My favorite thing to do for the holidays is to bake. I love waking up on a holiday to sweet treats that we have made as a family. I enjoy this recipe because for me it is comforting and makes everything seem more peaceful. Serve this with eggs and some orange juice and you have a complete breakfast or you can serve this with brunch. I noticed that once it bakes that the brown sugar will make a little river through the cake. If you want to prevent that, lightly swirl the topping into the top layer of the cake.
3 large granny smith apples
½ Tbsp. of apple pie spice
½ Tbsp. cinnamon
½ cup honey
½ cup butter
1 ½ tsp vanilla
1 cup milk
1cup coconut oil
1 cup honey
3 cups of flour
½ tsp of salt
3 tsp of baking powder
½ cup of room temperature butter
1 ½ cups coconut sugar
2 tsp cinnamon
-Turn on your oven to 350 degrees F.
-First, cut up the apples and dice them into medium cubes. Put them in a sauce pot and add the apple pie spice, the cinnamon, honey, and butter. Turn on medium heat and cook for approximately 15 minutes or until the apples are soft, once done put apples aside.
-Take the eggs, vanilla, and milk and mix it together. Then add the oil and the honey and mix thoroughly together. In a separate bowl mix the flour, salt, and baking powder. Then add the liquid to the dry; mix together for about 2 minutes until everything is nice and mixed. Oil a 9X13 pan; add half the batter to the pan and evenly spread out. Add the apple filing evenly in a nice layer. Pour the rest of the batter on top to cover the apples.
-For the topping; take the butter, coconut sugar, and cinnamon and blend thoroughly. Then add to the top of the cake evenly. Bake for 35 minutes. Let cool for 15 before serving. ENJOY!
- Instead of the apples add a thin layer of jam in the middle
- Sprinkle some of the topping in the middle layer and the other half on top to cut down the river affect.
- Add a scoop of ice cream and serve it as a dessert