In my mission to find healthy-ish sweets for my children to eat, I managed somehow to come up with a very delicious apple cake recipe. The entire family (the kids and I) are big fans of the famous pie, but my daughter decided that she no longer eats that. So, I had to come up with a new creative way of baking apples. This recipe is a merge of two different cakes, plus some extra input from my daughter and I.
Kids Favorite Apple Cake RecipeCourse: Desserts, Recipes
1,2 kg of apples
4-6 tablespoons of sugar for the apples – depending on how sweet the apples are
pinch of cinnamon – optional
18 tablespoons of flour
15 tablespoons of milk
15 tablespoons of oil
1 tablespoon of baking powder
10 tablespoons of sugar for the cake dough
vanilla essence – optional
powdered sugar – optional
- Peel the apples, and then grate them on the large hole of a hand grater or an electric one if you have.
- Add 4 -6 tablespoons of sugar and the cinnamon powder to the apple mix. Start with 4 spoons of sugar, and add gradually, if needed, after tasting the apple mixture.
- Put the apple mixture in a pot on the stove, and boil it for 5 to 10 minutes, or until the liquid is almost evaporated. At this stage, if the apples are really juicy, I like to add 1 or 2 spoons of semolina.
- While the apple mixture is cooling down, beat the eggs with the 10 spoons of sugar in a large bowl, using a hand mixer. Add the 15 spoons of oil, and the vanilla essence, and continue mixing.
- The flour and the milk are added simultaneously, as you continue using the hand mixer. Add 2-3 spoons of flour, then 2-3 spoons of milk, until you are done with the 18 spoons of flour and 15 spoons of milk.
- The batter should be liquid, but a bit heavier than a pancake mix. Add extra flour if the batter is too liquid, or extra milk if it is too heavy.
- In a 20 x 30 cm baking tray, add baking paper, and half of the batter mixture. Let it bake in the oven at 180 degrees Celsius for 20 minutes, in the middle.
- After 20 minutes, carefully take the tray out, add the apple mixture, and the rest of the batter on top of the apples. Put it back in the oven for another 20 minutes, or until golden brown on the top.
- Take the cake out of the oven when the time has passed and let it cool down before adding powdered sugar on top. This step is optional, and only for visual impact.
- For juicy apples, use some semolina to make the apple mixture more consistent. It will also give a nice texture and a stronger taste of the apples to the cake.
- Don’t be afraid to be creative. If the batter is too liquid, add more flour, if it is too consistent, add more milk. Do you like lemon flavor? Add some lemon zest to the batter.