Usually for Christmas, and sometimes for Thanksgiving also, I like to bake a cinnamon apple cake for my family. They actually sort of harass me to make it weeks in advance. The recipe I use is shown below, I use one I found years ago on All Recipes. However, I do change the measurement for sugar a little bit because who doesn't love more sugar.
I use all of these ingredients in my cake (green apples, eggs, baking powder, vegetable oil, flour, sugar, salt, cinnamon, and vanilla extract). First I put eggs and sugar in the mixer for 15 minutes. Then I mix all of my dry ingredients even though it would probably be better to peel and chop the apples first so that I don't have to rush and do it while the eggs and sugar is mixing. I usually try to get my mom to help me do this even though it's only 5 apples.
I really like making this cake because I love the way it tastes and I like to see my family's faces when they eat it. It makes me happy to see them enjoying something that I made.
I like baking during this time of year mainly because of the weather. I also like to light candles for the smell and the homey feel the give the house. Now that it's all cold and sometimes snowy so the smells of a cake baking is just amazing.
After everything is mixed, I pour it all into the pan. Then I sprinkle some cinnamon and sugar on top of the cake to add a little more sweetness.
And here is the finished product. I think it smells amazing and I'm always happy to share it with my family.
Apple Cake IV
Submitted By: Ann
"A great tasting, moist cake and a great way to use up extra apples"
5 apples - peeled, cored and sliced
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
4 teaspoons ground cinnamon
4 teaspoons baking powder
2 cups white sugar
1 cup vegetable oil
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup chopped walnuts
4 teaspoons white sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) lightly grease and flour a 9x13 inch pan.
2. Sift together flour, salt, cinnamon and baking powder. Set aside.
3. In a large bowl, beat eggs and sugar for 15 minutes on high speed with an electric mixer. Add oil and blend in.
4. Add four mixture and mix well. Add vanilla. Fold in apples and nuts. Pour batter into 9x13 inch pan.
5. In a small bowl, mix 4 teaspoons sugar with 1 teaspoon cinnamon. Sprinkle over cake.
6. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 50 to 60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into center of cake comes out clean.
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