It’s apple season! I just made this cake today with Honey Crisp apples that my mom gave us and it was goodelicious – a word my daughter made up. We couldn’t possibly eat all these apples so I decided to make this cake and “use up” some apples. (I ended up using only three apples as these are HUGE)
This recipe comes from my hubby’s friend, Rod, who brings this Apple Hill Cake for my kids whenever he comes over for dinner. “It’s simple to make; almost too simple to screw up”, he says. But I did manage to screw up once and it came out too soggy. I think I used the wrong apples. The crunchy hard apples like Granny Smith or Honey Crisp might fare better than soft apples like Fuji or Red Delicious. Use the kinds of apples you’d make apple pies with. But no matter what apples you use, this easy apple cake won’t last long – have a piece before the crowd gobbles them up.
Uncle Rod’s Apple Hill Cake
4 C of thinly sliced apples (about 6 medium apples)
1 tbsp of oil and 1tbsp of flour for the pan
1 1/2 C sugar (I use 1C of regular sugar and 1/2 C of light brown sugar for the taste)
1/2 Cup Oil ( I use Canola oil)
2 tsp baking soda
2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp nutmeg
1 tsp salt
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Beat the sugar mixture and sift the dry ingredients.
- Add apple slices to sugar mixture and coat the apples.
- Add dry ingredients to the apple mixture and blend in and coat the apples evenly as possible. The consistency of the batter will be gooey.
- Oil and flour a 9×13 glass pan (other types of pan will cook faster and brown the edges quicker)
- Bake the mixture in greased and floured pan in the oven for 1 hour.
- Serve hot with scoop of ice cream or whipped cream. Or just plain. Yum!
*Note: Brown sugar makes the cake darker. IF you don’t like the taste or the dark color, you can use the regular sugar or Turbinado sugar.
My favorite local organic/minimal spraying apple orchard is Fish Kill Farms where I buy peaches and apples. But these are from Weed Farms, another local apple orchard that grow Honey Crisps that we love. Check out your local organic apple farms and buy organic apples as apples are usually heavily sprayed with pesticides.