Friday, March 11, 2011

Apple cake

Pour half a batter into oiled pan.
Then add cut apples
Pour the remaining batter over the apples
The cake just out of the oven.
This is the easiest apple cake ever. And the most versatile, too. It requires just a few ingredients and some of them can be substituted. Like, sour cream can be changed to mayo or butter. Whatever you have at home at the time, will still make this cake great. This recipe is passed on from my mom, to my aunt, and then it reached me.
Whenever I don't want to fuss too much, like tonight, it's a perfect desert idea. Just throw a few simple ingredients together and you have a great cake with tea or milk.

You will need:
4 eggs
1 cup of sugar (I use the Pyrex 250 ml cups)
1 cup sour cream or mayo, or butter (half a cup, melted)
1/2 tsp of baking powder
2 cups of sifted flour
6-8 apples, cored, cut lengthwise thinly

Beat the eggs with sugar, until they double in size and the mixture becomes thicker.
Add sour cream (or mayo or butter) and baking powder. Then slowly add the flour.
Core the apples and cut them.
Take the baking pan, I like the round one, with the sides that open. You can use whatever you have. Oil the pan or put parchment paper. If you will oil the pan, don't over do it, because oil will drip from the sides (if using the pan with open sides).
Once your batter is ready, pour half into the baking dish.
Then put all the apples. Pour the rest of the batter on top. Scrape the sides with the spatula. Even it out and bake for about an hour at 350 F. To make sure it's baked, check with toothpick. I baked it tonight for an hour and fifteen minutes..

You may add some vanilla. You can also put some cinnamon on the apples with a touch of sugar. Whatever you like. Like I said, it's very versatile, it's almost like creating your own cake!
That is it. Very easy, use whatever you have at home, add some personal touches, and you will have a new family favorite. Enjoy!