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.


  1. Such a delicious looking cake! I still have tons of apples...I gotta use them up. Glad I have a great recipe :)

  2. hi neicy i looked at this recipie and i never thought of cutting apples in chunks always sliced then going to try it with the chucks think it will make a beter flavor thanks for posting love you

  3. Your cake came out gorgeous. I love how moist apple cakes are.

  4. Deb is everything I want to be and more. She has a recipe for caramel cake that I absolutely have to make...eventually. I've never tried apple cake before, but this looks delicious. I may have to give it a try!

  5. Hi Keely

    Did you use the same type of apples (McIntosh apples) as Deb did in her recipe, or did you use a different variety.

  6. I used Gala apples. I think that any apple suitable for baking would be good in this cake.

  7. Hello, I tried this one and I can say: it's a keeper! It comes out just like in the pictures, moist and yummy :)

    Thanks for the recipe,
    Ana from Portugal


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