Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Screw It.

I'm sick. Eating food is not an option today.

But chances are you're not sick - maybe you got the flu shot I should have, maybe you have a wickedly awesome immune system, or maybe you've locked yourself away in your kitchen to avoid the plague that circulates the globe every winter. Whatever the case, if you can stomach the sight and smell of anything gustatory, make this. And don't turn it out of the pan until it's cool. Trust me on this one: you will thank me, really. Because this is what happens if you don't:

So do it.

Apple - Cinnamon Loaf Cake
Serves 12
1/2 tablespoon ground cinnamon
3 tbsp sugar
1 cup flour
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 tsp baking soda
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 tbsp melted butter
1/2 cup sugar
2 tbsp brown sugar
1 cup sour cream
1/4 cup buttermilk
1 egg
1 cup chunky applesauce or apple pie filling (I used my Apple-Quince sauce)
  1. Preheat oven to 350F, grease a loaf pan.
  2. Combine cinnamon and sugar in a small bowl, set aside.
  3. Mix flours, baking soda, baking powder and salt in a large bowl. Set aside.
  4. Combine melted butter and sugars in a small bowl.
  5. Add sour cream, buttermilk and egg, mixing well.
  6. Stir into dry ingredients just until moistened.
  7. Fold in applesauce.
  8. Spoon half the batter into the pan.
  9. Sprinkle the cinnamon-sugar mixture over the batter, then top with remaining batter.
  10. Bake 1 hour, then cool in pan for 15 minutes before removing to a wire rack.
Amount Per Serving
Calories: 200.9
Total Fat: 6.3 g
Cholesterol: 30.2 mg
Sodium: 32.7 mg
Total Carbs: 33.7 g
Dietary Fiber: 2.1 g
Protein: 3.8 g


  1. I am so in the mood for apple, so thanks for this! sounds delicious. Get well soon!

  2. Ahh, so you've managed to balance the flour out just right so that there's only just enough to hold things together, and only if it's cool. Well done!

    Hope you get well soon. On the bright side: this means that you won't be getting ill over the Christmas Vacation, right? ;)


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