Taves Family Apple Cake is easy to make, moist, cinnamony and packed with apples. Perfect by itself for breakfast or top it with caramel sauce for dessert.
This delicious apple cake recipe came to me via a cookbook written by a friend of a friend.
Eating Local in the Fraser Valley was written by Angie Quaale, a foodie I am honored to know.
Angie owns a culinary shop in the Fraser Valley region outside of Vancouver, British Columbia (BC). She loves the local “farm to table” style of cooking and baking typical of the Fraser Valley.
I bought a copy of her cookbook as soon as it came out. This apple cake recipe is from the Taves Family, who have an orchard in Abbotsford, BC.
I chose to make Taves Family Apple Cake for a graduation party last month. Not only is it easy, but proved to be a huge hit with everyone from the teenagers to the grandparents at the party.
The original recipe called Taves Family Apple Cake a “breakfast” dish, but it worked just as well as a dessert. To be honest, it is good any time of day or night, warm or cool.
Pack it in a lunch bag, or keep the pan covered in the refrigerator, cut off a piece and put it in the microwave for about 10 seconds to warm.
The recipe includes an easy-to-make caramel drizzle. But if you are looking for a dairy-free recipe, this cake is just as good without it. You can also make this recipe gluten-free by replacing the enriched flour with your preferred gluten-free flour.
As for which apple to use, I used Red Delicious in my recipe, and the Taves Family Farm specializes in Jongolds and Honeycrisps. That said, the recipe only says to use “peeled and finely chopped apples”, so if you have a favorite apple, feel free to use it. Most of all, enjoy this recipe, no matter how you decide to make it!
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