Monday, October 19, 2009

Apple Gingerbread Cake with Homemade Whipped Cream

Two words...oh my.

No I'm sorry, three words...oh my my.

No wait, four words...oh my my my.

I am loving the flavors of the fall season. Quite frankly fall foods are getting me through the cold wet October we are having in the northeast. This weekend I was craving Gingerbread, so I made it and now it could be my most favorite cake ever.

Apple Gingerbread Cake

  • 1/2 Cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 Cup butter
  • 1 tsp. Ginger
  • 1 tsp. Cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 Cup Molasses
  • 1 Cup Sour Milk - 1 cup milk with 1 Tbsp of white vinegar added to it. It will bubble and curdle, but that is okay.
  • 2 Cups Flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 2 of your favorite baking apples. Peeled and cut into 8-10 slices. I used a apple slicer.
Mix the sugar, butter, ginger, cinnamon and salt until creamy. Add 1 large egg and beat until fluffy. Add molasses and sour milk. Mix well. Add flour and baking soda and mix until combined.

Prepare a 9 x 9 glass pan with non-stick baking spray. Layer the pan with the apples.

Pour the cake batter over the apples. Apples will float in the batter. Bake at 325 degrees for 50-60 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.

This cake smells so good. You want to dig in as soon as it comes out of the oven, but WAIT, something is not right.

That's it. Much better.

DO NOT eat this cake without the HOMEMADE WHIPPED CREAM. Well, I guess you could, but why.

Homemade whipped cream
  • 1 Cup cold heavy whipping cream
  • 1 Tbsp. Confectioners sugar
  • 1 tsp. Vanilla
With the wire attachment or beaters, gradually increase speed to high and whip the cream, sugar and vanilla until soft peaks form. It only takes a minute or two.


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  1. I absolutely love making homemade whipped cream. I have been so unhappy on the prices of canned whipped cream so this is a great idea. With the leftovers, they last for many days and perfect to use in coffee! The cake is something I would try. Thanks for the post.

  2. I never thought about putting the leftover whipped cream in my coffee...sounds good. I have just been eating it out of the bowl with a very big good!

  3. Oh, some of my favoritest, ginger AND whipped cream :)


  4. This is definitely the cure for a cold Fall day. Looks beautiful!!!!

  5. that definitely gets an oh my from me!! Yummy... and it looks super easy to make. thanks.

  6. Oh, my , my , my is right!! Thanks for sharing this recipe. It looks great. Also, thanks for linking to TMTT.

  7. I love gingerbread and I love apple cake, but would have never though to combine them. It's a perfect cake for a fall day.

  8. Looks delicious! I imagine the aroma while it was baking was amazing!

  9. I think my husband Bat would love this almost as much as apple pie. I have to give it a try

  10. Yummers - so glad Stephanie from "Make it from Scratch" pointed me in this direction with your link on her blog carnival. Based on this recipe alone (because I haven't read any of your other posts yet), welcome to my RSS feed reader, Family Balance Sheet! :D

  11. Thanks everyone for the comments. I hope you are all enjoying the flavors of fall.

    Kristen - I am honored to be part of your reader :)

  12. Making this tonight, sadly w/o whipped cream only b/c I don't have any! Can't wait to eat! :)

  13. Homemade whipped cream makes all things right!

  14. Oh! I've never had one of these before. Sounds sooo good!

    Hope to see you December 14-18 for the Holly Bloggy Christmas Bash! We'll have events all week, including a recipe linky on Thursday, Dec. 17. And we'll have prizes too! Check out my blog for more details!

  15. Yummy-this looks wonderful and I love the combination of ingredients.

  16. This sounds delicious. I've bookmarked it to try with some of the lovely fall apples we are getting.

  17. You must have know of my quest to eat food just like this! Will be trying soon, with whipped cream too. Thanks.

  18. I can only imagine how great baking this cake made your kitchen smell!! ~Prairie Story

  19. Good Lord...that gingerbread looks heavenly!...and the recipe reads easy! What could be better than a marriage of apples and ginger? I will bake this 2mrw for my dinner guests...early up in the day for the flavors to have a chance to meld together...I will follow this "base recipe", but the only thing different I will do is add some FRESH grated ginger, some pure VANILLA extract, and a hefty pinch of freshly grated ORANGE ZEST to the batter and sprinkle the top w/chopped candied ginger pieces b4 anticipating the "YUM FACTOR" w/this


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