November 6, 2009

Apple Cake with Brown Sugar Glaze

Bismillahir Rahmanir Raheem

What do you do with very, very ripe bananas on your counter? Well, not too much besides making a smoothie or some banana bread. I opted for the later and as I went to grab the bananas I noticed a couple apples in the bowl too. Hmm, interesting.... apples and bananas? There must be a recipe to pair these two fruit-bowl staples together! After some googling, I came across a simple and easy recipe. I whipped it up in the morning and was ready to go for a brunch with some sisters. It's a great breakfast bread if you choose to leave out the glaze and use a loaf pan and I imagine would be equally as delicious divided up as muffins. As always, please let me know if you try it out!


  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 tablespoons sour cream
  • 1 banana mashed
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 apples, cored and chopped
  • 1/2 cup walnuts, Chopped

1. Preheat oven to 350 deg F.

2. Cream butter and sugars, and beat in eggs.

3. Stir in sour cream, banana and vanilla.

4. In separate bowl, combine flour, baking powder, soda and cinnamon.

5.Gradually add to butter mixture.

6.Gently stir in apples and nuts.

7.Spoon into greased bread pan and bake 1 hour
(I used a bundt pan and it took 50 min)

Brown Sugar Glaze:
Mix 1/2 cup of packed brown sugar and 1/2 cup butter in a saucepan over medium low heat. Cook, stirring, until the mixture starts to boil. Boil gently for 1 minute, stirring constantly, then remove from heat and continue to stir for about a minute until the glaze is smooth. Pour over the top of the cake and let it dribble down the sides.


  1. Assalamu alaikum :) That sounds great!

  2. Walaikum Salaam, thanks sis! It was super moist, perfect with a cup of tea!


Tell me what you think! As always, feedback and reviews are appreciated...happy cooking!