Tuesday, September 29, 2015

An Oldie, But Goodie: Applejack 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.

Next, add in tablespoon of baking powder. Add flour half a cup at a time and stir 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 pastry 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. Add bourbon to it if your nasty.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

oh yummmm. Can the sugar be cut down since there's also honey and cider in it?

September 29, 2015 at 1:45 PM  
Blogger Lauren said...

I've been wanting a new apple dessert recipe. this sounds so perfect. the thought of cider/bourbon sounds good too...

September 29, 2015 at 3:23 PM  
Blogger Sarah K. said...

That sounds wonderful. I'm saving this recipe to try.

September 29, 2015 at 5:25 PM  
Blogger Jenna Woginrich said...

You can play Jazz, sure. Make it yours - but this combination of butter, oil, apples and sugar is pretty much heaven

September 30, 2015 at 7:53 AM  
Blogger Glyndalyn said...

Thanks Jenna.

September 30, 2015 at 1:54 PM  
Blogger aspiritofsimplicity said...

sounds yummy....I'm nasty-bourbon for me

September 30, 2015 at 8:39 PM  

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