What to do with three kids when the school work is done and the apples are piled high in the fruit bowl?
Make cake of course!
Use a handy dandy peeler/corer to slice and peel four apples. Then let the kids eat the “snakes.” Those are the ribbons from the peel. Yum!
Mix the sliced apples with sugar and cinnamon then arrange in concentric circles in your cake pan. Pour some batter over it and bake it up. The smell is amazing!
Let it cool a little bit, then flip it over onto your serving dish. Enjoy with whipped cream or a little bit of ice cream. But, it’s just as yummy on it’s own!
Here’s the recipe:
- 1 stick unsalted butter (I use I can’t believe it’s not butter sticks)
- 4 medium apples
- 1 TBSP cinnamon
- 1/2 cup sugar, plus 1 TBSP sugar (divided use)
- 1 cup flour
- 1 egg, lightly beaten
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease the bottom and sides of an 8 or 9 inch cake pan. Melt the butter and set aside to cool to room temperature. Peel, core, and slice the apples. Place them in a bowl and coat with cinnamon and the 1 TBSP sugar. Place apples in the pan. Sift the rest of the sugar and the flour together, whisk in the egg and melted butter until it’s just combined. Pour over fruit, and smooth it with a spatula.
Place in the oven on the center rack and bake until the cake is golden brown and a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean, about 40 to 45 minutes. Cool about 15 minutes on a wire rack. Enjoy!
Note: The original recipe called for 1 whole cup of sugar, I cut it in half and it was still very sweet. We used some gala and a golden delicious apple.
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