The other day, Amy's co-worker, also named Amy, brought it the most deliciously moist and tasty apple cake. Joanne (another self-professed foodie) pronounced it better than her mom's. (We're kind of hoping Mrs. K doesn't read our blog. If she does...sorry!) But anyway, yes, it was that good. Good enough for us to beg for the recipe, which Amy D. gave us tout de suite (she's a French teacher, so we owed her that)!
As luck would have it, our friends at Onyx had a tasting at the Coventry Farmers Market the other day, where they were sampling a delightful concoction of apples, cinnamon and brown sugar mixed with Onyx moonshine and apple cider. Then they offered us the leftover apples. Yeah...the boozy leftover apples. "Certainly the two of you could do make something with these!?!" they said. Hollah.
Yes, amidst this amazing planetary alignment (okay, maybe not that important) - we had the apples and the recipe, and as far as we were concerned, "Thunderbirds are go!" It was moonshine-apple-cake-baking-time!
We made Amy D's apple cake with those boozy apples and included the recipe below. Feel free to make it with plain old apples, if you must. But it won't be quite as good, just so you know. (wink wink)
Onyx Moonshine Apple Cake
5 medium apples, peeled and diced (feel free to soak them in Onyx Moonshine for a day or so, if you dare)
3 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups granulated sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 cup vegetable oil
2 large eggs
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
3 tablespoons granulated sugar
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
1 tablespoon unsalted butter, room temperature
Preheat oven to 350 F. Combine all cake ingredients in a large bowl, and toss to coat apples. Place in a 9X13 pan that has been greased with butter or sprayed with cooking spray. In a separate bowl, combine topping ingredients and pat over top before placing in oven. Bake for 40-45 minutes, until bubbly. If desired, dust with confectioner's sugar before serving.