Apple Cake

Served with a homemade canned pear

Served with a homemade canned pear

We like to eat a lot of apples.  So much so that I buy them by the bushel.  On their own, apples make a great snack, but combined in a cake..they are excellent.  This cake is very easy to make and is a family favorite.  It is also very versatile and various fruits can be substituted.  In the fall, we always make this cake with Italian “prune” plums.



1/4 cup melted butter

3/4 cup brown sugar

2-3 apples – peeled and sliced


1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour

3  tsp. baking powder

3/4 tsp. salt

1/2 tsp. cinnamon

1/3 cup butter at room temperature

1 cup sugar

2 eggs

1 cup milk

1 tsp. vanilla extract



Preheat oven to 350 F.

Pour melted butter into a 10-inch cake pan.  Make sure to cover the edges of the pan.

Sprinkle sugar on top.

Add sliced apples and set aside.



Sift together flour,baking powder, salt and cinnamon.016

Cream together butter and sugar in a separate bowl.  Beat in both eggs.021

Combine milk and vanilla extract in a measuring cup.

Alternate adding 1/3 of the dry ingredients and 1/3 of the milk to the creamed butter.  Beat in between additions.

Once the final “thirds” have been added, beat the batter for 1 more minute.023

Spread batter over apples in cake pan.024

Bake for 40-45 minutes.

Cake is done when a toothpick is inserted into the center of the cake and comes out clean.

Leave cake in pan and cool on rack for 30 minutes. 033

Serve with homemade pears or peaches on the side.  Enjoy!

Served with a homemade canned pear

Served with a homemade canned pear


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