Monday, March 7, 2011

Throw them in the Pot

Yesterday, my dear mother sent some apples my way and while they are delicious (literally--they are Red Delicious, teehee), I was afraid they would not be eaten up before they turned mealy. Was pondering what to do when SnoWhite over at Finding Joy In My Kitchen put up this recipe for Crock Pot Apple Cake. (If you want the recipe, click the website name/link, it will take you there.)

Anyway, I have a small confession...I have never baked bread or cake in my crock pot. GASP! I know, scandalous, right?! So, what better to blog about today than my first attempts at baking a crockpot cake. My sons are dubious. My husband is a bit curious. My daughter, darling that she is, crinkled up her nose a bit then said, "I've never had apple cake before. And you cook it in the crock pot?"

After gathering all the needed tools and supplies, I took a deep breath and dove right in. Here are some pics of the adventure thus far...

(Don't you just love my "vintage retro" wheat flour container? LOL Yes, it's an actual Tupperware product from the '70s. One of my favorite thrift store finds from last year. )

At that point, I was thinking YUM because the smell of cinnamon wafted upward as I mixed all the dry ingredients.

Typically I would use Granny Smith for baking, but these were here. These were on the small side so I used four. Trying to make sure I had a pretty picture for you, didn't think about peeling the apples first. LOL

Next up, Mixed them with the dry ingredients. Another YUM moment as the scent of apples and cinnamon blended together.

The next step was to mix egg and vanilla then I poured it over the apple mixture, then spooned it all into the crock pot.

And here it is in the crock pot, waiting to be baked into yummy apple cakeness!

Stay tuned for the results of this kitchen adventure...

The verdict is in!

While we probably won't make this often (our children don't care for spice cakes) it will go in my keeper file for those times when craving a spice cake. It's not large, so no worries on over-indulging. It is amazingly moist considering it doesn't have any butter or oil in it. I do think next time I will chop the apples just a bit smaller. Maybe even throw in a handful or two of raisins or nuts. It would be unbelievable with a scoop of vanilla ice cream! Not to mention, the house smells incredibly delicious right now.

So, if you like apples and you like spice cakes I definitely recommend giving this recipe a try!


  1. awesome... yep I sure want this recipe please !

  2. Thanks, Sonja! It is almost finished and it smells so delicious in the house right now.

    You can click that link (Finding Joy In My Kitchen) and it will take you straight to the page. :)

    Another 15-30 and I should have the results!

  3. oh that sounds yummy! Thanks for sharing!

  4. Oh sounds really good. This would make a yummy breakfast to wake up to. Thanks for sharing the link.

  5. Yum- that looks so yummy!

    I made a cake in my crock pot years ago- it must not have been a hit, because I never did it again :-)

    Thanks for joining The Blogging Buddies

    Hope you have a great day!

    Carolee Sperry
    The Blogging Biz Mom

  6. Elegant, you're very welcome! Thanks for stopping by. BTW, love the pic of roses in your blog--you need to have a tea party soon and blog it so we can see it through your eyes! :)

    Miss Moe, It would be. It cooked on high for 2 hours, so you'd want to adjust the temp down, but if you get up before everyone else, wouldn't be a problem to turn it up to finish cooking.

    Carolee, thanks so much for stopping by. I hope to find more "baking" recipes for crockpot soon, maybe you'll see one you like. And thanks for the opportunity to join BB. Can't wait!