We always have apples, pears and bananas at home. 3 times per week Naomi has to eat fruit at school instead of eating cookies. That is one of the rules from school. Fine for me, she likes fruits and the most important thing, she needs natural vitamines and she can find it from fresh fruits. In the weekend I always have leftover fruit which then I always process it as a cake. Last week I made banana cake, this time I have too many apples so it becomes apple cake then.
When I browsed in internet, I found many recipes about apple cakes. The recipe followed I found it from All Recipes. It's very simple recipe, you don't need any mixer, everything using spatula and hand beater. Very handy if you don't feel want to make more mess in the kitchen but still able to make cake for the family. At first I though the dough will be dry and hard, but when it was cooked it turned moist and soft. Since I'm allergic to walnuts, I didn't use it. Perhaps the amount of baking soda had to be reduced too because it made the cake a little bit bitter. But after all it's a very simple recipe with delicious result.
250 g white sugar
250 g all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
2 teaspoons baking soda
120 ml vegetable oil
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
120 g chopped walnuts
4 apples, chopped
1. Preheat oven to 165°C.
2. In a medium bowl, stir together the sugar, flour, cinnamon, and baking soda.
3. Add the eggs, oil and vanilla, mix well.
4. Add the nuts and apple, mix until all of the apples are evenly coated. Pour into a 9x9 inch pan.
5. Bake for 45 to 50 minutes in the preheated oven. Serve warm or cool.