Monday, September 20, 2010

The Cake Slice : Fresh Apple Cake with Brown Sugar Icing

This is the last recipe from Nancie McDermott's Southern Cakes and it is a very low cholesterol, fast, easy and delicious cake to bake. I made the glaze which makes it more special but it would be much faster but still good without it.
It isn't the most beautiful cake but I think is great for an afternoon snack with a glass of milk.
From the next month we will bake from a new book, if you wish to join the group please send an email to Katie with name, blog name and URL to ‘appleandspice[AT]’ with ‘Cake Slice Member’ in the object before Oct.20th.

Fresh Apple Cake with Brown Sugar Glaze
(Recipe from Southern Cakes by Nancie McDermott)

Fresh Apple Cake
3 cups all purpose flour
2 cups sugar
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
3 eggs
1½ cups vegetable oil
2 tsp vanilla extract
3 cups finely chopped apples
1 cup coarsely chopped pecans or walnuts

Brown Sugar Glaze
1 cup tightly packed light brown sugar
1/3 cup butter
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 tbsp evaporated milk, half-and-half or cream

Method – Fresh Apple Cake
Heat the oven to 350F. Grease a 13 by 9 inch pan or two 8-9 inch cake pans.
In a medium bowl combine the flour, sugar, baking soda and salt. Stir with a fork to mix everything together well.
In a large bowl, beat the eggs with a wooden spoon or a mixer at low speed until pale yellow and foamy. Add the oil and vanilla and beat well. Stir in the flour mixture with a wooden spoon and continue stirring the batter just until the flour disappears. Add the apples and nuts, stir to mix them into the batter until fairly uniform. Scrape the batter into the prepared pans.
Bake for 45-50 minutes or until the cake is golden brown, springs back when touched lightly near the centre and is beginning to pull away from the sides of the pan. Place the cake (still in the pans) on a wire rack and spoon over the glaze while still hot.

Method - Brown Sugar Glaze
Combine all the ingredients in a medium saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring often, until the mixture comes to a gentle boil. Then cook for 3-5 minutes.

To Finish
Spoon the hot glaze all over the hot-from-the-oven cake. Let the glazed cake cool completely before serving straight from the pan.


Jennifurla said...

I am all over that glaze, this is my favorite kind of cake.

elra said...

Love apple so much, I bought so many of them, but vanish very quickly. They taste the best now that they are in season. Will try to save some to make some cake too :)

Ivy said...

I used to make a similar cake with apples ages ago and loved it. The brown sugar icing glaze surely makes it even better.

Valerie said...

Delicious! I love brown sugar icing.

Leslie said...

This looks yummy, Natalia! I'm always amazed that you cook and bake along with so many groups! I'm so behind in all of mine.

Future Grown-Up said...

Your cake looks the sprinkling of cinnamon on across the that would taste great on top of the cake too.

Leslie Limon said...

I loved this cake! And yes, I agree this is be a perfect afternoon snack with a cold glass of milk! :)

Jodie said...

Looks great- mine didn't turn out, but everyone else said it was yummy. I loved the glaze! Hope your job is going well!

Katie said...

Your cake looks delicious and so moist.

Monica H said...

I didn't think this was that pretty either, but it was GOOD!

Can't wait to bake from the new book though.