|My husband and me in German attire|
I went to Oktoberfest with my friends, and whilst I am sure it wasn't as exciting as attending the festival in it's original birth place, we had a great time. I took home this sweet momento - although I heard from a reliable source that it tastes rather like cardboard. Click here for my low-fat gingerbread cookie recipe to make your own cookies for the season. Although, I do like this one for decoration :)
To celebrate the German holiday, here is a recipe for a delicious traditional German apple cake.
German Apple Cake - taken from All Recipes
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup vegetable oil
- 2 cups white sugar
- 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 4 cups apples - peeled, cored and diced
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour one 9x13 inch cake pan.
- In a mixing bowl; beat oil and eggs with an electric mixer until creamy. Add the sugar and vanilla and beat well.
- Combine the flour salt, baking soda, and ground cinnamon together in a bowl. Slowly add this mixture to the egg mixture and mix until combined. The batter will be very thick. Fold in the apples by hand using a wooden spoon. Spread batter into the prepared pan.
- Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 45 minutes or until cake tests done. Let cake cool on a wire rack. Once cake is cool serve with a dusting of confectioners' sugar.