Monday, October 15, 2012

Jackapple Cake!

I’ve been baking my father’s apple cake recipe and adding my own little experiments with it. I think this one takes the prize, try it this weekend, you won’t regret it.

Jackapple cake

3 large farm eggs
2 ¾ cup flour
3 large apples (go with braeburn or gala, if you get fuji use 4)
No red delicious apples, bake like garbage
¼ cup fresh press cider
2 cups sugar
¼ cup honey, heated
1 stick butter (half melted)
1 ¾ cup vegetable oil
Tablespoon vanilla extract
Tablespoon baking powder

Peel and dice apples and place in a large bowl with 1 ½ cups sugar (set aside other half cup for topping), sprinkle over them a light coating of cinnamon, and mix into a cobbler, then dribble warm honey over and mix that in as well. Set in fridge for 2 hours to let cure. Do not skip this step. When apples are cured, add all wet ingredients (half melted stick off butter, eggs, oil, extract) and mix with large wooden spoon. Add in tablespoon baking powder. Add flour half a cup at a time and stir in batter more than you think you need too. Batter will seem wet and yellow. Good. Pour into greased cake pan. Now melt other half stick of butter, add to it the sugar and some cinnamon and mix them into a wet paste. Use a pastery brush to lather it over the batter, making a sugar crust to bake into the cake. Bake at 350 degrees 30-40 minutes. Check after 27, when knife comes out clean it’s done. Serve warm with stove-top cider.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I know what I'll be making this weekend.

October 15, 2012 at 10:13 PM  
Blogger Ngo Family Farm said...

Wow, that sounds grand! Thanks so much for sharing your recipe!

October 15, 2012 at 10:37 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Great recipe, Jenna--and hooray for cooking with honey!

October 16, 2012 at 8:27 AM  
Blogger serena said...

I just saw this recipe in Made From Scratch last night; it looks great!
I borrowed the book from the library and I'm considering buying a copy to keep for reference with all of the great resources listed in the back and throughout each chapter.

October 16, 2012 at 10:01 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

This looks awesome!
But how much cinnamon do you recommend?

October 16, 2012 at 11:21 AM  
Blogger jules said...

Where does the 1/4 cup fresh press cider go? with the wet ingredients? Or is that what we drink when served? Also, what size pan?

This sounds yum. I'm trying it this weekend!

October 16, 2012 at 12:17 PM  

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