Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Apple Butterscotch Cake

So my friend, Cat Poland, who does a fabulous job blogging at Mom on the Range, posted today about apple-picking and going to orchards.  Well she asked what is your favorite recipe and I had to share mine.  Here in Whitewater, I trade a local producer farm fresh eggs for fresh off the tree apples and pears (its a great trade).  So I tend to have a lot of recipes that use apples and pears.  Here is Apple Butterscotch Cake...and it is delicious! 

You need:

2 cups sugar
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp soda
1 tsp salt
2 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp cinnamon (I tend to do a heaping teaspoon--who doesn't love a little extra?)
1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
1 cup oil
3 eggs beaten
1 tsp vanilla
3 cups apples (diced or shredded)
1 bag of butterscotch chips

Mix the dry ingredients together.  Stir all the wet ingredients together into the dry, adding the apples last, reserve the chips for later.  Pour the patter into a 9x13 baking pan (or bundt pan) and sprinkle the chips on top.  Bake at 350 for about 40-50 minutes.  Your house will smell delicious!

Note:  on the apples, just core them and throw them in a food processor with the peels on.  Its tastes just fine...and I've never had anyone say "hey are there peels in here?"...their mouth is usually full  :-)