This easy cake recipe is everything that is good – it’s a sweet apple cake glazed with caramel. Amazingly, it is made from things that are good for you, too. This cake is a mixture of oatmeal, apples, and cinnamon. It’s almost hard to eat it quietly!
If you’re looking for a quick dessert, here’s one that can be ready in no time at all. Better yet, you probably already have the ingredients in your cupboard – what’s better than that?
If you don’t have heavy cream or evaporated milk, you can make it by combining milk and butter together. Cream is the fat that’s skimmed off the top of the milk, and butter is made from whipped cream. (You can make 1 cup of cream by combining 3/4 cup milk and 1/3 cup melted and cooled butter.)
Easy Apple Cake Recipe
Ingredients for Easy Apple Cake:
- ½ cup butter
- 1 ¼ cups oatmeal
- 1 ½ cup boiling water
- 1 tsp. baking soda
- 1 ½ cup flour
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1 cup white sugar
- 1 medium apple, chopped
- 1 tsp. cinnamon
- 2 eggs
- 1 tsp. salt
- 1 tsp. vanilla
Directions for Easy Apple Cake:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl, melt the butter in the microwave, then add the oatmeal and boiling water. Let this mixture sit for 20 minutes. Fold in the remaining ingredients and mix well. Pour into a greased 9×13 cake pan or a greased bundt pan. Bake for 30 – 45 minutes, or until a toothpick stuck near the middle comes out almost clean.
Let the cake cool to room temperature, then drizzle with the caramel glaze.
(adapted from The Gathering of Friends)
Caramel Glaze Recipe
Ingredients for Caramel Glaze:
- ½ cup butter
- ½ cup brown sugar
- ½ cup white sugar
- 1 cup heavy cream or evaporated milk
Directions for Caramel Glaze:
In a small saucepan, melt the butter, add the sugars and bring to a boil over medium-low heat. Stir in the cream, bring to a boil and boil for 2 minutes. Cool to room temperature.
Other great cake recipes:
Jewish Apple Cake – an incredible recipe, apple cake infused with oranges
Oatmeal Cake with baked coconut frosting – a classic
Mom’s apple cake recipe – delicious!
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