Apple Picking = Apple Baking!

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!

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