Friday, March 31, 2006

Apple Snacking Cake

During my end-of-week pantry clean out I was determined to use up some open packages of dry goods. I found some sultana raisins languishing in the back and a half-full jar of applesauce in the fridge. My solution? Make a super easy, quick and yummy apple cake.

The misleading thing about the title of this recipe is that there are no fresh apples in the actual cake. It uses applesauce and dried apples. I did not have dried apples so I opted to use my raisins. I have made this cake before and it is the perfect definition of a 'snacking cake'. It has a moist, dense crumb and goes well with any type of hot beverage you like. The pecan streusel on top lends a nice crunch to the cake and the house smells great while it is baking - like you've made a pie only with less work involved. If you're looking to make an unpretentious, down-home cake, try it out.

Recipe: Apple Snacking Cake


Jasmine said...

What a nice blog! Found you through Food Porn Watch.

Love the photos and the cookies and the photo of the cookies. I have a bowl of cookie batter in the fridge--was hoping to bake them off today, but, preoccupied :)


Canadian Baker said...

Thanks Jasmine! Hope you get around to baking your cookies soon. :)

Ivonne said...

I love using applesauce in cakes ... they're so moist and tender.

As always wonderful post and great photo. I know I can come here for the best sweets in blog world!

spicehut said...

Hi, I made your tea biscuits/ scones yesterday & they turned out great (esp. with strawberry jam), will be posting them on my blog this week. Do take a look. Thanks for the recipe.

Canadian Baker said...

Ivonne - You are too kind! I'm really looking forward to seeing all the luscious lemon desserts you create this month!

Spicehut - I'm so glad you tried the recipe! This is one of the rewards of blogging - sharing recipes and ideas and meeting great people in the process. :)