Are you tired of baking recipes that call for a list of countless ingredients? Sure, vanishing coconut oatmeal cookies are delicious, but who wants to spend the time and money loading up on things like cream of tartar that barely ever get used?
Enter the six-ingredient apple pie cake. Just six ingredients, most of which you probably already have in your pantry, such as flour, sugar and cinnamon. And, as for the star of the dish (apples), most of us have a bushel of those on hand as well, thanks to apple-picking season and can’t-miss apple sales at the grocery store.
This easy recipe from Martha Stewart proves that you can make miracles happen in the kitchen with just the basics. Gather up your flour, butter, brown sugar, cinnamon, apples and lemon juice—and prepare yourself for a delicious treat in about an hour and a half! Get the recipe here.
The beauty of this recipe is that it only calls for six ingredients, but you can certainly ad-lib as you see fit. For example, you can make your apple pie cake extra-seasonal by using pumpkin pie spice instead of cinnamon. (Pumpkin pie spice is simply nutmeg, cinnamon, allspice, ginger and cloves mixed together). You can also add vanilla to the crumb mixture to give it a richer taste. You could even add nuts to the top of the cake to give it added texture and depth, or raisins for an added twist.
Serve room temperature, with either a dollop of whipped cream or a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Or both. Heck, you earned it!