Cook It Up with Swanson – Spiced Apple Cake

Thursday, October 20, 2011 by Kayla M
Did you know that before Swanson sends out a recipe email to our customers, employees make the recipe to make sure it will turn out and taste good? In addition to taste-testing the recipes, we’re also filming some of them being made so our customers can see how it’s done.

When I found out I would be part of the team creating the recipe video, I had to laugh. Then I had to ask if they were sure they wanted me anywhere near a kitchen. Everyone is well aware of the fact that cooking is not my forte. After all, I’m the girl who up until two years ago didn’t know that a blender and mixer were two separate appliances (my poor mother couldn’t figure out why I was asking her about putting a cake mix in a blender). With my kitchen shortcomings in mind, our team set out to create a video that even the most novice of cooks and bakers could find helpful and give all chefs insight in baking this delicious recipe.

For our first recipe video, we chose one of our favorites from the Swanson Recipe Archive: Spiced Apple Cake. With area trees overflowing with fresh apples, it was the perfect time of year for this fall-flavored recipe. Along with ripe apples, this recipe features Eden Foods Apple Sauce, Swanson Fructose, Raisins, Walnuts and Cinnamon as well as Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free All Purpose Flour, Baking Powder and Baking Soda.


Watch Pam, our Senior Manager of Human Resources, make Spiced Apple Cake:



Chef’s Notes:
  • You can add 1 teaspoon Bob’s Red Mill Xanthan Gum to the recipe. Because the flour is gluten free, xanthan gum helps hold the cake together.
  • Let the apple cake sit overnight before eating. The longer the cake sits, the moister it becomes and the flavors and textures ripen together.

Swanson Spiced Apple Cake is the perfect indulgence. Have it for dessert or as a snack – it goes great with a warm cup of Swanson Organic Coffee. Spiced Apple Cake can even be served as part of your brunch spread. Try it and let us know what you think!


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