My mom and dad have three apple trees in their backyard, that have started producing an abundance of apples.  My dad asked me if I would like to do anything with the apples, as they are more "baking apples" than "eating apples".  I took the challenge to try and find a recipe for an apple cake because it is becoming Autumn and nothing screams "AUTUMN" like apples, and cinnamon, and cake.  I mean who could argue with that?!  I found this recipe on Pinch of Yum (linked, so you can check out their website if you would like!)

But for your convenience, I will also post the recipe here.
  • 1 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 1/2 cup chopped apples
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon butter
NOTE: I used regular milk, as I did not have/want to use buttermilk, and I accidentally used 2 cups instead of 1 1/2 cups of apples.  Oops living life on the wild side.

  • Preheat oven to 325.
  • Mix ingredients in order, except for the last 3 ingredients.
  • Pour batter in a greased 9x13" pan.
  • Combine last 3 ingredients to make a topping and sprinkle it evenly over batter.
  • Bake for 45 minutes.
(pssssttt!  It's even more delicious served warm!)

Here are some of the delicious apples from the backyard apple trees.

When the batter is all mixed and in the pan. 

With the cinnamon sugar rumble on top, ready to be baked in the oven.

Not the best picture, but a slice of the finished cake.  Delicious, and made the house smell of baked apples and cinnamon: the PERFECT autumn scent.

 And that's it!  So easy, and delicious.
Get baking my friends! x