Apple Festival weekend = apples for Apple Oven Cake!

3 Oct

No matter what weekend the local Apple Festival is, it rains. It’s cold. It rains. The ground becomes a soupy mud mess that would be perfect for a spa day but no so much for a day of walking around looking at crafts and eating apple flavored food stuffs. Nevertheless, I was going to go and honor the yearly tradition of going to the apple festival with the boy. The one that began when we started dating in 1998. Rain and mud would not keep me away!!!

Diesel with his $3 apple festival toy. Who knew tied up fleece could be so pleasing??

So we donned our rain boots, grabbed the umbrella, and made our way to the Apple Festival. I needed apples for applesauce and apple pie filling, and this was where they were to be had for the best prices possible. The apple harvest was a good one this year. I purchased Jonathan apples, and they were HUGE this year!

I wanted to enjoy one of them before they made their trek to applesauce and pie filling, so I decided to make an apple oven

an apple that's as big as some people's heads...wonder how many servings this counts for...


cake. This cake is fabulous. It’s like a giant gooey sweet apple filled pancake. I love it. It’s a quick dessert to whip up for dinner and would also do well as a light breakfast with some scrambled eggs and a good cup of coffee. You need an oven safe pan for this recipe, but worst case if you do not have one, cook the apples in your pan, transfer them to a warm baking dish (like a pie dish that has been warmed in the oven for 15 minutes). Use whatever type of apples you like, but try to stick with something that is on the sweeter side.

It was a fantastic dessert to have after a hearty bowl of soup, washed down with some warm apple cider kicked up a notch with a cinnamon stick and some bourbon.

Happy Fall!

Apple Oven Cake

Adapted from Sunset Magazine, October 2009


  • 5 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 sweet apple, peeled and sliced
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon powdered sugar


  • 1. Preheat oven to 425°. Melt butter in a 12-in. ovenproof frying pan over high heat. Add brown sugar and cinnamon, swirling to combine. Add apple and cook until just starting to soften, about 3-5 minutes depending on the type of apple you use.
  • 2. In a medium bowl using an immersion blender, whirl together eggs, salt, flour, and milk. Pour egg mixture into pan and bake until puffed and brown, about 15 minutes. Sprinkle with lemon juice and powdered sugar. Serve immediately and enjoy!

Note: if you don’t have an immersion blender, you can use a food processor or blender. You just want the eggs, flour, milk and salt to mix nice and smooth without any lumps.


4 Responses to “Apple Festival weekend = apples for Apple Oven Cake!”

  1. Yinzerella October 3, 2011 at 3:31 pm #

    Is that a Steelers toy?

    • seasonedwithsarcasm October 3, 2011 at 4:31 pm #

      It is! The lady selling them called them “tug-toys” and it’s basically just fleece tied craftily together.

  2. Yinzerella October 3, 2011 at 4:42 pm #

    Oh, my beloved Steelers. They look like utter poo. Super Bowl hangover, me thinks.
    BTW, that apple thing looks fab. Although that giant apple may give me nightmares. I had a similar carrot situation.

    • seasonedwithsarcasm October 4, 2011 at 3:21 pm #

      yes, they were a pretty sad sight! Def give the apple cake a try – it’s like a ginormous pancake with fruit. I’m gonna make another and eat it with some vanilla bean ice cream. The apples are scary big. Really. The husband took one to work and ate it and said it’s a meal in itself. He was packed after finishing it!

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