I’ve got so many good recipes bookmarked to make it’ll take me a year to get them all made. I decided to start with this one from RecipeZaar. To Read More, Click On The Recipe Title.
You can have this cake in the oven in about 15 minutes, I didn’t even use the mixer to make it, just my whisk. This cake is very soft and fluffy, I added a tsp of cinnamon in the batter and a tsp of cinnamon in the crumb topping. I used the crumb topping that I made for the Apple Crumb Pie. But there’s a topping included with the recipe and next time I make it I will use the recipe topping. I also used 1 1/4 cups of cream instead of milk. This cake was a nice breakfast treat, my husband and I really enjoyed it. It’s not an overly sweet cake so the glaze adds the sweetness. I threw in a chopped apple that went well with the cinnamon. You could actually do alot with this little breakfast gem, nuts, fruit, chocolate chips….let your imagination run wild, then grab a cup of coffee and enjoy!
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/4 cups sugar (add in more for a sweeter taste)
1 1/4 cups milk or half-and-half ( I used cream)
1-2 teaspoon vanilla (optional) or almond extract (optional)
3 teaspoons baking powder
1 pinch salt
1 large egg (optional)
1 tsp cinnamon ( my addition)
1 apple , chopped ( my addition)
Set oven to 350 degrees F.
Prepare a greased 13 x 9-inch baking dish, or two 8 or 9-inch round cake pans (although the batter will seem like it will fit into only one 8 or 9-inch pan, this flop rises very high and will run over the sides if baked in just one pan).
In a bowl mix the 2 cups flour, 1-1/4 cups white sugar, milk, vanilla or almond extract, baking powder, pinch of salt, cinnamon and egg (if using) until just combined careful not to overmix. Fold in chopped apples.
Pour into prepared baking pans.
Generously spread brown sugar and cinnamon on top.
If desired sprinkle chopped walnuts or pecans over top.
Drizzle melted butter over top.
Bake for about 20-25 minutes for 8 or 9-inch round cake pan, and about 30 minutes for a 13 x 9-inch pan.
2 cups powdered sugar
1/4 cup whipping cream (any amount to desired texture start with 1/4 cup, or use 18% table cream)
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract or almond extract
1Whisk all ingredients in a bowl adding whipping cream until desired texture is achieved (do not make it to thin, or it won’t stick on cakes!).