I usually make my mom something for Mother’s Day (I’ve come a long way from a pack of hugs & kisses tickets) and this year she requested cake! My mom actually taught me this recipe, and I’ve found a video of us making it together in our archive! Please give this cake a try, it’s so simple.
What you need:
- 2 eggs, plus 1 yolk
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 1 cup flour
- 1/2 sunflower oil
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 tsp Autumn Harvest Blend, or cinnamon
- dash of dried ginger
- Zest of one lemon
- 3 cups very ripe apples
- Butter & flour to coat baking pan
- Mixer – hand held or standing
- 9 inch round cake pan
Preheat oven to 350° F
Grease the baking pan with butter and a light dusting of flour. This will help to keep the cake from sticking to the pan.
Beat the eggs and sugar until foamy with a hand mixer or a standing mixer with a paddle attachment. Add all remaining ingredients, except the apples, and mix until combined. With a spoon, mix in the apples until they are incorporated.
Pour the batter in the pan and bake for 1 hour. If you’d like a crunchier top texture, sprinkle a bit sugar on top before baking. The cake is done when you pierce with a knife and it comes out clean.
Let cool for 10 minutes in the pan, then transfer to a cooling rack.