An apple a day keeps the doctor away! Ok, that’s true if you eat the apple alone, but using apples is a good way to make a dessert healthier and also more delicious. Fruits are commonly used to bake a cake but apple is absolutely my favorite. I like its texture when you bake the apples. They give the cake a juicy and soft texture. I like the contrast between the dryness of the cake and wet feeling of the apple in my mouth, and that was the case in this quick cinnamon apple cake recipe.
Apples in a cake always remind me of my childhood when my mother baked apple cakes almost once every week. The smell and the taste of those cakes are still very fresh for me. We usually had apple cakes at the weekends when all family members were at home.
Of course you can substitute apple with another sweet fruit, but nothing proves as delicious as apple. I used sweet golden apples and I’m really satisfied with the result. If you like it sour, you can use apples with a kind of citric flavor; or if you like it sweeter, you can try a sweeter apple.
Another good point about apples is how they look after you bake the cinnamon apple cake. The cuts on the outer part of the apples and their color make another contrast with the golden brown color of the cake. Since I used a round pan, I had triangular slices. If you use a square or rectangular pan, you can have one piece of apple for each square slice.
No matter what shape and how big the slices are, you will definitely enjoy this fast apple cake. If you want to spend a happy winter weekend at home, and especially if you have kids who often end up in the kitchen asking for something to eat, you should give it a try!