Grandma's Apple Cake | Date Night In


 from Date Night In by Ashley Rodriguez 

Makes one 8″ cake

 unsalted butter, for the pan 

1.5 cups all-purpose flour 

3/4 teaspoon baking soda 

1/2 teaspoon kosher salt 

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 

1/2 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg

 3/4 cup granulated sugar 

3/4 cup canola oil 

2 eggs 

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 

2 medium-sized tart apples such as granny smith, peeled and cut into 1/2″ cubes. 

Preheat the oven to 350. Butter or spray an 8″ round cake pan. Line the bottom with parchment paper and butter the parchment. Combine the flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, and sugar in a medium bowl. In another bowl whisk together the oil, eggs, and vanilla. Add the wet ingredients to the dry, along with the apples. Use a rubber spatula to fold all the ingredients together until combined. (The batter will be very thick.) Scrape the batter into the prepared pan, spread until level, and place in the middle of the oven. Bake until a toothpick inserted comes out clean, 45 to 50 minutes. Cool for 10 minutes on a wire rack before inverting and then cooling completely. This cake is best the day after it’s been baked. Wrap well in plastic wrap and leave on the counter overnight.

Mary Beth