|View of the Blue Ridge Mountains from my Sister's back deck!|
|The view from Carter Mountain Orchard|
|Jonagold's were there for the picking!|
Apple Pie Cake
4 T (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 cup granulated sugar
1 large egg
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
1 cup King Arthur all-purpose flour
1/4 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
1 1/2 tsp. Apple Pie Spice*
1/8 tsp. ground Cardamon
2 cups chopped apples
1/2 cup toasted pecans
*Or mix 1 tsp of ground cinnamon, 1/8 tsp. ground cloves, 1/4 tsp. grated nutmeg, 1/8 tsp. ginger.
Preheat oven to 350F-degrees. Butter a pie dish and set aside.
In a stand mixer, using the paddle attachment, cream the butter and sugar together. Add the egg and beat until combined, scraping down the sides of the bowl as needed with a rubber spatula. Add the vanilla extract and mix again.
Add the dry ingredients and mix on low just to combine. Don't worry the batter is stiff. Add the apples and pecans and mix again. Spread batter into the prepared pie dish. Smooth top and bake for 35-40 minutes, until golden brown and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out cleanly.
You could glaze this cake, but it was delicious with just a dusting of confectioners' sugar (icing sugar). Enjoy!