I’ve told you about Lisa’s awesome apple cake in the past. Yet, I don’t see you making it, so I’m coming back at you with it. This time though, I’m changing something. I’m wondering if you aren’t making apple cake because you haven’t met Lisa in person.
Maybe you are thinking, “I knew a girl named Lisa in high school and she was the worst. She was the Regina George of our school.”
Or, for you ladies (and gents) of the 80’s, “She was the Heather Chandler of our school.”
Or, for the readers of the 70’s, “She was the Carrie of our school.”
Friends from the 60’s, “She was the Yoko Ono of our school.”
For those who were in high school before the 60’s, “She was the Mary, Queen of Scots of our school.”
So even though I swear that Lisa is super fantastic and makes really, really good food, I’m going to rename Lisa’s Apple Cake to……
Now, I know what you are thinking.
“How does a wordsmith of that caliber NOT have a job working for Hallmark?” Your guess is as good as mine. My first guess is, I’ve never applied for a job at Hallmark.
You can use red or green apples in this recipe. Even the crappy ones that return home in your kid’s lunch! This isn’t your typical heavy, oil-laden cake. It’s light, airy and just sweet enough. Let me know if you try it.
Or, I’ll keep writing about it. a la The Shining.
- 1 1/2 c. sugar
- 4 eggs
- 1 1/2 c. flour
- 1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
- 1/4 cup pineapple or orange juice
- 4-5 large apples, peeled, cored and chopped (large pieces)
- For the top - cinnamon, sugar, butter
- Whisk eggs and sugar, add juice, then dry ingredients and stir until combined. Stir in chopped apples. Pour into greased 13 x 9 pan. Sprinkle top with cinnamon and sugar, and place dabs of butter on top (as much or as little as you want). You can also sprinkle top with chopped walnuts. Bake at 350 for 1 hour.