Tuesday, September 18, 2012

apple cake

 A few weeks ago a friend passed along a delicious recipe for an Apple Cake.  Nothing better on a crisp fall monsoon night with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.  Enjoy!



FRESH APPLE CAKE 

1 1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 cups sugar
3 eggs
3 cups flour 
1 tsp. soda
1 tsp. salt
2 tsp. vanilla
(I added a little cinnamon, too, but it's good either way.)

Beat all ingredients together.  Then add:

3 cups diced fresh apples (with/without peel)
1 cup chopped nuts (optional) 

Stir.  Bake in tube pan at 300 for 1 1/2 hours or more.

Glaze:  
1 cup dark brown sugar
1 stick margarine (butter)
1/4 cup milk.

Mix and bring to a boil.  Pour over hot cake.


Notes: Our little family doesn't need quite that much cake, so I cut the recipe in half and baked in a 9x9 pan for around 45 minutes.




As for Silas, that kid eats everything  but food. He's a rice cereal snob, but give him a shoe, cellphone or random object...and he'll chow down!

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