By Juliet Wilson, Copy Editor
After a weekend of apple picking with my family, I found myself with a mountain of apples. Over fifty apples were rolling around in my trunk, getting bruised and emanating their apple stench. As a person who can’t stand to eat fifty apples by themselves, I decided that some major baking needed to happen.
The first thing I made was an apple pie, but I didn’t have an opportunity to taste it. I thought about making another, but who has time to 1) go to the store and buy a premade crust or 2) make a crust from scratch? To avoid this dilemma, I turned to Pinterest to find an alternative.
I stumbled across a recipe for a delicious apple cake, which I altered and reproduced here. It’s the perfect way to get rid of a few apples and use up some of the ingredients that have been sitting in the cabinet for a while.
- 2-3 apples: cored, peeled, and sliced thin.
- ¾ cup flour.
- 1 tsp. baking powder.
- ¾ tsp. cinnamon.
- ⅛ tsp. baking soda.
- ¼ cup granulated sugar.
- A pinch or two of salt.
- 1 egg.
- ¾ tsp. vanilla extract.
- 1 tbsp. apple cider vinegar.
- ¼ cup and 2 tbsp. vegetable oil.
- ¼ cup 2 tbsp. milk.
- 2 tbsp. sugar.
- ½ tsp. cinnamon.
- ⅓ cup light brown sugar.
- ⅓ cup sugar.
- 1 tsp. cinnamon.
- ½ cup butter.
- 1 and ½ cup flour.
- Grease 8 inch pan.
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
- To make the cake:
- Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, baking soda, and salt.
- Mix together milk, vanilla, oil, and egg.
- Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients.
- Pour cake batter into pan.
- Toss together apple slices with 2 tablespoons of sugar, ½ teaspoon of cinnamon, and the apple cider vinegar.
- Arrange slices over the batter.
- To make the crumb topping:
- Whisk together dry ingredients, add melted butter and fluff until crumbs form.
- Cover apple slices with crumb topping.
- Bake until topping is golden brown–about 30-35 minutes.