The other night when I made the Chili Mac, I also whipped up this Sunken Apple Cake.
I found the recipe at a favorite blog - Chickens in the Road. Suzanne posted this recipe and said that she even made this little cake after arriving home from a long trip. Heck, if she has the energy to mix this up after driving from Texas, surely I can mix it up after a long day of visiting at home LOL! Here is Suzanne's terrific post about this recipe.
I loved everything about this little cake. It's a small, snack-size cake, made from scratch with items I usually keep in my pantry. Suzanne used apples and I had two apples left on my little apple tree so I used those. But, you could use most any fresh or even drained, canned fruit. It would be great served as a coffee cake for a breakfast treat or when friends stop by to chat and you want a little something to serve.
Sometimes my husband's mom and his aunts all gather together for coffee at his mom's house to catch up and I'm certain I will be making this soon to share with them. It was delicious although not overly sweet. Another keeper!
Here's how I made Sunken Apple AT HOME MY WAY:
Sunken Apple Cake
Ingredients for the cake:
- 1 1/3 cup all-purpose flour (unbleached is best)
- 2/3 cup sugar (regular, white, granulated)
- 2 teaspoons baking POWDER
- 2/3 cup milk
- 1/4 cup butter (melted) (I used 1/4 cup oil - worked FINE)
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon almond extract (I used VANILLA)
- 3 cups sliced/chopped apples
1/4 cup sliced/slivered almonds
1/4 cup brown sugar
In a mixing bowl, combine all ingredients for the cake. Mix well (I just stirred/whipped really well and didn't use a mixer although Suzanne recommends using a mixer). Pour batter into a sprayed or prepared 8" square pan or pie plate (I used a pie plate). Place apples on top, evenly. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes or until it a knife inserted comes back clean.
In a small bowl, combine the brown sugar and almonds.
Sprinkle over hot cake and return to the oven and broil on high for a few minutes, watching CAREFULLY so as not to burn the topping.