Oh, it’s good to be back! Seems like it’s been forever since the last time I shared a recipe. Feels like ages since I’ve cooked anything! I can’t even express how wonderful it was to spend some time in the kitchen today.
It was dreary outside. Watching raindrops meander down the window panes made me want to curl up in a cozy chair with a book and a cup of coffee. The patter of droplets on the roof somehow talked me into baking. Pulling warm cookies or a soft loaf of bread out of the oven on a raw and rainy day somehow comforts the heart as well as the stomach.
We had some soft, old apples in the fridge, so I figured a cake would be perfect. 1800 cake is usually my go-to recipe for all occasions. (Now, don’t go asking why it’s called 1800 cake, because, well…I have no idea.) We have used and loved this recipe for so long, I can’t remember where it originated. The cake is a family favorite, and it acquires new fans every time we bring it to a party or share it with friends. Everyone goes crazy for it. Literally. 1800 cake is a great dessert. It goes perfectly with a cup of tea or coffee. I personally like eating it for breakfast.
Filled with apples, nuts, and chocolate, super moist, and not overly sweet, 1800 cake is so delicious. It’s also surprisingly easy to make. You simply can’t go wrong with it!
- 2 C. flour
- pinch of salt
- 1 tsp. cinnamon
- 1 tsp. baking soda
- 1 tsp. baking powder
- 3/4 C. oil
- 1 1/2 C. sugar (I usually cut back on the sugar by half a cup, and it’s still just as yummy)
- 2 eggs
- 2 tsp. vanilla
- 1/2 C. chopped walnuts (if preferred, you can leave out the nut’s and just use extra chocolate chips)
- 1/2 C. chocolate chips
- 3 C. apple slices
- In a large bowl, sift together flour, salt, cinnamon, baking soda, and baking powder.
- Add oil, sugar, and eggs, and mix with a wooden spoon.
- Then add and mix the vanilla, nuts, and chocolate.
- Fold in the apples.
Note: The batter is super thick and can be tough to stir! Not to worry, it turns out amazing
5. Pour the batter into a greased tube pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes to 1 hour.