If you are an apple fan you will love this cake! Its comforting taste will take you back to days at grandma’s house. I often grade my recipes with stars from one to four, with four being the best. This cake is definitely deserving of four stars. I found it a few years ago in one of my magazines.
1/2 cup butter, softened
2 cups sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
1-1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
6 cups chopped peeled tart apples
(I use Granny Smith Apples)
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup butter, cubed
1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
In a large mixing bowl, cream the butter, sugar and vanilla. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Combine the flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt and baking soda; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well (batter will be stiff). Stir in apples until well combined. Spread into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. x 2-in. baking dish. Bake at 350° for 40-45 minutes or until top is lightly browned and springs back when lightly touched. Cool for 30 minutes before serving.
Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, combine brown sugar and butter. Cook over medium heat until butter is melted. Gradually add cream. Bring to a slow boil over medium heat, stirring constantly. Remove from the heat. Serve with cake.
Pleasure is spread through the earth; in stray gifts to be claimed by whoever shall find.
~William Wordsworth, 1806