending on the day I might toss in raisins or dried cranberries. It’s kind of like cake for breakfast.
1 C All-Purpose Flour
1 C Granulated Sugar or ½ C Honey
1 tsp Baking Soda
1 tsp Ground Cinnamon
1/4 tsp Salt
1 Egg, Lightly Beaten
2 C Shredded Peeled Tart Apples
1/4 C Chopped Walnuts
In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking soda, cinnamon and salt. Combine egg and apples; add to flour mixture and mix well. Stir in walnuts.
Transfer to an 8-in. square baking dish coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean.
To add a little dessert pizzazz top Apple Cake with Caramel Ice cream Topping or Homemade Caramel Sauce and maybe a scoop of ice cream!
Cake or muffin, plain or pizzazz this flexible recipe can work for different types of occasions and taste buds.