Apple Cake

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.

Apple Cake
1/2 cup butter, softened
2 cups sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 eggs
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.

Serves: 12-14

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~William Wordsworth, 1806


3 comments for “Apple Cake

  1. September 22, 2009 at 7:39 am

    I love apple cake, too. I wonder what Splenda would do to it. Sometimes at Christmas, I make one that has raisins and nuts in it. We love it. I’ll have to try this one.

  2. September 21, 2009 at 6:18 pm

    I read this this morning and intend to copy your recipe to try. I’ll have to share my mom’s delicious apple cake with you. 🙂


  3. September 21, 2009 at 11:40 am

    We love a good apple cake, so we’ll give this a try. Thanks for a recipe that I can use!! 🙂 I’ll try to remember to send you an apple cake recipe that we’ve used for years … absolutely delicious.

    Thanks Greg, we too love apple cake. I look forward to trying your recipe

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