This Dutch Apple Cake is one of the Depression Era recipes that I wanted to try. I was very surprised by it's simplicity but festive presentation.
This recipe has been around a long time. It basically is a baking soda biscuit cake topped with apples, cinnamon, and sugar. You could butter it or spread any kind of sauce or icing on it. There are several variations of it on the internet some with sugar added to the cake and I even found one with sour cream added to the cake to make it moister. But, this is the original 1930's Depression recipe. If you suffer from allergies or need to reduce sugar you could adapt this cake for these dietary needs.
2 cups flour, sifted
1/2 tsp. salt
3 tsp. baking powder
1/4 cup butter, mixing well
1 egg- and add it to
1 cup milk (scant)
Stir in dry mixture. Dough should be soft enough to spread 1/2" thick in shallow pan. Core and peel 4 or 5 apples and cut into 1/8ths. Lay slices parallel on top of dough, sharp edge down, and press into dough. Sprinkle 2 tbsp. sugar on apples. (I also added 1 tsp. cinnamon.) Bake in a hot oven (400 degrees) for 20-30 minutes. Serve hot with butter or with a lemon sauce.
How do you like my new teacup? It is J & G Meakin (Made in England) the pattern is Classic White. I found them at the Salvation Army, 2 cups and saucers for 25 cents a piece.
Tuesday Cuppa Tea at Antiques and Teacups
I will link this to:
Tea Time Tuesday at Rose Chintz Cottage
A Return to Loveliness at A Delightsome Life
Tea Cup Tuesday at Martha's Favorites
Tea Cup Tuesday at Artful Affirmations
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Tweak It Tuesday at Cozy Little House
Nifty Thrifty Tuesday at Coastal Charm