But I have to pace myself. If I start on the pumpkin train now, by the time Thanksgiving comes around I'll hardly be able to look at the pumpkin pie. And we can't have that ya'll.
My solution? I like to begin the Fall season with apple-everything. I mean apples, brown sugar and cinnamon-y goodness is just too good to skip over right?
And this apple cake my friends is a definite win. It has been passed down through many, many generations in my family. Any and every family gathering, I can guarantee you this cake will be on the table. Every time. Unless you showed up late and every last crumb has been devoured. In which case I sympathize with you-I've been there. It is also super simple.
I made this cake last weekend, and between 2 adults it was gone in 2 days. Shameful. We love it not only for dessert but for a sweet breakfast also. You can absolutely serve this as a wonderful dessert or a sweet brunch side dish. No matter how you serve this, just make sure you do!
Here's what you'll need:
1 cup oil
3 cups flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. salt
3 cups thinly sliced & chopped apples (there's no exactness to this, just make them bite-size)
2 tsp. vanilla
Begin by mixing the oil, sugar and eggs together.
Add the flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt.
Finally add the apples and vanilla.
Simply grease a 9x13 dish and pour in
Warning: this cake batter is very, very thick. I still vividly remember the very first time I attempted to make this cake on my own instead of just helping with women in the family make it. It was a cold snowy day early on in our marriage and I had decided to surprise my cute sleeping husband by letting him wake up to the smell of this delicious cake baking. Instead he woke up to a teary wife because I was so positive I had ruined it somehow because it was so thick. Much to my surprise, it came out just as perfect as ever. So please-don't have a cooking meltdown like myself-it's supposed to be that thick.
Printable version found here!
Linking up with: Make Ahead Meals for Busy Moms, Emily, Mandy, Chef-in-Training, and Pint Sized Baker.