Apples, apples, and more apples! Recently, my family visited an apple orchard and I purchased a bushel of apples. (That is about forty pounds!) They were only sixty cents a pound, so I couldn’t resist! Today I am going to show you how I freeze my apples. In less than two hours, I was able to wash, peel, core, slice, bag, and freeze every apple! Later, I will share my favorite apple cake recipe…..mmmm!
One of my closest friends gave me this recipe for apple cake. She used to have an apple tree in her backyard, so she has all kinds of yummy apple recipes!
Alisha’s Apple Cake
2 cups of sugar
1 1/2 cups of shortening or oil
1 1/2 tsp. soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. vanilla
3 cups of flour
3 cups of apples (peeled, cored, and diced)
Optional: 1 cup nuts
Preheat oven to 35o degrees. Combine sugar, eggs, shortening/oil, soda, salt, cinnamon, and vanilla. Combine. Slowly add in the flour until thouroughly mixed. Stir in the apples. (and nuts, if using) Pour into a greased bundt pan or 9x 13 pan. Bake about 35-40 minutes for a bundt pan or 30-35 minutes for a 9×13 pan. While it bakes, make the icing below.
1/2 cup of hot water
Starting with 1/2 cup of water, gradually combine powdered sugar and water until it is a thick syrup-like consistency. (not watery) While the cake is still hot, pour the icing over the cake. The mixture will harden as it cools.