Cinnamon apple sugar cake

cinnamon apple cake

When Mondays start by oversleeping your alarm and in a state of exhaustion because you stayed up waaaaay too late the night before getting sucked into a Google+ internet vortex, I decided they require cake.

So instead of getting my house into a somewhat acceptable shape to host Easter this weekend (like unburying my dining room table from the dish towels, foam boards, slate tiles and distressed wooden boards that sit on top of it for blog photography) over lunch like I had planned, I threw this together.

cinnamon apple cake

I’m pretty sure Jesus wasn’t too happy with me for making his holiday take a back seat to cake baking because with 1 minute left on the oven timer, the door bell rang. I assumed it was the mail man but happened to peek out the window before getting up to answer the door.

Not the mail man.

Jehovah’s Witnesses, for the second time in less than a week.

I don’t know if they got their signals crossed and accidentally overlapped each other’s territory when it comes to house visits or maybe they read this blog and realized the severity of my case and wanted to grant me two attempts at salvation instead of the usual one.

So I did what any normal person would do in this situation and sacrificed the cake to hide underneath my desk out of sight from the front door. Because if there’s any conversation I want to avoid with every ounce of my being, it’s the one where strangers at my door try to convince me of Jesus’ love.

I’d rather talk about babies and childbirth for hours on end than endure that awkward 2 minute exchange at my door.

cinnamon apple cake

Luckily, they shoved the pamphlet through the door crack pretty quickly and left. A ferocious sounding weimaraner jumping up on the glass next to the door and barking at them might have expedited their attempts. Good girl, Ginger. I should probably give her some cake for that performance.

The cake ended up only going about 3 minutes past the timer and you’d never know it. It teeters on that line between undercooked and perfectly moist in the middle which is exactly where I want it. Dry and crumbly cakes never win in my book. It’s also right on the money in the sweetness department. Sweet enough that you can definitely call it cake, but not sickly so.

So in the interest of not sharing anything seasonally appropriate this week, I give you a perfectly moist, with a touch of sweet, cinnamon apple cake with a sugar & pecan crumble topping.

I’m pretty sure Jesus would forgive my desk hiding antics if he tasted it. I’ve heard he’s pretty good at that.

Cinnamon apple sugar cake
 
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An easy and health(ier) cinnamon apple cake recipe with a brown sugar & pecan topping.
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Serves: 12
Ingredients
Cake
  • 1 cup almond flour
  • ½ cup buckwheat flour
  • ½ whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1½ teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1¼ cup diced apples
  • 1 egg
  • 3 tablespoons coconut oil, melted
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
Topping
  • ½ tablespoon cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • ¼ cup chopped pecans (optional)
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees and grease a 9×13 (or similar) baking dish.
  2. Combine flours, cinnamon, baking soda, salt and apples in a large bowl.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together remaining wet ingredients.
  4. Add the wet ingredients to the large bowl and mix together.
  5. Pour batter into baking dish.
  6. Combine topping ingredients in a small bowl and sprinkle all over the top of the batter.
  7. Bake for 30-32 minutes until center is set and just cooked through.
  8. Remove from oven and let cool for about 15 minutes before cutting.

 

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  1. 1

    Not only do I want this cake but you have me laughing – as usual ;) I hate those ‘visits’. I never open the glass front door so they’re forced to stand outside yelling to me lol. Honestly, I sometimes want a really large dog that will scare them away.

  2. 2

    Swoon…

  3. 3

    I would have done the same thing ;) ok I have. Lots! This cake looks phenom!

  4. 4

    Yum! This would be an awesome Easter brunch cake. I have so much eating to do this weekend, Hahaha.

  5. 5

    Oh man, I’m right there with you. There’s no way I’m answering that door.

    Also, yum. This recipe looks perfect.

  6. 6
    Dana Fowle says:

    I can’t get your new link to be accepted in my feed. Anyone else having this issue?

    • 7
      Gina Matsoukas says:

      Dana- that’s weird! What feed reader are you trying to put it into? If the feedblitz one won’t work, try this one: runningtothekitchen.com/feed it’s the main feed that is getting redirected to feedblitz. Let me know if you’re still having trouble.

  7. 8

    LOL – you crack me up :) I’ve totally hid from the magazine selling “youths” before. Though we get a lot less stoppers-by now that we live in the boonies. This cake looks super yummy, as expected. I bought my first coconut oil to start cooking with, but have yet to crack open the jar. I guess I’m scared.

  8. 9

    We live in a very Morman neighborhood, and those doorbell ringers are PERSISTENT. I have hidden, too. No shame. I’d like some cake to keep me company as I sit behind the couch waiting for them to leave.

  9. 10

    Haha, I can just picture the hiding from the front door solicitors — because I do the exact same thing (unless it’s Girl Scouts selling cookies. Then I run TO the door :)). Good thing this cake wasn’t spoiled in the process, because it looks and sounds amazing!

  10. 11

    Love the way this looks – gotta get me some buckwheat!

  11. 12

    Anytime someone says cake for breakfast, you know i’m on board.

  12. 13

    This needs to happen in my life ASAP. The texture looks absolutely perfect!!

  13. 14

    This is beyond gorgeous, Gina! What a perfect, mouthwatering cake!

  14. 15

    I just did the Jehovah’s Witness dodge myself this past weekend. Except our new home has TONS of windows that I kinda forgot about. haha
    Well, this looks amazing, so I would say you made the right call!!

  15. 16

    Yum this recipe looks great!

  16. 17

    They come to my door ALL THE TIME! I never know what to do or what to say. I want to be nice but I also just want them to go away. I’m a horrible person. However, this cake looks great and I could use a slice for breakfast :)

  17. 18

    This cake sounds perfect the way you describe it! Love super moist cakes. And apple cake is always one of my favorites.

  18. 19

    Beautiful pictures! Love that casserole dish.

  19. 20

    haha! Such a funny story :) I love that the cake is so healthy and filled with apples I can’t wait to try it out !

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