This morning my boys were super excited to try a new apple cake recipe I had put together. When baking with children, it is nice to organized first. I like to measure out all of the ingredients and then call them into the kitchen. I take things down to their level (on a clean floor or mat) and they all love to add ingredients and mix them together.
The recipe worked out really well to make a moist cake that kids will love the taste of and parents will love the nutrition of (relative to other cakes of course). We are hosting a Thanksgiving Brunch tomorrow and I will be serving the apple cake we made today along with an Egg Bake, Sweet Potato Soup, and a platter of fruit and veggies. A nice variation from the traditional turkey dinner…which we will get our fair share of this weekend too.
So, if you have apples in your home or you plan to pick some up soon, I hope you will try this recipe too! Here it is…
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 cup unbleached, all purpose flour
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 cup brown sugar
60 mL canola oil
1 cup milk
100 mL Greek yogurt
2.5 cups diced apples, with the peel left on (Spartan or Empire are the best varieties to use for baking, but any apple will work)
- Mix together both flours, cinnamon, baking powder, and baking soda and set aside.
- Beat brown sugar and canola oil together until smooth, then add in the dry ingredient mixture and blend until smooth.
- Pour the milk and yogurt in gradually as you continue to mix.
- Then add the diced apples, stir only until the apples are evenly divided.
- Pour into lightly greased baking pan (can be deep dish pie plate or 8X8 square pan).
- Bake at 350 degrees F for about 42-48 minutes, or until a knife comes back out of the cake clean.
- As part of a snack paired with almonds and/or cheese and/or milk.
- As part of breakfast with Greek yogurt and fruit.
- As part of lunch with a spinach salad topped with colourful veggies and Swiss cheese.
- For dessert with a small serving of frozen yogurt.
Thanks for reading! Until next time…stay healthy!