Sunday, October 30, 2011

.chunky apple cake.

several friends of mine at work all had birthdays in the same week. to celebrate them, i wanted to bake something scrumptious that embodied the season in which they were born- autumn.

with apples in abundance, i found this delicious apple cake recipe on smitten kitchen and couldn't resist making it for my birthday friends.

after chopping up apples for what felt like days, i tossed them with cinnamon and had the scents of the dish start to fill up my kitchen. delish.

with all the ingredients mixed and ready to be matched together, i layered the batter and apples into my greased bundt pan and placed the unbaked cake into the oven.

what came out on the other side of cooking was a chunky, apple-licious and gooey cake that emanated autumn.

if you're looking for a pleasing fall dessert that is a little different than a traditional pie, try out this apple cake. it is oh so good.

apple bundt cake
adapted from smitten kitchen
6 apples, Mom uses McIntosh apples
1 tablespoon cinnamon
5 tablespoons sugar
2 3/4 cups flour, sifted
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup vegetable oil
2 cups sugar
1/4 cup orange juice
2 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
4 eggs

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a bundt pan. Peel, core and chop apples into chunks. Toss with cinnamon and sugar and set aside.
Stir together flour, baking powder and salt in a large mixing bowl. In a separate bowl, whisk together oil, orange juice, sugar and vanilla. Mix wet ingredients into the dry ones, then add eggs, one at a time. Scrape down the bowl to ensure all ingredients are incorporated.
Pour half of batter into prepared pan. Spread half of apples over it. Pour the remaining batter over the apples and arrange the remaining apples on top. Bake for about 1 1/2 hours, or until a tester comes out clean.

**i baked mine for less time. i suggest you begin checking with a toothpick to come out clean at about 50 minutes.**

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