Apple Chip Cake
adapted from Gems from the Wheat State, pg. E33, contributor Evelyn Schaefer
serves 12-16, depending on size of slice
3 cups cooking apples, unpeeled and diced (about 3 apples--I used golden delicious for their taste)
2 cups unbleached AP flour
1/2 cup white-whole wheat flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
2 cups sugar
1/2 cup whole pecans
3/4 cups vegetable oil
1/2 cup water
2 Ener-G "eggs"
1/2 tsp almond extract
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
scant 1/4 cup sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
Mix all ingredients and pour into a well-greased 13" x 9" pan. The dough will look really bulky and dry, but don't be fooled! It's not supposed to be a wet dough. Sprinkle top with sugar and cinnamon. Bake at 375 degrees F for 45 minutes.
It's the most mystical dessert, puffing up to encase the apple chips. Something so simple can be mesmerizing. This dessert would be absolutely delicious hot from the oven with some vegan vanilla bean ice cream. I devoured mine alongside some hot coffee, sat back in my chair, and decided that I loved life and the oncoming autumn.
Past Vegan MoFo posts on this day:
VMF 2012 Day 10: Carrot and Mint Salad
VMF 2011 Day 10: Spicy Chipotle Seitan Carnitas
VMF 2010 Day 10: Me and Acorn Squash Down by the Schoolyard