Makes one 9x9-inch cake
- 2 apples, peeled, cored and cut into chunks (about 2 1/2 cups)
- 2 Tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 large egg, beaten
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease a 9x9 baking pan. Place the apple chunks in a medium bowl. In a separate bowl, mix the sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt. Sprinkle the spice mixture over the apples and toss to coat.
Pour the egg and melted butter over the apple mixture and toss to coat. Next whisk together the flour and baking soda. Add the flour mixture to the apples and Stir to combine. Add the chopped walnuts, if desired. Spoon the mixture into your prepared pan. The batter will be very thick.
Bake the cake on the center rack of your oven for 45 minutes, or until it is browned and set. Cool and serve.