Thursday, September 21, 2017

An Apple's Take on Gingerbread

She calls this one, her perfect recipe.  And that's a pretty tall order considering there's so many great ones in Olwen Woodier's The Apple Cookbook.  Olwen stopped by Tonia's Kitchen to talk about her fantastic Gingerbread Apple Cake.  Not only is not heavy, it's not light or airy.  In fact, one of the reason's Olwen calls it her perfect recipe, is because it's just right!  The cake is made with molasses and cinnamon (and apples of course.) Olwen told Tonia that whenever she makes it, this cake is always a hit!  Find out for yourself!

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1 cup butter or margarine
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup molasses
2 large eggs
1 cup applesauce
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
2 teaspoons ground ginger
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour a 9-inch by 13-inch baking dish. Melt butter over low heat. Pour into a medium-size bowl. Beat in sugar and molasses. Add eggs one at a time and beat. Beat in applesauce. Sift flour, baking soda, ginger and cinnamon into applesauce mixture and stir well to combine thoroughly. Spoon into baking dish and bake for 35 minutes, or until a skewer inserted in the middle comes out clean. Remove from oven; cool for 5 minutes. Turn onto a wire rack and allow to cool completely. Serve with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream. Serves 18