Sunday, May 1, 2011

Apple Cinnamon Cake

It was a gloomy, rainy afternoon.  So I decided that a warm cake coming out of the oven would cheer everyone up.  I looked around my kitchen to see what would inspire me and I saw the bowl of apples.  Okay, Apple Cinnamon Cake it is then.  Well, it was hardly out of the oven before everyone came from every direction for a piece of it.  I tried my best to make it healthy so everyone was even happier while they indulged.

The Dry Ingredients:
2 cups whole wheat flour
1/2 cup of all purpose flour 
1 Tbs cinnamon powder
1 Tbs baking powder
1 pinch of salt
Mix ingredients well.

The Wet Ingredients:
2 cups cored, peeled and diced apple (any firm apple will do)
1/4 cup applesauce
2 eggs
1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 1/2 cups of buttermilk
Mix ingredients well.

Slowly mix the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients.  Do not over mix.

Butter or Spray a baking pan or bundt pan.  Pour batter into pan and Bake at 350 degrees for 35-45 minutes or until cake is set (when a butter knife comes out clean close to the center).

 Take cake out of baking pan and make a glaze.  The glaze is 1 cup powdered sugar and the juice of one fresh lemon.   Mix well and pour over the cake to glaze.  If you like you can poke wholes around the top of the cake to allow the glaze to seep into the cake.

Slice and serve (best when warm out of the oven).  Enjoy.

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