Lakewood Apple Cake to be exact. This is my first real baked good turned out of the kitchen since our move. I baked boxed brownies, but that's not real brownies. Today, I measured and mixed and greased and baked a real cake. Oh, how I love the cooler weather and my "jakey" little kitchen. For real, the new kitchen is rough. I love it! Every broken cupboard hinge, weird layout and make shift counter, jakey inch of it, I love.
Back to the cake. Make it, and eat it! You'll be glad.
Lakewood Apple Cake
credit goes to some random ancient newspaper clipping found in cookbook from a garage sale
- 2 cups enriched unsifted all purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon of iodized salt (not sure why the recipe specifies this but I follow directions)
- 1 1/4 cups of sugar
- 1 cup vegetable oil
- 3 lightly beaten eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 4 cups peeled diced apples Jonathan, Golden Delicious, Winesap, McIntosh, Wealthy, or Melrose
- 1/2 cup chopped nuts
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9x13 baking pan.
Stir together flour, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt. In a separate bowl beat together sugar and oil. Add eggs and vanilla. Beat in dry ingredients. Add apples and nuts. Pour into prepared pan and bake in preheated oven for 60 minutes or until edges begin to pull away from the pan. Cool in pan and cut into squares.
Okay, I don't always follow directions. I didn't peel or dice my apples. I popped the apple corer/slicer thing on top of the apple, gave it a whack and ended up with nice little pretty sections of apples. I left them, just like that, and the result was darned good. I toasted some slivered almonds in a dry pan to add to the batter. They added a nice crunch. I really don't know what type of apple I used. Mister brought them home for me. I'm not an apple expert. As long as they aren't mealy in texture then I like them. These were great. Also, I just stirred everything by hand.
What a great way to say I love you to your family. Bake them an Apple Cake on Sunday!