Today, the morning chill made me think how nice it would be to have something warm and tasty to accompany my coffee. The apples in the fridge reminded me of my favorite apple breakfast and snack cake. This apple cake is so easy to pull together, I knew I would be able to have a warm piece within an hour.
Apple Breakfast and Snack Cake
|Apple Breakfast and Snack Cake|
This apple cake has been in my life very long time. I had it for the first time when I was a fourth-grade student teacher. My supervising teacher brought the cake in as a treat for the other fourth grade teachers. I remember it took all of my self-control not to eat multiple pieces of the cake. Instead, I asked for the recipe and made myself a whole one to eat!
If you have any leftovers, wrap individual pieces in plastic wrap and freeze for a treat with your morning coffee another day or as an after-school snack for the little ones. As a cautionary note, this cake is super moist. Make sure you bake it completely. I especially love this cake the second day.
Apple Breakfast & Snack Cake
- 2 apples, peeled, cored and cut into chunks (about 2 1/2 cups)
- 2 Tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 large egg, beaten
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease a 9x9 inch baking pan. Place the apple chunks in a medium bowl. In a separate bowl, mix the sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt. Sprinkle the spice mixture over the apples and toss to coat.
|Nut Grinder and Nutmeg Grater|
As an aside, I use this nut grinder to finely chop the walnuts for this cake. I also love this nutmeg grater because it allows me to get freshly grated nutmeg anytime I need it. As a bonus, I can store additional nutmegs in the grater.
Pour the egg and melted butter over the apple mixture and toss to coat. Next, whisk together the flour and baking soda. Add the flour mixture to the apples and stir to combine. Add the chopped walnuts, if desired. Spoon the mixture into your prepared pan. This batter will be very thick.
|This Apple Cake Batter is Very Thick|
Bake the cake on the center rack of your oven for 45 minutes, or until it is browned and set. Cool and serve.
Kitchen Essentials for this Recipe
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Shared on Meal Plan Monday.