Sunday, November 7, 2010

Apple Squares

So, I started my clinicals last week at the Veteran's Affairs Medical Center in Atlanta. What timing! This week, November 7 - 13, is National Radiologic Technology Week. And what a great way for the staff to haze the students! We have been told that we must bring food every day that we are there this week. Not really a problem for me, just an excuse to try a new recipe.

I'm having so much fun anyway. It's a pleasure to take a little gift of food to my new friends.

This is a recipe I found at Sprinkled with Flour.


3 large eggs
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 3/4 cups sugar
1 cup vegetable oil
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
3 cups chopped apples (I like Granny Smith)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup sifted powdered sugar
1 tablespoon butter, softened
2-3 tablespoons milk
1 tablespoon lemon juice

For the Cake:

Coat a 15x10-inch jelly-roll pan with nonstick baking spray with flour; set aside. (I used a 9x13x2 and a 9x9.)

In a medium bowl combine the flour, baking soda, cinnamon and nutmeg. Set aside.

In the bowl of an electric mixer, combine eggs and salt. Beat at medium speed until frothy, about 1 minute. Add the sugar and oil, and beat until blended. Add the flour mixture to the egg mixture, and beat just until combined.

Fold in the apples and vanilla. Pour into the prepared pan, spreading evenly.

Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes or until lightly browned and set. Set the pan on a wire rack, let cool.

For the Glaze:

In a medium bowl combine the powdered sugar, butter, lemon juice and enough milk to make a spreadable consistency. Mix until smooth. Drizzle over the mostly cooled cake. Let the frosting set, then cut into bars.

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