Sunday, October 14, 2012

Fresh Apple Cake with Brown Sugar Glaze

I'm digging the whole pintrest thing these days. The amount of recipes shared daily has gotten me out of a rut on many occasions. Now that we are in full swing apple harvest season this is the perfect dessert to complete any meal. This cake is just delicious. You will have to bake one yourself to find out...
Caramelly. Appley. Delicious.
Apple Cake:

  • 1 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • I cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cup finely chopped apples
  • 1/2 cup nuts (pecans or walnuts)
Brown Sugar Glaze:
  • 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 tablespoon heavy whipping cream

For the cake: Heat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease an 8 inch baking dish and set aside.

In a medium bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking soda, salt, cinnamon. Stir with a whisk to mix everything together.

In a large bowl, mix eggs with an electric mixer til light and foamy. Add oil and vanilla and beat well.

Stir in flour mixture with a spoon and continue stirring the batter till the flour disappears. Add the apples and nuts and stir to mix them into the batter.

Scrape batter into prepared baking dish and bake for 40 to 45 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in middle comes out clean.

Place hot cake onto wire cooling rack. While its still hot prepare the glaze.

For the glaze: Combine all the ingredients in a saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring often, until mixture comes to a gentle boil. Cook for 3 to 5 minutes.

Spoon the hot glaze over the warm cake. Let the glazed cake cool completely before serving straight from the pan. Serve with a scoop of Black Walnut ice cream (Mayfield's brand).

Note: This recipe can easily be doubled and made in an 9x13 baking pan.

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  1. It's a must try. The day after I made it a friend came for a visit. I really think she just came for dessert! She sniffed it out in seconds after walking in the door. (True story) Reguardless why she came it was an excellent visit and I wouldn't have it any other way. <3