Apple cake – perfect for autumn

I tried a new recipe for apple cake recently.  Actually my mom who was visiting baked it for me and we both agreed that the caramel glaze made the cake much better than a simple apple cake.  So if you have an apple cake recipe you already like but want to make it completely decadent, just try the glaze on top.

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Here’s the recipe for the cake:

1 3/4 cups sugar

1 1/3 cups vegetable oil

3 eggs

4 cups flour (or three white, 1 whole wheat flour)

3 cups chopped apples (6-7 small, 3-4 large)

2 tsp cinnamon

1/2 or 1 tsp cloves (depending on your taste)

1 teaspoon vanilla

1/2 tsp salt

1/2 cup apple juice

1/2 cup buttermilk (or mix regular milk with one tsp. of vinegar)

1 tsp baking soda

For the glaze:

6 Tablespoon butter

1/2 cup packed light brown sugar

1/3 cup heavy cream

Making the cake:

Preheat the oven to 350F and grease and flour the pan – either a springform, bundt pan, tube pan or two loaf pans. Mix sugar, oil, eggs, apple juice, buttermilk, vanilla.  In another bowl, stir together flour, cinnamon, cloves, salt, baking soda.  Pour dry mixture into wet mixture.  Mix till incorporated.  Fold apples into batter. Pour batter into prepared pan and bake till tester comes out clean, about one hour to one hour ten minutes depending on the pan used.  Loaf pans take about 45 minutes. This cake is pretty large and will serve a nice size crowd!  (or you can eat it all week ;))

Making the glaze:

Melt butter in heavy sauce pan.  Add brown sugar and cream.  Bring to a boil, and boil for one minute.  Let cool (it takes awhile) and then spoon over cooled cake.

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Enjoy your fall treat!

~Lora

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About Lora

I am a 40 something wife to my patient and talented husband Scott, Mom to my five children (from toddler to teen) and oldest sister to eight siblings. I am interested in too many things, love to read everything around me, and have developed a strong interest in design and renovation along with my husband. I am conservative, Christian, and by the grace of God, trying to find His way through the ups and downs of my life.
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