Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Grandma Helen's Old Fashioned Apple Cake

The featured dessert on "CHARMED" episode 1.

In episode,1 The Kitchen Witch creates a magical Autumn inspired dinner party featuring apples. Just in time for Halloween, the menu includes succulent roasted pork chops with onion and apple au jus, tender button mushroom caps stuffed with diced apple, toasted walnuts and gruyere cheese, a refreshing apple and pomegranate cocktail and whimsical "ghostly" duchesse potatoes. For dessert, an easy to make old fashioned apple cake that is sure to get raves!

To watch the entire show, click HERE.

Grandma Helen's Old Fashioned Apple Cake
For printable recipe click HERE

  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 3 tbsp apple juice
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 4 honey crisp apples, peeled, cored and sliced (if you can't find honey crisp, ask your grocer for alternatives suitable for apple crisp or pie)
  1. In a medium bowl, beat egg and sugar until thick and light. Beat in oil, apple juice and vanilla.
  2. In a separate bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder and salt. Add to egg mixture, stirring just until blended (batter will be thick).
  3. In a small bowl, mix brown sugar with cinnamon. 
  4. Arrange apple slices in a greased 8-inch (2 L) square or round metal cake pan. Sprinkle apples with half the brown sugar mixture. Carefully spread batter over apples; smooth top. Sprinkle with remaining brown sugar mixture.
  5. Bake in centre of 350 oven until cake is firm and pulls away slightly from sides of pan, 35 to 40 minutes. 
  6. Cool for 10 minutes before serving.



Lyndsay Wells is a professional trainer, writer, and program developer with a passion for food and cooking. She is an award winning recipe developer, and a website ambassador for Kraft Foods Canada. Lyndsay believes cooking should be approachable and easy and has great tips and ideas for putting together sophisticated looking dishes that cooks of all levels can accomplish.

Visit her daily on her blog, The Kitchen Witch or on her YouTube Channel, CHARMED With The Kitchen Witch.

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