Servings: 8 serving(s)
Prep time: 20 minutes
Total time: 1 hours 5 minutes
Cooking time: 45 minutes
This easy apple gingerbread recipe is a great way to enjoy apples year round.
There’s nothing like crisp fall apples and the smell of them cooking in the kitchen as the light fades late in the afternoon makes me feel like I have the cosiest house on earth.
In August I start baking with yellow transparent, the delicate, soft skinned apples that are the first to appear and make lovely galettes and apple sauce. Now we’re onto Paula Reds, crisp tart baking apples that are my favourite of all. We’ll move next to Cortlands and by the time Thanksgiving arrives we’ll be picking McIntosh apples at the u-pick near our cottage.
My son has a “secret” tree somewhere near our home, on the edge of field, long forgotten by all but the local deer. It must be at least 100 years old and who knows what variety. The apples he gathers are blemished but big and perfect for making apple sauce.
This easy apple gingerbread recipe is a great way to enjoy apples throughout the year. Bake it as a snack cake (try half whole wheat flour) or dress it up with this sticky Molasses Cider GlazePrint
Easy Apple Gingerbread
Easy Apple Gingerbread is quick to make and always moist and delicious. Bake it as a snack cake or dress it up with a sticky cider glaze.
- 1/2 cup oil (vegetable, olive, grapeseed, canola…)
- 2 cups all-purpose flour, spooned in
- 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
- 1 tsp. ginger
- 1 tsp. cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp. cloves
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 1/2 cup Crosby’s Fancy Molasses
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1 egg, room temperature
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- ½ cup boiling water
- 4 tart apples peeled and cut into 1/2 inch chunks
- In a medium bowl whisk the flour, baking soda, ginger, cinnamon, cloves, and salt.
- In another bowl whisk oil, molasses, brown sugar, egg, vanilla and ½ cup boiling water.
- Add the wet mixture to the dry mixture and stir just until combined.
- Gently fold in the apples.
- Scrape batter into a greased and floured 9” round cake pan.
- Bake at 350 F for 45 minutes (or until a tester comes out clean)
If you love this cake be sure to let us know in the comments below. And don’t forget to give it a star rating:)
If you love baking with apples try our recipe for Caramel Apple Crisp.
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