Last minute lunch dessert

Not the greatest picture that I've ever take, but I was snapping a quick shot before sending this tasty cake off in lunches.

I wanted an apple snack cake recipe that did not require me to have softened butter and that could be thrown together quickly. The plan was to use the two pears I had in my fruit basket, getting over ripe, but cutting into them revealed it was too late. So apple it was.

No flour used in this recipe, it all comes from the graham crackers instead. I admit, I was skeptical about that, but the final result was a moist, flavorful cake that was tasty and great for lunches.

Apple Snack Cake
from Recipezaar

I made only minor changes - skipped the nuts and ignored the icing sugar, but otherwise made it as written.

1 cup granulated sugar
1/2 butter, melted
3 eggs
1 teaspoon cinnamon
2 cups graham cracker crumbs (or 28 squares finely crushed)
1 medium apple, peeled, cored and chopped- I used a granny smith

Blend sugar, butter and eggs in a bowl with spoon. Stir in graham crumbs, apple and cinnamon. Spread batter in a greased 8X8 pan. Bake at 350°F for 40-45 minutes or until firm to the touch. Cool completely.

1 comment:

Megan said...

Yum. I made an apple cake the other day - and there wasn't any butter in it either. I haven't written it up yet - but I'll be it would be good with any kind of fruit.
I love pears - but they turn so quickly!!

How's the packing going?