This is my Mother in Law's recipe with a twist. It is one of the most requested fall cakes we make and most requested in the family.
You will need an 8" Springform Pan for this recipe. You can do it with a regular cake pan but it is can be difficult to remove. If you use a regular cake pan be sure to spray the entire bottom of the pan well with baking or cooking spray vs butter in the spring form pan.
1/2 Cup of Butter
1 Cup White Sugar
1 Cup of chilled applesauce. (I use my homemade but you can use any you like)
2 Cups of All purpose flour (for gluten free use a gluten free 1:1 baking flour)
1 teaspoon of baking soda
1 teaspoon of apple pie spice or cinnamon,
1/4 teaspoon cloves, nutmeg
1/2 of Chopped Walnuts (optional)
3 lbs. of apples cored and sliced medium thick. Tossed with a splash of lemon juice.
Whipped Cream or topping, You can spice it up by adding a pinch of cinnamon.
Butter well or spray your pan. In a circle pattern overlapping the apples place on the bottom of the pan; once you have you bottom covered lightly sprinkle with cinnamon. Set a side.
In a bowl cream the butter with sugar and add the applesauce. Combine well and add your dry ingredients and fold until well combined.
Pour the batter over your apples into your greased pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 40 min or until done. Let it cool about 10 min and run a knife around the side of the pan or springform pan. If it is a springform open the pan and remove the sides. Put your cake plate or cake stand on the pan and flip it so the cooked apples are now on top. (see picture). serve warm with ice cream and fresh whipped cream or cold. (I'm partial to warm)
It is like a apple pie with out the pie and all the work!
You can use this dough as savory crust for Chicken Pot Pie's, Jazzed up your savory pie. The dough is layered and super flaky!
Sweet Dessert Pie just sub the Parmesan Cheese for flour and 2 tablespoons of sugar. You can sub the buttermilk for ice cold water but I recommend keeping the buttermilk as it adds and extra layer of flavor. Pie Dough does not have to be plain old dough! Season your dough to complement your dessert. Spiced for Pumpkin, Cinnamon for apple,