Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Apple Pie Cake

This is a stunner of a cake that you can mix in a single bowl. You can bake it in a pie pan and cut in slices like a pie to serve, or bake in an 8x8 pan and cut it into squares. If you cut it in pie slices, you'll probably want to add a little whipped cream or ice cream.

Tools: Mixing bowl, mixing spoon, oven


1 cup sugar
1/4 vegetable oil
1 egg
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp ginger
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1 teaspoon baking soda dissolved in 2 Tbsp hot water
1 Tbsp vanilla extract
1 cup flour
1/2 cup chopped pecans or walnuts (pistachios might work)
2 cups diced apple (I leave the peel on)

1. Preheat oven to 350
2. Mix together all ingredients in a large mixing bowl.
3. Pour into greased pie plate or 8x8 pan. Bake for 40-45 minutes. (Test by stabbing with a toothpick and seeing if it comes out clean. If you're me, start checking at 30 minutes just in case.)
4. Remove from oven when golden brown and toothpick comes out clean.

Notes: If you're feeling showy, you can replace the cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg with 2 tsp of Chinese five spice seasoning. You can also use only cinnamon and it will still be delicious.