Easy apple cake, for when you're too busy to cook

| 10/5/2012 11:00:52 AM

Tags: apples, fall harvest, easy desserts, apple cake, food, healthy, wheat germ, Libby and Dave,

We love desserts, but lack the time to make them…thank goodness, because if we had the time to make desserts as often as we wanted, we’d probably be more than a little overweight.  As it is, we find the time about once a week to stir together something delicious to satisfy our sweet tooth.  Usually it’s fruit-based.  Given our busy schedules and our preference for healthy and easy cooking, most of our recipes are far different than what you’ll find in the average cookbook.  We put together our own recipes, usually using our extensive recipe collection for ideas.  This apple cake is inspired by an old family recipe.  We cut down the sugar, and substituted some wheat germ for a little of the flour.  We also changed the steps to make it easier to put together.   

Use any kind of apple you want in this cake.  Any kind will work.  We keep a big basket of apples on our counter, and so what I grabbed were a few small granny smith apples, a pink lady, and a couple of galas.  This is the perfect recipe for apples that are slightly soft, and losing their crispness.  There’s a sweet crunchy topping that covers the top.  Although this topping is our favorite, we can also tell you that it is NOT REQUIRED.  If you feel like living healthier, then leave off this buttery sugar concoction.  You’ll save yourself a few calories (but we can tell you that it does indeed taste pretty good if you leave it on). 

 Easy apple cake 

This is a delicious middle of the week dessert, and it goes together quickly.

Easy apple cake 

2/3 cup butter, at room temperature

10/15/2012 2:52:41 PM

That looks really tasty - I'll have to try it. I love baking sweets, but like you, I don't often have as much time to devote to it as I'd like :P

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