This is based upon a recipe from Anja’s Food 4 Thought. It’s very, very simple. I’m afraid it was a little too moist for me, but the fan club living at my house raved about it, so here I am, second day in a row, making this cake. The first one didn’t last long . . . at all. Note that lingonberries (also called Alaskan low-bush cranberries) are very commonly found in Alaska and I usually have gallons of them in my freezer. If a recipe calls for cranberries I use lingons instead. They are more tart than cranberries and will sometimes require additional sweetener. This particular recipe doesn’t use many “cranberries” and tastes good without the additional sugar.

Apple Cranberry Cake

1/2 cup quick-cooking oats

1/3 cup brown sugar (dark or light)

3/4 cup boiling water

1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter

1 egg

3/4 cup whole wheat flour

1/2 tsp. baking soda

1/2 tsp. salt

1 cup grated apple (1 large), I left the peel on, why not?

1/2 cup frozen lingonberries or cranberries

Serves 4

In a large bowl, combine oats and brown sugar, stir in boiling water. Slice butter and place on top of the oat, sugar, water mixture. Let stand for 10 minutes.

Meanwhile, combine flour, baking soda, and salt in a medium bowl. Set aside.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

In a small bowl, beat the egg lightly. Stir beaten egg into the oat mixture and stir until well combined and butter is fully melted. Stir the dry ingredients into the wet and mix well. Stir in the apple and lingonberries.

Pour batter into a greased 8×4″ loaf pan. Bake for 45 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean. Let cool in pan. Cut into slices to serve.

Mix together quick-oats, brown sugar, and boiling water. Place butter slices on top. Let stand for 10 minutes.

Mix in beaten egg. Stir in dry ingredients. Stir in apple and cranberries.

Finished adding ingredients.

Pour into greased 8×4″ loaf pan.

Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes or until toothpick, inserted in center, comes out clean.

Here’s what’s left of yesterday’s batch and that’s nearly gone now. There’s only three of us living here!