Thursday, October 1, 2015

Apple Cake

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The apples of Fall are beginning to be in abundance at the grocery stores and even at the Farmers Markets in some locations.  Take advantage of these and look for new ways to enjoy them.  Today’s recipe is my Mother’s recipe for fresh apple cake.  It is sure to please and to make your house smell yummy!

1 ½ cups oil (canola or vegetable)
2 cups sugar (less if desired since this cake has a glaze)
3  extra large eggs
3 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground cloves
½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 teaspoon salt
3 cups chopped tart baking apples (such as Granny Smith)
1 cup chopped pecans (optional)
2 teaspoons vanilla

1 cup butter
2 cups brown sugar
½ evaporated milk
2 teaspoon vanilla

*Beat oil and sugar until well blended. 
*Add eggs; one at a time, beating after each.
* Blend  flour, soda and salt; add to egg mixture.
* Stir in apples, pecans and vanilla. 
*Pour into greased and floured 10 inch tube pan or Bundt pan.
* Bake at 350 degrees for 60-70 minutes. 

For the frosting:
*Place butter and brown sugar into a sauce pan and melt over medium heat.
* Add milk and bring to a rolling boil for 2 to 3 minutes.
* Cool and add vanilla. 
*Drizzle over top and sides of cake.

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