This recipe from Margaret Haen, of Sheboygan, Wisconsin, uses a pound and a half of apples, making the cake dense and moist.
- Total Time:
- Servings: 16
Source: Everyday Food, December 2005
- 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted, plus more for pan
- 2 cups all-purpose flour, (spooned and leveled)
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup packed light-brown sugar
- 1 1/4 teaspoons baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 1 1/2 teaspoons ground ginger
- 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1 1/2 pounds apples, peeled, cored, and cut into 1-inch chunks
- 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
- 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
- Confectioners' sugar, for dusting
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter a 9-by-13-inch baking pan; set aside. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, sugars, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg. Add the apples, walnuts, butter, and eggs; stir just until combined.
Spoon into pan; smooth with a spatula. Bake 40 to 45 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan. Dust with confectioners' sugar to serve.