Wholesome Fresh Apple Ginger Cake is very easy to make - simply combine all the ingredients and bake! You don't even peel the apples, they just disappear into this moist and delicious cake. At first glance the amount of ginger given in the recipe might seem too much; but it is essential and not overpowering at all. This amazingly aromatic cake is perfect for a chilly autumn day with a mug of steaming spiced cider or chai.
2 cups Whole Wheat Flour
1 cup regular dry Oatmeal
11/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp Salt
3/4 cup Brown Sugar
1/4 cup oil OR applesauce
1 Tbsp Cornstarch
1 tsp Vanilla
1 cup milk, any type
2 Tbsp Apple Cider Vinegar
3 medium apples
3 Tbsp finely grated Fresh Ginger
1 Tbsp Cinnamon
1/2 tsp freshly grated Nutmeg
1/2 cup Walnut pieces
2 Tbsp dry Oatmeal
2 Tbsp Brown Sugar
Raisin sauce, Plain yogurt, Whipped cream, or vanilla ice cream to serve
Preheat oven to 350 F.
Oil or coat with oil spray a 9" x 13" baking pan.
Wash well and remove the cores from the apples. Do not peel. Chop coarsely.
Combine the apples with all the other cake ingredients in a large bowl and mix well.
Spoon the batter into the prepared pan; sprinkle the nuts, oats and sugar on top.
Bake for 45 to 50 minutes or until done.
Serve the cake warm or at room temperature with one (or more) of the optional toppings. Enjoy!