Easy Apple Cake
Oh my... this is heaven, I tell ya', heaven!
Besides a toothache, a few extra pounds and a sticky mess this Easy Apple Pie is divine.
As if a baked apple pie isn't good enough once this slice of heaven comes out of the oven you use a skewer to poke holes in the cake. Then, pour your brown sugar butter topping over the cake and watch it, and all if its wonderfulness, seep into the cake.
Bakerella suggested not using all of the sauce as she bathed her cake in brown sugar but I say bathe, baby bathe. The apple cake soaked it up wonderfully and each bite was bliss. We ate ours with vanilla ice cream as this is rather decadent (probably because of my need to pour all the topping) but absolutely divine and totally a fall dessert.
Apples, pumpkin, spices... oh, this is going to be a great baking season!
Easy Apple Cake
3 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
2 cups sugar
1 1/2 cups oil
2 teaspoons vanilla
3 cups diced apples
1 cup chopped dates rolled in flour
1 cup chopped walnuts
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup butter
1/4 cup milk
Preheat oven to 350°F.
In a medium bowl, sift together flour, baking soda and cinnamon with a wire whisk and set aside.
Combine sugar and oil using a mixer until blended. Add eggs and vanilla, mixing until combined. Add flour mixture and mix well. Stir in nuts, dates and apples. The batter will be very thick.
Pour into a greased and floured 9x13 pan and bake for 40-45 minutes or until done (I took mine out at 38 minutes).
Cool cake and using a skewer, poke holes in cake. Cook topping ingredients on stove until mixture bubbles. Pour topping over cake letting some (ha… more if you like) seep into the cake.