Thursday, September 25, 2014

Apple Snack Cake

LOVE my V slicer! Got this at a yard sale many years ago.  Used the large shredder on the apples....except they came out shaped like french fries.  

Also tested the large holes of a box grater and the cake was just as good. 

Apples chopped fine with a knife, large shredded and large box shredded were all fine for this cake.  

One tip to know when a snack cake is done is when the cake pulls from the edge of the pan.

Apple Snack Cake

2 medium apples, peeled, shredded (about 2 Cups) Red Delicious will probably dissolve when cooking
1/2 Cup brown or white sugar
1/2 tsp cinnamon, ground

1 1/2 Cup all purpose flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
3/4 tsp table salt (a pinch if using salted butter)

1 stick UNsalted butter, melted (8 TB)
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract

If desired, sparkling sugar or cinnamon sugar to sprinkle on top before baking.
Or a simple glaze after the cake is cooled.  About 3 TB confectioners sugar to 1/4-1/2 tsp water.

Preheat the oven to 375'.  Grease an 8x8 or long loaf pan, longer than 9".

In a Medium bowl or large measuring cup mix the shredded apple, sugar and cinnamon.
Let stand 15 minutes to macerate the apples and get the juices, do NOT drain.

In a small bowl mix together flour, baking powder and salt.

In a small microwave safe bowl or measure cup, melt the butter in the microwave about 1 minute or less.
Add the eggs and vanilla, stir well.   Add the melted butter mixture to the apple mixture and stir well.
Add the dry ingredients and mix until no flour remains.  Do not over mix to keep the cake light. 

Bake.  Start checking at 25 minutes.  Between 30-40 minutes is average cooking time depending
on your oven.  The sides will start pulling away from the edges of the pan
and the cake will be golden on top.