apple nut muffin cake

A cake? A muffin? A muffin with a cake-like existential crisis? Or is it the other way around? Maybe it should seek therapy.

In my quest to bake through Baking…From My Home to Yours, long-after the rest of the Tuesdays with Dorie (TWD) group finished, I can check another recipe off my list. Dorie Greenspan created the Apple Nut Muffin Cake when one day she was making muffins and decided dump the batter in a cake pan and call it a day. I briefly toyed with the idea of making muffins instead of the cake as some sort of poetic finish to the whole thing. After I finished musing, I baked the cake subbing whole-wheat pastry flour for the all-purpose and  dried cranberries for the raisins (Paul doesn’t like raisins!).

The flavor of the cake reminded me of apple-cinnamon oatmeal and therefore I believe a healthy way to have cake for breakfast. The recipe was hosted by Katrina of Baking and Boys last October. You can find the recipe HERE.

photo by paulrus


4 thoughts on “apple nut muffin cake

  1. I just love that Paul is taking the photos for you, I wonder if I could talk my husband into that 🙂 I can’t remember how I felt about this one, but the way you describe it, I’m positive I should have liked it!

  2. This looks delicious! I remember making this one, and that it was easy and yummy. I’m with you on your post-BFMHTY quest, as are Nancy and Margaret, so you’re not alone!

  3. Ooh, your cake looks really good! If I could “afford” to, I’d make it again.

    And by the way, I used to consider you the ice cream queen. Can’t wait to see what you come up with! 😉

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