10/20/08

No Peel Apple Cake (and Winner!)

I couldn’t believe it when my friend Jacquie told me I didn’t have to peel the apples when making this cake!

I love it when I can take a shortcut in the kitchen, and yesterday was my lucky day.

I made several cakes over the weekend - one to keep, and two to give away!


It’s easy and so moist – and it’s perfect for Fall, and just in time for apple season!

No Peel Apple Cake
4 c. chopped unpeeled apples, cut into ½” pieces
½ c. oil
½ c. applesauce (I used my apple butter!)
1 ½ c. sugar
2 eggs
2 c. flour
1 tsp. salt
2 tsp. cinnamon
2 tsp. baking soda

Chop the apples & leave the peels on – WOO HOO!


Add all ingredients


Mix & pour into 9x13 greased pan


Sprinkle on top: ¼ c. sugar and ½ c. chopped pecans and bake at 350 for 50 minutes


This cake will melt in your mouth! Add a dab of freshly whipped cream on top, and you will think you died and went to heaven.

Thank you Jacquie – I think your cake is now a “staple” in the Coughlin household!

Do you like cooking with apples?


Over the weekend I canned "Apple Pie in a Jar" and pears. Stay tuned, and also for my 3-part post on my Fall luncheon!

(Thank you all for your comments and entries for the Fall Giveaway! The winner is … Jen, from a Good Cup of Coffee! Enjoy the apple butter, Jen!)

38 comments:

ellen b. said...

Congratulations to Jen and oh my look at this fabulous looking cake...I'd love a piece to go with my coffee this morning :0)

Jen said...

The cake looks awesome as well...thanks so much for doing this give away I cannot wait for the apple butter...its like Christmas is fall....thank you dear friend.

Mod Girl said...

We're having a new couple in our church over for dinner later this week... I've just decided what I will serve for dessert! Oh, my mouth is watering.

Congratulations Jen!

Suzann @ Lavender and Roses said...

Congratulations to Jen! I am definitely going to be making this cake over the weekend. Yum!

Betts said...

The cake looks great. I still have a few apples left, so might have to try it. I love cooking with apples: applesauce, apple pie, apple crisp, apple turnovers. It's a great time of year for cooking.

lazy susie said...

I'll be making this soon. I am also tired of peeling apples. This recipe is great because my dairy/soy/corn allergic daughter can eat it. God bless!

Kirstin said...

Congratulations to Jen! Your apple pie in a jar sounds wonderful.Can you post the recipe! I love using apples at times. I don't do it a ton, but do love apple crisp and I have a great recipe for an apple bread.

Tamara said...

yum.my. Have to try that!

Betsy said...

Congrats, Jen!

I'm with you...no peeling? Where's my mixer!? I did salsa like that this summer...no peeling...what a breeze! Shortcuts are wonderful!

Sgt and Mrs Hub said...

I'm going to make that apple cake as soon as I get some apples! Yum! My kids will flip :)

Whoo-hoo! for Jenny! I'm SO glad she won. She's a true sweetheart, I enjoy her friendship very much.

-Andrea

Barb said...

Congratulations to lucky Jen. Your cake looks wonderful - I'm all for not having to peel the apples!

Rebekah said...

That looks heavenly! I'll have to try it.

Becky Dellar said...

ooh - I do think I am going to try that recipe! I usually do not like the peel on cooked apples, but that looks so yummy I am going to have to try it!
Thanks for sharing :)

Tammy said...

Congrats to Jen!
Yum...what a fun and easy recipe!

I use my apple\corer\peeler thingy, and I have to say, it makes life so much easier when I decide to make a recipe calling for apples! It cores and peels the whole apple by cranking- and my kids love watching it! :)

I just posted on visiting some pumpkin patches, including the Roloff farm (Little People Big World) so come over if you can.

Thanks again for a great giveaway, Sandy...I'll try again next time!:)

Blessings!
~Tammy

Hilty Sprouts! said...

Mmmm that looks good! We just got 2 boxes of Jonagolds from our neighbor who works in a local orchard. We are going to make applesauce and apple jelly. I will have to add this cake and applebutter to the list!

~j~ said...

oh man!! this looks amazing Sandy.
Thanks so much for sharing this incredibly deelish looking dessert!
xo
j

Lisa said...

We just enjoyed that cake for breakfast today! Yum! I am looking forward to your apple pie in a jar recipe- I've heard of it from a friend and wanted to try it for hostess gifts for the holidays.

see you there! said...

Congrats to Jen for winning the prize.

The apple cake looks great and I'm going to follow your lead and make one for us and one to give away.

You are so generous with not only your prize give away but with recipes and all your ideas.

Thanks for taking the time...

Darla

Sandy Toes said...

I love you I love you...my family loves apple cake but my recipe makes you peel those apples...I am so excited to make this!!!
-Sandy toes

Nadine said...

Congratulations to Jen. That cake looks good. I too appreciate an apple recipe you don't have to peel.

Anonymous said...

I'll try it, too. Anything I don't have to peel moves to the top of the list!

deb m

Gina said...

Yummy cake-I love to cook with apples. We just made applesauce in the crockpot over the weekend-man I wouldn't make it any other way now. It was awesome.

Oh, we're in Central Oregon-woke up to a brisk 23 this morning and glorious blue skies. Love it!
Gina

Demara said...

That cake does look good.

Grace said...

awesome--peeling the apples is my least favorite part of cooking with them, so i'm automatically in love with this. :)

Christine Lynn said...

I missed the drawing but hit the recipe just in time! I have another box of apples here and know just what I am going to do with them. This looks so yummy. I can see I am going to have to increase my morning walks a notch!...lol I love the no peel aspect of this recipe! Hope you have a wonderful week with your family! =O)

Sarai said...

I have a question about the cooking time - I made this tonight and it seemed overdone at 55 minutes. Just wanted to make sure it wasn't a typeo or something. Otherwise a wonderful recipe and I love your blog!

Sandy said...

Sarai, I baked 3 cakes at the same time for 55 min - no problems. I've had other people say they've already made it and no one has said anything about the time. I always set the timer for 5 less anyway - is your middle gooey?

ENJOY!

Kristin said...

Looks yummy! How do you do your apple pie in a jar? I swear I have over 100 apples to do something with.

Julie said...

Sandy,
The cake looks delicious!!! I can't wait to try it.
It is definitely apple season here in the North GA mountains. Did you grow the apples too?

Hope all is well with you!
Hugs,
Julie

Wieber Family said...

How do you do it. You posted this yesterday and boom, now there's a cake sitting on the counter. Can't wait to try it. We did have to put up a barrier so the pecans would not affect "my" half of the cake.
Can you post a dutch baby recipe on Friday?? And how about your famous carmel apple recipe?
You're awesome!
KW

Hannah said...

We have hundreds of apples on our trees and I'm running out of apple things to make. This looks so delicious, I can't wait to pop one in the oven!

Cyndy said...

This looks yummy Sandy! Thanks for stopping by and clueing me in. I will be trying this soon. :)

Lisa said...

I just made this today and it came out wonderful! Thanks for much for this terrific recipe.

http://thecuttingedgeofordinary.blogspot.com/2008/10/no-peel-apple-cake.html

Kylee said...

Thanks for the wonderful recipe. I do have 1 question though. I made this earlier with my 3 year old who loves to help in the kitchen. It seemed like the batter was too thick, but I'm pretty sure we did everything correct. What consistency should the batter be? It still tastes great, but I want to make sure I'm doing it correctly. Thanks!

GiBee said...

Yay, Jen -- Congrats.

So, I have yet another question... when you say "Add all ingredients" did you put the apples into the mixer too???

I've been so busy these past two weeks with my Homemade with Love series, and a couple estimates at work, that I'm just now catching up and bombarding you with questions! Sorry!

tinkerverve said...

I made this cake for friends on Sunday and OH, was it ever good....and yesterday morning, I think if was even better - so very moist. Thanks!

Pennies In My Pocket said...

Oh goodness....it looks like heaven on a plate!! I'm going to have to bookmark this one so I can try it! :)

~melody~

AHighandNobleCalling said...

Do you know if this freezes well? It looks divine and I have a huge box of apples to use up!