Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Apple Cakes

I found this recipe for apple cakes while looking through my old recipe files. I figured it was from my daughter's school as it said the teacher would heat the griddle. The printed recipe had blanks that the children had to fill out. The printed and not cursive handwriting told me it had to be from first, second or third grade. Turned out it was from first grade.

Like so many other schools my daughter's school had a buddy program where one child from the first grade was paired with a buddy from fifth grade. Once a month they did some activity together. On one such occasion they had apple cakes and purple milk. My daughter could remember a lot of details of that day including how the apples cakes tasted.

We tried the old recipe together even though my daughter could have made these on her own. They turned out pretty good. This is a great recipe to try with your small children. And it made for tasty not too sweet dessert.

You will need
1 apple
1/2 cup all purpose flour
1/4 tsp. baking powder
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 tsp. cinnamon powder
a pinch salt
1 egg
1/2 cup milk
4 tbsp. olive oil

Add all the ingredients except the oil to a bowl.

Mix together to form a batter.

Heat the oil in a pan and drop a tbsp. of the batter on it. Continue to drop a tbsp of batter until the pan is filled up. Cover and cook on medium heat. When they are brown on one side turn them over and brown the other side. Take them out of the pan and drain.

This is my entry for week three, day two of BM #37 for the theme Fruit based desserts. Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing BM#37.


  1. Fantastic Apple cakes !! love the way you stacked !!

  2. Apple pancakes look amazing. Going down the memory lane seeing the old notes and pictures is always so precious.

  3. Delectable cakes.. Love the apple flavor in it..

  4. what a nice story to go along with the delicious recipe

  5. Wow> i love this recipe and the story that goes with it.

  6. Nice to read this post Varada.And the pancakes look nice.Might try it without the egg.

  7. Nice knowing about the school activities Varada, makes it so interesting to know how things are handled in other places...this apple pancake sounds so interesting to make with kids..


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