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
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.
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.
Bake for 40-45 minutes.
Cake is done when a toothpick is inserted into the center of the cake and comes out clean.
Serve with homemade pears or peaches on the side. Enjoy!