A few weeks ago, B and I went apple picking! Growing up in Upstate New York, apple picking is something I remember doing every fall. We’d go to my favorite Indian Ladder farms, pick a bunch of apples, buy some cider donuts and call it a day. My dad would make my Grandma’s apple sauce recipe, and that’s when I knew fall was really here.
I haven’t lived in NY for quite a few years, but I’ve been working to bring the tradition with me. So this year, B and I went apple picking at Patterson’s. While it’s no Indian Ladder, it will certainly do while I’m in Cleveland :) We picked mostly Golden Delicious and Jonathans and brought home two bags!
After making apple muffins, eating an apple (or two) a day, it was time to get rid of the 6+ apples we still had left, two weeks later.
Luckily, I still happened to have a recipe laying around from last year, given to me from my coworker, Gail. Gail had brought in a delicious, moist apple cake and I HAD to try it out – with my own twists* of course! The result? A delicious, sweet, moist gooey cake. I’ll definitely be making it again!
Ooey Gooey Apple Cake With Vanilla Glaze
Here’s what you’ll need:
For the cake:
- 2 cups flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 2 tsp cinamon
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 3 eggs
- 1 cup oil
- 1 3/4 cup sugar
- 6 diced apples
For the icing:
- 1 cup confectioners’ sugar
- 2-3 teaspoons milk
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
Here’s what you’ll do:
- Mix together flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt in a small bowl and set aside.
- Combine eggs with oil and sugar. Slowly mix in flour mixture.
- Fold in diced apples. (*i didn’t do this, but Gail also folded in 1 c chopped nuts)
- Pour mixture (it will be sticky) into 13x9x2 pan and bake 350 for 35 min or until done.
- While the cake is baking, blend together ingredients for glaze. Add in powdered sugar slowly so that it doesn’t become too thick.
- When cake is cool, drip glaze over cake.
Enjoy! Try not to eat the whole cake at once :)
*To make Gail’s recipe as is, add 1 c chopped nuts to the batter and ditch the glaze. If you can!