Buttery Apple Cake

Happy Thursday everyone! I hope everyone’s week is going well. Mine hasn’t been too eventful, but I’m really starting to get a feel of how this year is going to work out. Most of my classes are in full swing with projects, quizzes, tests, the whole package. Even though it will be a tough year (like most junior years tend to be), I’m really looking forward to learning lots this year without it being too overwhelming.

You can tell fall has really begun once Rosh Hashanah has gone by. Rosh Hashanah is the Jewish New Year, and one of the traditions is to eat apples and honey, to celebrate a sweet new year. Although this cake doesn’t have any honey in it, this delectable delight from Martha Stewart would be a perfect way to end your new year, or just a great way to get into the swing of fall baking. Who doesn’t love that?

Buttery Apple Cake

Makes one 8 inch Cake


  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting
  • 1 pound Granny Smith apples, peeled and shredded on the large holes of a box grater (about 2 cups)
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 6 tablespoons whole milk
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 large eggs
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • Heavy cream, for serving


  1. Make the cake: Preheat oven to 325. Coat an 8-inch springform pan with cooking spray; dust with flour, tapping out excess. Place on a rimmed baking sheet. Spread apples in pan; set aside.
  2. Whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, milk, oil, and eggs in a medium bowl until smooth. Pour over apples. Bake until set and pale golden brown, about 40 minutes.
  3. Make the topping: Stir together butter, sugar, egg, and vanilla in a small bowl. Remove cake from oven, and pour topping over cake. Bake until golden brown, about 25 minutes. Let cool completely in pan on a wire rack. Remove sides of pan, and transfer cake to a serving plate. Serve slices drizzled with cream.

A simple cake that’s sure to make your weekday that much better.

-Rayna 🙂

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