Friday, February 25, 2011

Fresh Apple Cake

I had some Granny Smith apples I needed to use.  So I was excited to see this recipe from The Sisters Cafe blog.  We had it plain--without the cream sauce--and it was delicious.  It would also be yummy with the cream sauce or a dollop of whipped cream on top.

4 cups peeled, diced apples
2 cups sugar
2 cups flour
1 1/2 tsp baking soda
2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp salt
2 eggs
3/4 cup canola oil
2 tsp vanilla
1 cup chopped pecans (I used walnuts)

Preheat oven to 350.  In a large bowl, stir together apples and sugar.  Add dry ingredients and stir well.  In a separate bowl, beat eggs, oil and vanilla.  Stir egg mixture into apple mixture, blending until thoroughly moistened.  Stir in pecans.  Pour into greased 13 x 9" pan.  Bake for 50 minutes or until cake springs back when lightly pressed.  Serve with warm Cream Sauce.

Cream Sauce

1 cup sugar
1/2 cup evaporated milk
1/2 cup butter
1 tsp vanilla

Place all ingredients in saucepan; stir.  Bring to a boil over medium-high heat and cook for 3 minutes.  Serve warm, and drizzle over piece of apple cake.

1 comment:

  1. Bart absolutely loves desserts like this--especially with the sauce. I'm going to have to make this as a surprise for him.