Thursday, September 8, 2011

Apple Recipe #1 - Dutch Apple Cake


The first apple trees were planted in the province near Port Royal in the early 1600's by Acadian settlers.  Apples are the major tree fruit grown in Nova Scotia, contributing more than 50 million dollars to the local economy. A leisurely drive through the beautiful Annapolis Valley in late spring will give you an indication of the size of the apple industry today. And of course, there's the ever popular apple blossom festival to celebrate the beauty and excitement of apple blossom time.  Source

This is the first of several recipes we want to share with you during September.  The apple crop is at it's prime during the fall months, and we love to use them in so many delicious dishes.  

When I was a young newlywed, settling into homemaking, my friend, Debbie, gave me several recipes. These were the tried and true type of recipe. Dutch Apple Cake, was one of them, and it is a definite keeper.  Thanks Debbie!!


2 eggs
2 1/2 C flour
2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 C oil
1 tsp vanilla
2 C sugar
4 C finely chopped apple

Mix all the ingredients together well, with a spoon. Do not use a mixer. The batter will be stiff. Spread the batter into a 9x13 greased and floured pan.  Bake @ 350 for 45-60 minutes.  Watch after 45.

Spread with your favorite cream cheese frosting recipe. Here's mine:

Cream together:
8 oz cream cheese
1/4 C butter
2 tsp vanilla
Gradually beat in enough icing sugar to give it a smooth spreadable consistency.
(approx 3 1/2C)

 Hubby volunteered to taste test this piece of cake for you all...he wanted to ensure the highest of quality.
His verdict...two thumbs up!!!!  ;0)

 Each Friday, during "Apple month", Take Six will share another of our favorite apple recipes with you!  Don't miss them!



  1. I love apple desserts and I am looking for to your recipes on Fridays in September! This looks so good. xo,

  2. I'm drooling at this recipe! I LOVE apple cakes and pies, and your arrangement for the picture is so wonderfully fall-like. What a delightfully seasonal post. :)

  3. Hi Tanya! This recipe looks delicious! Andrew is a very kind husband to be willing to test the quality! ahaha :) I LOVE YOUR BLOG SO MUCH!!!!!

  4. Hi Tanya,

    Great recipe! Love this time of year for baking...something about the change in the air!

    Lovely part of Nova Scotia your Apple Country!
    I will add this one to my list of things to make this season.
    Love your new fall header!
    Have a great weekend!
    All the Best,

  5. I love Fall & apples & new recipes! I'm a new follower from boost my blog!

  6. Looks so yummy!! Thanks for your comment on my blog too Tanya, thanks for visiting! x

  7. I love this time of year and was looking for a great dessert for this weekend. What type of apples do you use?

  8. This looks scrumptious! Thanks for the receipe and please pass the cake!

    I am so pleased that you linked to Potpourri Friday. Your participation certainly makes the party more successful . I appreciate you, the most! I hope you will make this one of your regular stops each week!

  9. lovely ideas... lovely blog looking for to visit more.. loves and blessings from holland.. soraya..

  10. There are a lot of apples grown in this part of NC and we enjoy them at this time of year! I went to the Apple festival last weekend! I love everything made with apples! I used to make apple muffins with brown sugar and cinnamon on top! So yummy! ♥ Love your recipe...and thanks for making it printable! ♥

  11. That cake looks yummy! I love apples--actually anything to do with the fall time. :) Thanks for posting this!

  12. This looks delicious! Thanks for sharing!

  13. I love it, this cake looks that your hubby tasted it, I'm sure!! I have apples at home, so tomorrow I will get my oven ready for baking!! Thanks for sharing. Hugs, FABBY

  14. i am catching up.. this sounds amazing.. cannot wait to try it.. xo marlis

  15. Yummy, can't wait to see what you have in store for the rest of September!!!


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