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Apple Cake

This is a super simple cake to make especially around apple season. In New York, we get amazing apples. We went to an apple-picking farm right outside of the city with the boys. It was great fun and we got a ton of apples. If you can take your kids to a farm (where they can pick their own fruits, vegetables, eggs, milk…anything) and show them where their food comes from, it can be a great experience. This cake is also good in the morning with a cup of coffee or when you’re hosting a brunch.

1 hour

1 cup sugar

½ stick or 2 ounces butter, melted

½ cup applesauce

1 egg

1¼ cups flour

½ teaspoon ground cinnamon

½ teaspoon baking soda

½ teaspoon salt

2½ cups chopped apples (or two large apples)

¾ to 1 cup chopped walnuts

1. Preheat oven to 350°F, and grease your baking dish.

2. Mix the sugar, butter, applesauce, and egg together with a hand mixer.

3. Whisk the dry ingredients together. Blend the wet and dry ingredients and then add the apples and walnuts.

4. Pour into a baking dish and bake for 30 to 50 minutes (depending on your pan and oven temperature) or until knife or toothpick comes out clean when inserted.