Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Smitten Kitchen Apple Cake
A little over a year ago a friend introduced me to a great food blog called Smitten Kitchen. Deb, the blogger, shares her culinary creations from her tiny New York City kitchen and I've been trying several of her recipes and I agree with her taste (most of the time!). She even has a cookbook in the making and I'll definitely be buying it.
I noticed her apple cake recipe a while back and I immediately made it for my family. Despite the fact that I made this fall-ish cake in the middle of July, we all loved it and I went ahead and made it again this fall. It has the dense texture of a pound cake but the moist, fruity goodness of chunky fresh apples. I agree with Deb that this cake is "so much better than the sum of its parts". You probably have everything you need to bake this cake in your house right now... so go ahead and bake it! It's good for dessert and I'll admit that I even ate some of the leftover slices with coffee in the morning.
This cake is very sturdy, so you can absolutely make it a day in advance of serving and it would also travel well for say... Thanksgiving (which is two weeks away!).
I didn't make any changes to the original recipe, so if you'd like to try this cake, head on over to Smitten Kitchen for the recipe.