Canterbury Naturals makes an apple cake mix that is the closest to an apple cake served at the local croissant bakery/cafe. http://www.labou.com
My eighty-seven year old neighbor and I have tried every apple cake recipe we can get our hot little hands on, trying to duplicate the flavor, to no avail. The apples are layered throughout the cake and it is rather dark, not dark dark, in color. At first I thought it might contain molasses but there is no hint of molasses flavoring. If anyone has any suggestion or recipe, I would be so grateful. She is in fragile health, fighting cancer, but still determined to keep going, so much so, she made it to the Denny’s breakfast giveaway yesterday at the crack of dawn! She still loves to bake and would very much enjoy being able to make a similar cake from scratch.