Sunday, November 3, 2013

apple pecan cake

we're bundting.
this is as classic as it gets, this apple bunt.

if i was dared to finish an entire cake in two hours, this is the one i would choose.

so. there's my grandest dessert endorsement.

eat four slices accidentally, you everything-in-moderation fools!

Apple Pecan Cake
adapted from smittenkitchen

*it gets even better on the day after it's made, i believe, so do consider holding out until tomorrow. 

5-6 apples, i used a mix of honeycrisp and fuji
1 tbsp cinnamon
5 tbsp sugar

2 3/4 cups flour, sifted
1 tbsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1 cup vegetable oil
2 cups sugar
1/4 cup orange juice
2 1/2 tsp vanilla
4 eggs
1 cup toasted pecans, chopped (optional)

preheat oven to 350. grease a bundt pan. peel, core, and chop apples into chunks. toss with cinnamon and sugar and set aside. 

stir together flour, baking powder, and salt in a large mixing bowl. in a separate bowl, whisk together oil, orange juice, sugar, and vanilla. mix wet ingredients into the dry, then add eggs, one at a time. scrape down the bowl to ensure all the ingredients are incorporated. 
spread half the batter into the bottom of the bunt pan. top with about half of the cinnamon apples. spread the rest of the cake batter over and then top with the rest of the apples. 
bake until a tester comes out clean, about one hour. 

oh. so i was scanning through the archives, thinking about Apples:

lay thin slices of tart apple on top of a salted caramel tart.
dip apples in peanut butter.
replace the corn with apple in this salad

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