Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Apple Orchard Snack Cake Perfect for Fall.

A delicious apple snack cake is made with graham cracker crumbs, sugar, apples, butter, eggs, vanilla and pecans. 
Today I'm bringing you another fall inspired recipe. I've made this Apple Orchard Snack Cake a couple times now and it's delicious every time. The first time I saw this cake and all of the ingredients I knew it had to be good. 

I thought the kids would love it since it is made with with graham cracker crumbs and apples. I didn't have any graham cracker crumbs on hand, but I did have regular graham crackers. So I just crushed those up to make two cups. Buying a whole box of graham crackers is so much cheaper anyhow. I can get a whole box at Walmart for $1.10.

This cake is so super moist and the apples are delicious. Both of m sons love this cake, but  Mackenzie not so much. She liked the cake but did not care for the apples. The little girl I babysit, Grace is now a big fan of the cake as well. Grace even helped me mix everything up, so I think we have a future chef on our hands. 

This is a perfect cake for Fall and I love that it's made with graham cracker crumbs. I was thinking maybe next time I might buy the cinnamon graham crackers in place of regular. We will see I always forget and end up grabbing the regular ones. I highly recommend this cake maybe you have a few apples lying around that need to be used up. This would be perfect recipe.

Here is my helper Gracie mixing up all the ingredients.


Little feet means little helper. LOL


Pour the batter into a greased 8 x 8 inch baking dish


and bake at 350 degrees for 40-45 minutes.



Gracie's favorite place when I am baking anything is right in front of the oven, she will tell me "light light".



Fresh from the oven, let cool and sprinkle with powdered sugar






Apple Orchard Snack Cake
 
Ingredients 
1 - cup granulated sugar
3 - eggs
1/2 - teaspoon vanilla extract
2 - apples, peeled and diced (golden delicious)
1/2 - cup butter, melted
2 - cups graham cracker crumbs (regular or cinnamon)
3/4 - cup chopped pecans or walnuts (optional)
powdered sugar, for topping 

Directions:
Blend sugar, butter, eggs and vanilla in bowl with a spoon. 

Stir in graham cracker crumbs, apples, and nuts until blended. 

Spread batter into greased 8 x 8 pan.

Bake at 350 for 40-45 minutes or until firm to the touch. Remove from oven and let cool on a cooling rack. 

Sprinkle with confectioner's sugar when the cake is at room temperature (very important) this keeps the cake from becoming sticky on top when it cools.  

Cut into squares.  

serves 4-6
source: southern plate


18 comments:

Mary said... #

Awwww... Gracie is precious! Cake looks good too!!

Mommy's Kitchen said... #

Hi Mary, Gracie was so excited to help out today.

Lynn said... #

This looks really good. I have been making lots of apple recipes lately and this looks like one I may have to try.

SnoWhite said... #

That looks really tasty! Cinnamon graham crackers I bet would be fantastic.

Cheryl said... #

I have been looking for an apple cake and this one looks delish, thanks for sharing!

Gloria said... #

Woow i sound good, quick and easy. I will try it this weekend! Thank you for sharing it with us.

Moy said... #

Gracie is so adorable....she looks like a "keeper"..lol Cake looks great and I want to try it with the cinnamon grahams..

jannza said... #

Your little helper is so cute.

I made the cake tonight and everyone loved it. We put pecans over half of the top since I love the nuts and my daughter doesn't. It was tasty and easy. I'll make it again!

megan said... #

wow this looks awesome. I just made a wonderful apple cake as well, but it didn't have graham cracker crumbs - that sounds like a great addition. I think I'll branch out and try this one next time!

Meal Makeover Mom Janice said... #

Yum! This sounds so good. I just bought cinnamon graham crackers at Trader Joe's and got apples from my CSA so I'll be making this soon. Thanks!

Just a little something from Judy said... #

I needed an apple cake and this is one of the best places to visit for that special recipe. Thank you for all of your shared recipes. I really like your blog.

Heidi said... #

I can't wait to make this cake, I just bought a whole bunch of apples. Which kind did you use?

Mommy's Kitchen said... #

Hi Heidi I just had some left over apples from my apple butter recipe. I used one gala I think and one granny smith.

Marie said... #

That looks so yummy. I am going to make that this afternoon! I will let you know how it turns out!

TheRoosterChick said... #

Sweet simplicity - gotta love it!

The Better Baker said... #

Recipe sounds awesome, looks mouth-watering and the pictures are darling! Definitely going to have to try this one. Thanks so much for sharing!

Anonymous said... #

looks wonderful! what do you think about using oatmeal instead of the graham cracker crumbs?
Mindy H. (cemily's kitchen)

Tina @ Mommy's Kitchen said... #

I have only tried it with graham crackers so I don't know what the result would be. I guess you could give it a try.