Not Much to Look at…

October 7, 2008

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Actually reminds me of the surface of Mars…

But the taste is Heavenly!

My Mama’s Counter Apple Cake

Each fall this is a staple on our counter. It bakes up moist–and it stays moist! It’s all those slices of apples nestled amongst the crumbs–it keeps well just sitting on the counter (well-wrapped, of course!)–it would stay moist for a week I bet. Not that I can swear to that claim cause it’s certainly never lasted that long enough around here for me to test it. *smile*

It’s perfect for dessert, a midnight snack, breakfast…or wrapped up in wax paper for you (or your kids) to take along to the game or on a bike ride.

And it’s a cinch to put together too…the only thing that takes a bit of time is the peeling and slicing of the apples. But if you get yourself one of these little gadgets, it’ll take mere minutes. And seriously–if you cook with apples at all, this is one of those one-hit-wonder kitchen gadgets that more than earns it space on the shelf. One of the best purchases I’ve ever made. And it has increased my apple-pie-turnout exponentially…making many people agree with me! *smile*

Mama’s Counter Apple Cake

1 1/2 cups Sugar

3 Eggs

1 cup Oil

2 cups Flour

1 teaspoon Baking Soda

1 teaspoon Cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon Salt

1 teaspoon Vanilla

2 cups Sliced/Shredded Apples (& peeled of course!)

Preheat Oven to 375 degrees. Grease a 9×13 baking dish and set aside.

1) In a large bowl, mix the sugar, eggs and oil until well-blended.

2) Add the flour, soda, cinnamon and salt–mix well. Batter will be very sticky and thick.

3) Add the vanilla, mix well.

4) Fold in the apples until well-distributed.

5) Spread batter in the prepared baking dish and bake for 40-45 minutes, until tester comes out clean. It will look a bit crackly on the top, too.

6) Cool in pan on rack. Cut, eat and enjoy.

Or skip the “cooling” part–and serve while still warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Yum!

This is so simple to do–with one of those peeler-corer-slicers, you can have this in the oven in about 15 minutes. So go ahead–give it a try….

And let me know how long it lasts on your counter! *smile*

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