Apple Harvest Cake | Still Playing School

Apple Harvest Cake

Our kids love helping me cook and bake in the kitchen! We are beginning a new series called Cooking with Kids where we will work our way through the alphabet sharing a kid friendly recipe for each letter! A is for apples so we baked Apple Harvest Cake! Yum!

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We had the perfect recipe for apples thanks to my mother-in-law! The kids call her Mutti and you can get the printable recipe for Mutti's Apple Harvest Cake by signing up for our weekly newsletters! Once you join our email subscribers you will receive a link to the page with all of our free printables including this recipe.

Start with one cup of oil, two cups of sugar, and two eggs then stir. Use a sturdy spoon from the beginning because this batter is going to get thick. Our preschooler E loves to host her own "cooking show" so I've included a video clip! She has a bit of a cold but it's still so cute when she explains that the "Sugar is hard to stir!"

Add in 1/2 teaspoon salt, a teaspoon baking soda, a teaspoon vanilla, and a teaspoon of cinnamon. Our just turned two year old toddler loved helping for this part! My kids use our Kitchen Helper daily to safely assist us in cooking.

Stir again then add in three cups of flour a bit at a time. It took teamwork to mix at this point! This may be one of my most favorite photos of them together to date!

The batter will be thick and tricky to stir at this point. I felt the need to show you a photo so you will know that it is supposed to look like this. Parents or older children might need to assist in mixing in the last of the flour.

Fold in three cups of apples and a cup of walnuts. Mutti suggests Granny Smith apples but we used Gala since that's what we had on hand and we were snowed in this morning.

This is more of a dump and press batter. You won't be able to pour it into the greased pan. Flatten it out with the back of your spoon.

Bake at 350 degrees for about an hour or until the top is golden brown! Cool, cut, and enjoy!

More A is for Apples recipes from the Cooking with Kids team:

Apple Dumplings from Sugar Aunts

Apple and Pecan Muffins from Thinly Spread 

Apple Peanut Butter Balls from Smiling like Sunshine

Easy Apple and Cinnamon Muffins from Mum in the Mad House

Apple Cinnamon Slices from Peakle Pie

Apple Oaty Crumble from Witty Hoots

Apple Cinnamon Loaf Cake from Rainy Day Mum

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  1. Oh yum, this looks delicious. I will have to give it a try with the boys when we have spare apples. I am really excited about this series.

  2. Looks delicious! Love the idea of cooking your way through the alphabet. I'll be following along. :)

  3. Oh I am SO SO excited for this series!!! How fun!! :)