Nothing much tops the smell of apples and cinnamon baking in something heavenly or simmering on the stove turning into applesauce. I had a bag of apples and instead of the usual apple crisp I decided to make an apple cake. I used my best white cake recipe which has cream cheese in it and then topped it with a cream cheese icing. This cake would also be good with a caramel sauce, caramel frosting or plain. If you do not want to use dairy in an apple cake, another option for a base cake to use with apples would be my Spice Cake: myegglessworld.wordpress.com/2013/06/08/spice-cake. The Spice Cake can be made dairy-free as well by exchanging the milk in the recipe and using all water.
This cake is very moist.
- 1/2 cup softened butter
- 1/2 large pkg cream cheese softened-equal to 125 grams
- 1 and 1/4 cup white sugar
- 1/2 cup plain unsweetened yogurt (equivalent to 2 eggs)
- 2 tsp vanilla
Mix well and in a separate bowl sift dry ingredients:
- 2 and 2/3 cup flour
- 4 tbsp cornstarch
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp nutmeg
- 1 and 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 3/4 tsp baking soda
- 3/4 tsp salt
Gradually alternate the dry ingredients into the batter with:
- 1 and 1/4 cup milk mixed with 1 tsp vinegar
Mix well. Then add:
2 and 1/2 cup chopped apples. Just mix to disperse apples.
Bake at 350 degrees F for approximately 50-55 mins in a tube pan or 40-45 minutes in a 9 by 13 pan.