This blog is for crochet mostly. But I also love baking. So I decided to share with you a few of my favorite recipes.
I am not a professional baker. I am just typing these recipes the way my grandma and my mom have written them in their notebooks. I hope you like them.
The first recipe comes from one of my grandma’s friends. I made this apple cake for the first time when I was a kid. My mom used to make it a lot too. It is truly a family favorite.
The only thing I have changed is the amount of sugar. I only add 1/2 cup sugar so I can use the cake (or muffins) for breakfast. To me, they are sweet enough that way.
3/4 cup white sugar (I only add 1/2 cup)
1/2 cup vegetable oil
4 apples (medium size)*
2 tblsp cinnamon
2 cups flour (scoop with the measuring cup and level with a butter knife)
1 tsp baking soda
Optional: walnuts and/or dried cranberries
*You can use whatever apples you have. I have made these with just granny smith, or just fuji, golden delicious, or even a mix. The muffins always come out delicious.
- Heat oven to 350F and spray your muffin tin or cake pan with cooking spray.
- Beat eggs and sugar until white.
- In the meantime, grade the apples.
- Add the oil and graded apples.
- Add the cinnamon, flour, and soda and beat until well mixed.
- Add chopped walnuts and/or cranberries.
- Bake at 350F until a toothpick comes out clean. If you are making muffins, it takes about 15 minutes to bake.
NOTE: I have only made this recipe the way I have written it here. I don’t know if you can substitute the oil for something else, or the flour, etc. You can try different substitutions if you’d like, but I don’t know what would work and what wouldn’t.