Apple Cake with Lemon Icing

Ingredients

Ingredients for cake:
2 eggs
1 cup vegetable oil (I use 1/2 cup applesauce)
1 cup white sugar
1 cup brown sugar
2 tsp. ground cinnamon (I use pumpkin or apple pie spice)
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. vanilla extract
2 cups flour
1 tsp. baking soda
4 cups apples, peeled and cut into small cubes

Ingredients for lemon icing:
1 cup confectioner’s sugar
1 tsp. grated lemon rind
juice of one lemon

Instructions

1) Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

2) In one mixing bowl, combine eggs and oil. Beat with an electric mixer, then add white sugar, brown sugar and vanilla. Beat until mixed well.

3) In another bowl, combine flour, salt, baking soda and cinnamon. Add the egg mixture into this bowl, mix until well combined. Fold the apples in by hand. Batter will be very thick. Grease and flour the baking pan, pour batter into pan. Spread evenly. Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour and 15 minutes. Test doneness by sticking a toothpick into the middle, if it comes out clean it is done. Let cool (at least an hour). Remove cake from sides of pan.

4) As cake is cooling, make lemon icing. Combine all icing ingredients together, mixing with a spoon. Drizzle over cooled cake. Serve.

Notes: I don't use the lemon icing, instead I make a variation using about 1/2 a cup of apple cider, juice of half a lemon and about two tablespoons of chai tea, which I mix with powdered sugar until I get the right consistency. I also grate the rind of the lemon over the cake, just to give a little brightness to the taste.
Course: Brunch
Cuisine: American
Uploaded by: Kelly Fowler
Added on: 2010-09-12 14:24:31