Sunday, October 9, 2011
Each week at the farmer's market, I pick up a bag full of apples. I love trying out all the different kinds, although I can rarely remember which is which by the time I get them home. Regardless, they are always delicious. I decided that I really wanted to bake with one of the fantastic apples, and I was looking for something easy. This Swedish apple cake from Cooking with Directions was the perfect solution.
I made this in 45 minutes (5 minutes to mix it up and then 40 in the oven) in between classes, and it came out wonderfully. The "cake" is more of a fluffy sugar cookie with delicious apples placed decoratively on top.
I used a Cortland apple, which held up really well during the baking. It was soft, but not mushy after 45 minutes. I would also try this again with a couple Granny Smith slices to add some more variety. It was a really wonderful and easy fall dessert to make.