Sometimes, it takes *really* looking something over before you realize the error of your ways. I’ve been working away on my second book, and last night I completed the recipe list to be included. (HOORAY!) However, I noticed that most of the recipes that I really want in the book are main courses, and we just can’t have that. So in the next while, I am going to focus on desserts (this shouldn’t be too hard to swallow) 🙂
I was flipping though a little church group cookbook this morning, on the look-out for delicious dessert ideas and I came across this apple cake recipe. It is so tasty. The perfect accompaniment to the perfect cup of coffee.
1 cup margarine
1 1/2 cups flour
1 cup oatmeal
4 TBSP white sugar
2 cups brown sugar
2 tsp vanilla
4 cups apple, peeled and chopped
1/2 cup chopped nuts (I left them out so my kids would eat it)
1 cup flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp cinnamon (I added this too – what is apple cake without cinnamon?)
Mix together margarine the first measure (1 1/2 cups) of flour, the oatmeal and the sugar and press into the bottom of a greased 9×13 pan. Beat the eggs until thick, stir in 2 cups of brown sugar, the vanilla, apples and nuts. Mix flour, baking powder, salt and spices. Add to egg mixture and mix. Spread over the bottom later in the pan, and bake at 350 degrees F for 30-40 minutes, until apples are golden and toothpick inserted into centre comes out clean.
We love your Brownie recipe.
I think a little bit of frosting and it’ll be perfect for my kids, lol! You see, cake for them just got to have frosting on it! I love baking and enjoy cake decorating at the same time. So they’re really used to having cakes with all the icing and stuff. But anyway, I’m sure they’ll going to love this one, they simply love fruit bits in their cakes and even in their pancakes and muffins. I guess I’m lucky that I don’t have to force them to eating fruits, lol!
OMG Cat, that looks wonderful…will be making this to try 🙂
You HAVE to make it!! Very delicious, and very European (I thought)
Just a superbly easy dessert good for any season!
looks very nice thank you I love
Cake recipes are the specialty of my best friend, my favorite ones are those exotic fruit cakes’,.
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hi catherine…tried the apple cake…..i used quaker oats…but the base which i pressed into the bottom of the greased pan turned out to be very hard after baking…please let me know what i have done wrong….do i need to use some other brand of oats? please advise
Hey, I was reading your post and I just wanted to say thank you for putting out such great content. There is so much junk on the internet these days its hard to find anything worthwhile. I actually have cooked this recipe before, I got this book last month on recommendation from a friend http://ninjahq.com/go/cookingrecipes and it turned out really nice! I’m very eager to try your variation of it though, it looks fantastic. I think you might enjoy those recipes, they’re very good. Thanks for the article and tips.
That is strange Priya – I’ve baked it a few times now, and didn’t have a problem. Is it possible you over-baked it??
Hi Catherine. Thanks for your reply. Cud be that the cake got over-baked…Also please let me know if the Quaker oats are to be used directly or do they need to be cooked or soaked in milk.
No, the oatmeal is used right out of the package. I wish it had turned out better for you, as it is a delicious cake :o)
Catherine I luv apples and therefore was so eager to try this out…will definitely try it out again….will take care while baking though….will let u know how it turns out 🙂
Sounds like a great plan! If you LOVE apples, try my applesauce muffin recipe too 🙂 They are very yummy, and the perfect fall treat!
Oh cool one more recipe with apples in itâ€¦â€¦Will surely try out the applesauce muffin recipe and will keep you posted 🙂
Sweet post. I am having a little trouble seeing your blogg in Safari though.. the tables arent lining up right.
the cake recipes on the internet are all very delicious and i want to try and bake all of them ”
I baked this tonight. I like it, but was not thrilled with the bottom layer. I think if I make this again, I would make it with a half cup of brown sugar, and a bit more oats. The way it is, to me, was very bland and doughy. The rest of the cake was amazing, and I think it would make a lovely batch of muffins. Next time I make it, I might whip up some icing to drizzle over it.
Oh, I LOVE your banana muffins, by the way. Do you have a banana bread recipe? I can’t make banana bread, but can make muffins…. so strange…
please check your ingredients double like flour and flour
Flour is *supposed to be here twice*
Hi Cat (: i am making this recipie right now, and i dont quite understand “beat eggs till thick” do you meen till there fluffy?