Monday, April 11, 2011

Apple cake ~

The first layer of fruit & streusel
I don't do this often, serve what is essentially no more than a homey old-fashioned dessert for the kidlets after school snack.  Tossing nutritional value to the wind.  I must be feeling the combination of loving and vulnerable at the same time, wanting to nuture through food.  How under the surface is about simply floating at the top, "Why not have a special treat now and then."   Because my mind doesn't do surface stuff naturally.   Darnit.  :)

Simple apple cake with whole wheat flour ~
Linked to Menu Plan Monday

1 1/2 c. whole wheat flour
1/4 c. tapioca flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 - 1 tsp. nutmeg
6 1/2 T. butter, softened
3/4 c. brown sugar, packed
2 eggs
1/2 c. sour cream
1 apple, cored, peeled, halved, 1/4" slices
Lots of streusel of choice, approximately a cup

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Grease and line with parchment an 8" springform pan.
  • Mix the dry ingredients, set aside.
  • Add the butter and sugar into the mixer bowl...mix until light.
  • Add vanilla and one egg at a time, beating between the additions until light and fluffy.
  • In thirds, alternate adding the flour and sour cream.  Begin with flour, end with sour cream.
  • Spread half the batter in the pan.  Line half the apple slices atop the batter.  Sprinkle the apples with half the streusel.
  • Top with the remaining batter.  Add the apple slices.  Top with remaining streusel.
  • Bake for 60+ minutes.  Use a toothpick in an area without apple, near the middle.   It should spring back when lightly touched.
Notes ~~

This is not very sweet, as I tend to bake for us, it's my perference.  If you are...say...from the might care for more sugar, the recipe can take to add up to 1-1/8 c. sugar.  This would also be good with some added almonds or pecans.  

Lil' dude asked for seconds ~ be still my beating I said yes.  

Apple crumb cake

xoxo ~
Lil' nose rubs ~ :)


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