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Friday, May 1, 2020

Easy One-Bowl Apple Cake

Apples are available year-round, which means you can enjoy this delicious Easy One-Bowl Apple Cake any time you wish!

Apples are usually in our fruit bowl on the table or stored in our root cellar. Depending upon the season and what else we are enjoying, they will be eaten quickly or they will remain behind to mellow and soften. Softening into a juicy sweetness that begs to be used. Often in a sauce, or chopped for a salad but my favorite is this cake.

Fortunately, the kitchen in our new home in Montana comes with a very reliable oven. Which I am grateful for, as baking is something I do regularly. Usually whole wheat bread, but also smaller cakes like this Easy One-Bowl Apple Cake.

You may add one or two of the optional ingredients to change up your cake from time to time. We enjoy raisins, chopped walnut, and chopped dates. But be warned that dates will sink to the bottom of the pan creating a sticky layer. While it is delicious, the cake squares don't come out of the pan without a little insistence on your part! 

Easy One-Bowl Apple Cake with Ice Cream, makes a great dessert!

This cake is perfect plain as a snack cake or you can dress it up for dessert by baking in a round pan, cutting it in wedges, and giving it a little scoop of vanilla ice cream, but the best part? No matter how which pan you use for baking, it is still the same Easy One-Bowl Apple Cake recipe. Nothing better than a sunny day and a fresh cake from the oven...

Ingredients needed for this recipe:

  • Whole Wheat Self-Rising Flour, our recipe found here.
  • apples
  • egg
  • oil or butter
  • applesauce
  • vanilla
  • sugar
You will also need the following:
  • medium mixing bowl
  • paring knife
  • stirring spoon
  • measuring cups
  • measuring spoons
  • baking pan
  • cutting board
Now we are ready to begin!

Easy One-Bowl Apple Cake

Easy One-Bowl Apple Cake
by the seat of my pants!
350-degree oven

1 1/2 c Whole Wheat Self-Rising Flour, recipe found here.
3/4 c sugar
1/4 c oil or melted butter
1 egg
1 t vanilla
1/2 c unsweetened applesauce

2 apples, peeled, if desired, and diced

Combine all ingredients, except the chopped apples. Beat well with a wooden spoon, until the mixture is smooth and forms a nice batter. 

Stir in apples. 

Add optional ingredients if used. 

Turn batter into a prepared 8-inch square baking pan, or a 9-in round pan. 

Bake 35-45 minutes or until done in your oven.  

You may turn the cake out onto a serving plate if desired.

Let cool completely before serving.




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  1. Replies
    1. Thank you, I love creating healthy food. And of course a health dessert is just that much, more fun!

  2. I love apple cake -- it says fall to me!

    1. Apple cake was a favorite of my Mom's, we ate it year round as a kid. But I agree apple desserts are always a good choice late winter when other fruit is not yet available and yes in the fall for the new crop.

  3. I love apple cake! And whole wheat flour, too.

  4. I like the easy one bowl part. My cabin came with an old propane range that came from a trailer in town. The burners worked fine, but the oven was hard to control. It was either too hot or too cool. When we remodeled the cabin eight years ago we upgraded both the range and fridge. It's made a huge change in my ability to cook and store food. - Margy

    1. I love the cabin oven info, when I was developing this recipe, I made it in my RV propane oven! Thanks for stopping by!

  5. Wow this looks delicious and I love that it's only one bowl. I feel like all I do is dishes and clean up the kitchen lately!

    1. (so sorry I missed this comment earlier) I remember those days of cooking, washing up, cooking, washing up! Since I am a sink dish washer, I try to be conservative on the amount of prep dishes also.

  6. We are doing a lot more baking at our house these days. With a cool weekend coming up, I think I'll give this recipe a try!

    1. It was a hit around here! I hope you and yours enjoy it as well, thanks for stopping by.

  7. Love the look of this recipe! There's just something so comforting about apples, isn't there? Think this would lovely with a touch of cinnamon too :)

    1. Cinnamon is always a great choice with apples! Thanks for stopping by, I appreciate it.

  8. We will really enjoy this delicious cake! Hope you are having a great week and thanks so much for sharing your awesome post with us at Full Plate Thursday,483.
    Come back soon!
    Miz Helen


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