I made a fun apple cake yesterday and it ended up being a hit! It really isn’t that hard, and this was my first cake recipe from scratch.
This is a chunkier apple cake, and the size of the chunks reminds me a lot of apple pie. But the consistency of the cake is amazing with the apple, and it’s thicker like a coffee cake.
It seems like you’ll need a lot for this recipe, but honestly I had all the ingredients but the apples and custard right in the kitchen. I hope you enjoy this little fall treat!
3 c flour
2 t baking powder
1/8 t salt
1/4 t cloves (ground)
1/4 t nutmeg (ground)
6 oz butter (can be cold)
3/4 c sugar
2 large Granny Smith apples and 2 large Golden Delicious apples (or just 4 Granny Smith if you’d like)
2/4 c milk
2 T sugar (for top of cake)
1 pack of vanilla jello pudding (for an easy custard)
1. Grease and flour a taller pan to give it a thick up-and-down shape
2. Preheat oven to 375 degrees
3. Mix the flour, salt, baking powder, nutmeg, and cloves together in a big mixing bowl
4. Cut your butter into pieces and mix it with your fingers. That’s right, just keep mushing the butter into the flour mixture until it’s the same consistency and a bit crumbly. (Obviously wash your hands before this)
5. Add the sugar to the flour mixture
6. Peel and cut your apples. We took the cores out of the apples, split them into 4 pieces, and cut each of those 3 or 4 times. Some pieces were chunky, but it works well for the cake.
7. Add the apples to the flour mixture and mix thoroughly
8. In a small bowl, mix milk and eggs together, and then add to the apple mixture and mix until you get a very dough-y batter.
9. Empty the dough into the ready pan and try to smooth out every part with a spatula or spoon.
10. Pour the sugar on top and all over the surface of the batter before putting it into the oven
11. Let it cook for 40-50 minutes (with a smaller pan, mine was completely ready at 40 minutes) and check when it comes out by sticking a toothpick in the middle
12. For the custard sauce, you could make your own from scratch, but I was hesitant to do that this time. I bought a vanilla jello pudding pack and added the milk over the stove until it came to a low boil. While it was still thin, I poured it on top of the slices, and it worked beautifully with the cake!
I was pretty proud of this cake to be honest with you! It’s perfect for a cold autumn night with your friends or family (as you can see, Rex liked the cake too).
Try this out and tell me what you think!