Today, I felt the itch to cook or bake something. Maybe it's because I'm getting sick. Probably more so the pleasure I get from posting recipes on our food blog. My mom's most exciting moment of the week was bringing my grandmother food from the freezer so that she would have space to cook more. So, I come by it honestly.
In the end, I made apple cake. Preparing it specifically with the intention to freeze small cakes in the freezer.
1/2 cup of shortening (I use margarine)
1 cup of white sugar
1/2 cup of brown sugar
1 cup of milk
2 1/2 cups of flour
1 tsp. of baking soda
1 tsp. of baking powder
dash of salt
1/2 tsp. of vanilla
4 good sized apples (sometimes I use more)
1/2 cup raisins (optional)
Cream shortening and sugars.
Add eggs - beat slightly. Add milk. Add dry ingredients and beat until mixed. add sliced apples (fold in with spoon). Pour everything into a greased 9X13 glass baking dish.
On top of cake (before cooking) put about 1/2 cup of brown sugar (dust over) and sprinkle cinnamon (to your taste). Put in over at 350 for 45 minutes (in my oven it was ready in 40 minutes).
Put cake into smaller pans for freezing and adjust time in over according to depth of pan. For example, the cakes below were left in the oven for 45 minutes.
This time I added raisins to the recipe. They were a great addition. But, then again, I love raisins in anything apple or oatmeal.
Of course, I had to make sure the cake was edible...so only two (of three) contains are freezer-bound.