Dutch Oven Apple Cake
Dutch Oven Apple Cake is delightfully easy, anytime of the year cake the whole family will enjoy; deliciously topped with ice cream, caramel, or both.
- 16 oz apples about 4 peeled and cored apples or 6 cups diced
- 1 cup water
- 4 oz dried apples
- 1½ cup water boiling
- ¼ cup white sugar
- ½ tsp ground cinnamon apple pie spice works too
- ¼ cup salted butter
- ¾ cup brown sugar
- 1 egg (large)
- ½ cup sour cream
- ¾ tsp pure vanilla extract
- 1 cup flour
- ½ tsp baking soda
Peel, slice, and core the apples. (see notes)
Add the fresh apples and water to an enameled Dutch oven and bring to a boil.
Allow the apples to boil for 2-3 minutes, drain all the water. Some clinging or residual water is ok.
Add the dried apples and water to an enameled Dutch oven and bring to a boil.
Boil for 2-3 minutes, stiring gently allowing all the apples to absorb the water to rehydrate.
Only ⅛" of water should remain in the bottom; if remaining, pour off any excess.
Sprink the white sugar then the cinnamon over the apples in the Dutch oven
In a medium bowl, cream the butter, brown sugar, egg, sour cream, and vanilla extract together. (see notes)
Combine the flour and baking soda.
Slow mix in the flour into the creamed ingredients.
Pour the batter over the spiced apples, smoothing it out, making it even.
Bake for 30 minutes UNCOVERED.
Once a toothpick comes out clean, remove from the oven and allow to rest for 5 minutes.
Serve warm with your choice of toppings (ice cream, caramel sauce, whipped cream, etc.)
Fresh Apples: To keep the fresh apples from browning, place them in a bowl of cool water, enough to cover with either some salt or lemon juice. Drain and rinse before preparing the cake.
Cake batter: It's perfectly acceptable to mix both the wet and the dry ingredients at the same time; it's a matter of personal preference.
Calories: 311kcal | Carbohydrates: 56g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 43mg | Sodium: 161mg | Potassium: 196mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 41g | Vitamin A: 327IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 47mg | Iron: 1mg