I have a confession to make – I’m head over heels for this Applelicious Sheet Cake! It’s the perfect treat for any occasion – from birthdays and springtime gatherings to weeknight indulgences! This cake marries the best of both worlds – its classic apple delight, compounded with its sheet-cake format. Not to mention, it’s simple to bake and requires very few ingredients.
This recipe has been passed down through generations in my family and we’ve been making it for special occasions for years. With a few key ingredients and a few simple steps, it’s been a household favorite. Our family history with this cake dates back to the 1800s, so when you recreate this recipe, you’re connecting with the ancient culinary past!
What’s truly unique about this recipe is its decadent combination of sweet and tart flavors. A perfect balance between the two that pervades every bite and surprise you with a flavor you can’t quite pinpoint. This is due to the combination of tart apples, pure honey, cinnamon and vanilla extract. Together, these ingredients create a tantalizingly complex flavor that can’t be beat.
The beauty of this recipe lies in its utter simplicity. With just a bowl and a spoon, you can mix all the ingredients together in a matter of minutes. After that, all you need to do is dump them into a pan, bake and voila! Once it’s cooled, you’ll have a warm, fragrant hub of flavor that will have everyone coming back for seconds.
For an even more aromatic experience, you can sprinkle a handful of walnuts on top. This will create little bits of crunch that further enhance and complicate the flavor of the cake.
So, gather up your ingredients and whip up this Applelicious Sheet Cake today. You won’t regret it!
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
3 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup butter, melted
3/4 cup milk
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
3 large tart apples, cored, peeled and diced
2 tablespoons honey
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1/2 cup walnuts
1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Grease and flour an 11×17-inch sheet pan.
2. In a medium bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt.
3. In a small bowl, combine the melted butter, milk, and vanilla extract. Add to the dry ingredients and stir until just combined.
4. Whisk in the eggs until just combined.
5. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and spread out evenly.
6. To prepare the filling, combine the apples, honey, and cinnamon in a medium bowl and stir until combined.
7. Sprinkle the apple mixture over the batter.
8. If desired, sprinkle the walnuts over the apple filling.
9. Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
10. Let cool before slicing and serving. Enjoy!