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Monday, August 30, 2010

Apple Dapple Wacky Cake

Recently (and I use that term as loosely as the Seven Dwarfs did when Snow White asked them when they had last washed...) I entered a giveaway over at the blog of Chef Dennis - More Than a Mount  Full: a Culinary Journey.  I was one of the winners chosen.  He and Girard's Salad Dressings gave me a variety of four bottles of those pretty gold labeled salad dressings.  The stipulation in winning, however, was that I create a recipe using one of the dressings.  When I read about Girard's Apple Poppy Seed Salad Dressing, I immediately knew I wanted to make a dessert with it.  Apple Cake.  A Frugal Apple Cake.  A Delicious Frugal Apple Cake.

Apple Dapple Wacky Cake
1 1/2 cups flour
1 cup brown sugar
1 heaping tsp baking soda
2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp poppy seeds
1 apple, peeled, cored, chopped fine
apple juice
1/3 cup Girard's Apple Poppy Seed Salad Dressing
1 Tbsp lemon juice
1 tsp vanilla
Combine the dry ingredients in a bowl.  Put the apple in a one cup measure and fill in the nooks and crannies with apple juice.  Add the salad dressing, lemon juice and vanilla to the dry ingredients and stir until just combined.  Add the apple/juice combo and stir until well combined.  Pour batter into a greased 7 X 11 pan.  Bake 350 degrees for 35 minutes or until done.

25 comments:

Monet said...

Delicious! These remind me of the apple dapple cupcakes I made a few weeks ago...I love apple desserts!
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Donna@Conghaile Cottage said...

OMG, I MUST make this cake...One problem is I don't have Girard's Apple Poppy Seed Salad Dressing, what would you substitute for that??? Thank you, Donna

Belinda said...

What a fascinating dressing - and I love the name you chose for this cake!

~3 Sides of Crazy~ said...

When I read the title I expected it to have Apple Dapple Schnapps in it - what a great blend of flavors.

Joanne said...

Everyone has found such creative ways to use these dressings! I mean, dressing in dessert?!?!? Amazing.

danasfoodforthought said...

Wow, what a cool idea! I won some Girard's dressing "recently" also... I am going to try this out with the apple poppyseed dressing!!

21st Century Housewife© said...

What a cool, creative recipe! I love that you used salad dressing in a dessert! It looks and sounds really yummy too - the perfect autumn treat.

Mary @ Giving Up On Perfect said...

I'm always on the lookout for a delicious apple cake recipe. Apple cake was my husband's favorite treat that his mom made, and since she passed away, I've been trying to fill that gap (the cake gap, not the mom gap). I need to try this one - it looks great!

kathdedon said...

Your cake looks so moist! What a creative use of the Girard's dressing!

Olivia said...

Sounds so yummy! And how creative!
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Pacheco Patty said...

What a wonderfully simple and clever apple cake recipe, I love apple cakes and will have to try this one, thanks for sharing!

Lawyer Loves Lunch said...

Love it! Only you could salad dressing in a cake and have it come out looking so beautiful and delicious! :)

katerina said...

I love apple cakes, apple tarts, apple juice and anything that contains apple. Especially now that Fall falls on us, apples are a must. I love your cake and the usage you found for the bottle of apple dressing.

lemonsandanchovies said...

Congrats on your win and wow, I would never have thought to use salad dressing this way. Very clever! I've always preferred Girard's (Light Champagne) over any other store-bought dressing so I imagine that the Apple Poppy Seed one would be great, too.

This apple dessert looks moist and delicious--love the name!

A SPICY PERSPECTIVE said...

Oh, it looks so moist and yummy! A great late-night snack, I bet!

Sue said...

That cake looks so moist and delicious! Kudos to you for winning and making original recipes!

Evan B said...

A cake using salad dressing?! I love it! This sounds so interesting.. can you think of what you could substitute the salad dressing for in case I can't find it??

Debbie Moore said...

what a great cake! wow!

Mother Rimmy said...

I love the simplicity of this cake. Fantastic use of your salad dressing!

Claudia said...

It's easy, accessible and packed with goodness. I love the creative way you used the dressing! (And I love Girard's dressings - my favorite prepared ones!)

Krista said...

This sounds wonderful! What a creative use of ingredients. Good work!

The Mom Chef said...

Fantastic! It looks so moist and sweet. I can't wait to try this (since I also won and have my bottle). I'm still pondering recipes. :)

Emily said...

Think I just found my dessert for this weekend! My that is making my mouth water! I can just taste it with a cup of coffee! :)

Chef Dennis said...

Great job with the Girard's dressing!! Your apple cake looks so moist and delicious! Thanks for making such a wonderful treat with Girard's!
sorry I missed the post when you put it up, it has been a week from hell at work!

Its A Blog Party said...

Yum!
Thanks for linking up!
~Liz

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