Years ago when I first started to learn how to cook; I made a gooey cake from a Paula Dean recipe. This was so long ago that Paula Dean had just started her cooking show, facebook wasn’t a household name and iphone’s hadn’t been invented yet. It was super sweet and amazingly good. However, true to Paula Dean, it contained about a pound of sugar and another pound of butter. I haven’t made it since then because if I kept it around the house, I’d end up with diabetes by the time the cake was finished. I know it’s bad for me but I still crave it. It’s been over a decade and I still think about that cake.
I tried to create it with a healthy twist. Yes, it has a lot of sugar and butter but I packed this cake filled with apples and bananas. It’s still a cake but it gets most of its sweetness and gooeyness from the fruit.
The apples are again from Stemilt Growers. They were so good that I was inspired to do a few different recipes. I was going to post this recipe around the time I posted my Apple Cinnamon Pancakes with Cooked Spiced Apples. However, the baby tried to make a rather dramatic and early entrance, which kept me out of the kitchen. I’m getting back to a somewhat of a schedule and adjusting to the new normal. I’m still be on maternity leave but hope to get back to more regular posting soon.