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!