love cooking so we plan to share some of our favorite recipes.
Here is one inspired by the season. This goes well with so
many beers, Oktoberfest, cherry lambic, spiced nut brown or
even a cider. You might need to make two cakes to find the
perfect match! Enjoy!
4 cups diced apples
2 eggs, beaten
2 cups sugar (1 1/2 if cutting back)
2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp salt
2 tsp baking soda
2 cups flour
1/2 cup Oktoberfest beer
Mix ingredients together in one bowl. Bake in a greased 9X13
pan for 35-45 minutes at 350. Serve with whipped cream, preferable
recipe is one from my childhood in Minnesota with a little
modification. I swapped some good Harpoon Oktoberfest beer
for oil and greased the pan instead. It tasted just as I remember
except I didn't make the yummy whipped cream that my mom always
did. Next time.
recommend trying apples from trees you find around your neighborhood
rather than from the store. Don't worry about the blemishes,
you will be surprised how good they taste once you peal off
the skin. We get ours from just down the road.
The original recipe was called Karen's Apple Cake and my mom
found it in the local paper; the Gazette, sometime in the
60's. Not sure who Karen was but she must have been a great