My parents got to enjoy the fruits of MY labour this past week when I made this deliciously moist cake.
I knew it was a winner when they went to leave for their drive home and as I was about to ask if they wanted to take some home my dad didn't even let the words roll off my tongue.
"Yes, I'll take some home"
Oh, well, its a darned good thing I don't need 3/4 of a cake kicking around my house!
Actually I was happy to oblige.
Quiet happily I gave them a couple of pieces for the road. (I wonder if it made it all the way home?)
I tried to avoid using oil so I improvised with some sour cream and had I had applesauce I would have used that in combination.
I wont tell you what I found when I went to grab the applesauce outta the fridge - it was frightful and so I did end up using a touch of oil.
If you have some I suggest replacing the oil with it, I have no doubt it would still be just as moist and obviously healthier!
I'm Listening To: Momma's, Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to be Cowboys - The Highwaymen
Moist Apple Cake
3/4 c. low fat sour cream
1/4 c. veg oil
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
2 c. flour
1 3/4 c. sugar
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
2 apples, peeled, cored and diced.
In a bowl with a hand mixer blend the liquid ingredients until smooth.
Add in the dry ingredients. The batter will be slightly thick.
Fold in the apples by hand.
Place in a greased and floured 8 or 9" spring form pan.
Bake at 350F for about 50 minutes or until a toothpick comes out cleanly.
Let cool on a wire rack in the pan at least 30 minutes and then remove the ring.