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Easy Apple Cake is moist and tender. Full of apple and Fall spice flavor. A cake recipe with simple ingredients it is perfect for breakfast, a coffee break, or dessert.
This cake is super easy and uses ingredients right from your pantry. I love the apple and spice flavor. Made with healthy ingredients, it is a treat to enjoy on a weekend morning.
How to Make Easy Apple Cake
This cake uses ingredients right from your pantry. I made a few healthy switches using whole wheat pastry flour, olive oil and cut back on sugar.
First you want to gather all your ingredients. This is something that makes cooking so much easier. This simple step ensures you have all your ingredients and they are there and measured as you put your recipe together.
Collect your dry ingredients, whole wheat pastry flour, baking powder, salt. Tip: shift all these ingredients together to make sure your dry ingredients are mixed and lump-free and add to the mixing bowl. Add cane sugar.
Mix your wet ingredients, egg, milk, olive oil, and vanilla.
Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and mix well. This will make about 2 cups of cake batter.
Apple Topping and Filling
Peel and core one apple. Thinly slice. The slices will be placed on top of the cake batter before baking. See the picture below.
Peel and finely chop a second apple. Mix with brown sugar and spice.
Prepare a 9 inch cake pan by spraying with non-stick cooking spray. Add piece of parchment paper cut to fit in the bottom. Lightly spray parchment paper.
Add one cup of cake batter to the pan. Sprinkle with chopped apple. Add remainder of batter. Lightly place apple slices on top of the cake batter.
Tip: be aware that apple slices may cook into the batter. No worries just add a dusting of powdered sugar once the cake has cooled and no one will be the wiser.
Bake at 350 degrees F for 30-35 minutes until a tooth pick inserted in the center come out clean without any batter.
Run a knife around the edge of the pan to loosen the cake. Let cool for 10 minutes.
Place a cooling rack over the top of the pan. Turn the cake over. Remove the parchment paper, and transfer to a serving plate. Dust with powder sugar. Enjoy.
Apple: ripe pears work great with this recipe.
Whole Wheat Pastry Flour: all-purpose flour would have a similar texture. If you want to stay with whole wheat, use white whole wheat flour. The cakes texture will be a bit heavier.
Olive Oil: substitute canola oil or other oil on hand.
Allspice: no allspice on hand? No problem, you can add 1/4 tsp of nutmeg, and 1/2 tsp of nutmeg to 1/2 tsp of cinnamon.
I used the following equipment to make this cake. (#ad)
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