Friday, August 8, 2014

So Sweet: Charlotte Cake with Apples and Cherries

Well if there is a recipe that combines Nick's and mine favorite fruits in one cakes, that has to be tried, yes?
So a couple of weeks ago, in between the tropical days, we baked this really moist cake! The recipe comes from Grandma's Kitchen. Can't really go wrong with that!

Charlotte Cake with Apples and Cherries:

- 1 cup all purpose flour
- 1.25 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 0.25 tsp salt
- 0.25 cup honey
- 0.25 cup oil
- 0.25 cup brown sugar
- 1 egg
- 1.5 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 cups apples, peeled and chopped
- 1.5 cups halved cherries, pits removed

Preheat your oven to 180 degrees. Place a baking sheet in a small oven dish. In a small bowl, mix together all the dry ingredients. (Flour, cinnamon, baking powder and salt.)  In a large bowl, mix together the honey, oil, and sugar. Add the egg and vanilla and mix until well combined. Add the dry mix to the wet mix, stirring just until combined. It will be very thick! Add the apples and cherries and stir, just until combined. Spread the mixture evenly in the pan. Bake for 60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.
(the original recipe said 15 - 20 minutes, but there is no way a cake can be done in that short amount of time. Our oven needed 60 minutes)
The original recipe also added a topping of sugar and cinnamon before baking, but the cake is really sweet enough without it :)

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