Fine, all right then. It was a little risky to make a cake for a friend’s baby shower without ever making it before, and combining three recipes. And two recipes were from my head. And we all know what a mess it is up there. So I made a little trial muffin.
The job of unbiased taste testing was given to my husband. He really liked the taste, but said it was a little mushy. Oh, and I thought that was the best part!
How quickly I forget that most of the world does not like soggy cereal. I eat as if I’m 90 with a mouthful of dentures most of the time. I guess there is another classification of dessert out there beyond the fruit and chocolate. Now you have the crunchy apple pie crust, or comforting apply bread bowl type. I obviously fall into the second category. What kind of dessert person are you?
I did attempted to make the actual cake a little lighter. The end result was still a little mushy, but a very comforting dessert for those that like that type. Since it was a shower I made a double batch. Apple cinnamon graham heaven… MMmmm..
Cinnamon Apple Graham Cake Adapted from Mannadonn.blogspot.com
Prep time: 30 minutes, Cooking time 30 minutes
3/4 cups whole wheat flour
3/4 cups crushed graham cinnamon crackers *
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup ( 1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
1 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 large eggs
1/3 cup plain non fat yogurt
1/3 cup applesauce
2 apples (large) chopped
1 Tablespoon honey
For glaze: **
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1/4-1/2 cup almond milk
1. Preheat oven to 350. Spray 9 inch square baking pan with baking spray.
2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the four, baking powder, cinnamon, cloves, ginger, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
3. In a large mixing bowl, cream the butter until light, about 1 minute.
4. Add the brown sugar and beat on medium-high speed until light and well blended, about 2 minutes.
5. Add vanilla extract.
6. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition and scraping down the sides of the bowl as necessary.
7. Mix together yogurt and applesauce.
8. With mixer on low speed, add the flour mixture in 3 additions, alternating with yogurt/applesauce in 2 additions. Beat until just blended.
9. In separate bowl mix apples with honey.
10. Stir in apple/honey mixture into cake mixture.
11. Scrape batter into pan.
12. Bake for 25-30 minutes, until tester comes out clean.
13. While cake is baking stir powdered sugar and almond milk together for your glaze.
14. Cool cake completely, and then glaze.
* You should crush the graham crackers so it resembles flour. I placed them in a Ziplock bag and used a cup. Great way to blow off a little steam.
** Depending on how thick you want the glaze increase the powder and decrease the almond milk. My glaze was pretty thin. The cake absorbed it all, giving it a little shine and the bread pudding like consistency.
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