I know, I know after eating buckets of Halloween Candy last night, no one wants something with the word “chunky” in the title. But trust me, it’s worth the risk.
We had some friends join us for trick or treating and I whipped up this easy recipe to enjoy when we got home. More friends came to the door and the evening turned into an impromptu party – my favorite kind! While all the kids spent their time playing with their piles of candy (sorting, trading, counting and eating), the adults enjoyed cups of hot herbal tea and this wonderful apple cake.
(Of course, most of the kids had their candy and ate cake too. There were only a couple that declined: one won’t eat nuts, the other doesn’t like “lumpy cake”. Oh well, more for me…)
- ½ cup melted butter
- 1½ cups sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 cups whole wheat pastry flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 4 medium apples, peeled and sliced (I use Jonagolds, though Granny Smith would be nice as well)
- 1 cup chopped walnuts
- Preheat oven to 350°.
- Stir together butter, sugar, eggs and vanilla.
- In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon.
- Add dry ingredients to wet. Stir until combined.
- Stir in apples and walnuts. Batter will be thick, more like a cookie dough than a cake batter.
- Spoon into a greased 13 x 9 inch pan.
- Bake at 350° for 45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
- Tastes best when topped with cream: sweetened or unsweetened, whipped or not.