Monday, October 08, 2007

HINTS of AUTUMN ~ FRESH APPLE CAKE with CARAMEL GLAZE


"The leaves fall, the wind blows, and the farm country slowly changes from the summer cottons into its winter wools."
- Henry Beston

~ Early October (Northern Michigan)
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FRESH APPLE CAKE with CARAMEL GLAZE
~ Delightful dessert from the Junior League of Saginaw Valley cookbook,
Between the Lakes (A collection of Michigan recipes)
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2 cup sugar
1 1/2 cups vegetable oil
3 eggs
2 tsp. vanilla extract
3 cups flour
2 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp mace
1/2 tsp. salt
3 cups diced apples
juice of 1 lemon
1 cup chopped walnuts
Caramel Glaze (below)
  • Beat sugar and oil in mixing bowl until smooth. Add eggs 1 at a time, beating well after each addition. Add vanilla.
  • Stir flour, cinnamon, baking soda, mace and salt together in bowl. Gradually add to egg mixture, beating constantly.
  • Place apples n a bowl and sprinkle wit lemon juice. fold apples into batter. Add walnuts (the batter will be very thick). Spoon into well greased and floured bundt pan.
  • Bake at 325-degrees for 1 1/4 hours.
  • Remove from oven and cool on wire rack for 15 minutes. Invert onto serving plate and cool. Spoon Caramel Glaze over cooled cake. (16 servings)

Caramel Glaze

6 Tbsp. butter

6 Tbsp. brown sugar

1/4 cup heavy cream

1 tsp. vanilla extract

Melt butter in small saucepan. Add Brown sugar, cream & vanilla. Bring to rolling boil for 3 to 4 minutes or until mixture sheets off a spoon. Cool slightly.

4 comments:

Tyra in Vaxholm said...

This is the most beautiful post i've seen in a long time, gorgeous pictures and that make i'm going to make. A funny thing is that I were out and about yesterday taken pictures of barns in fields 'the forgotten buildings' I think they are so beautiful especially in the fall./lol Tyra in Sweden

Digital Flower Pictures said...

Glad to see you back and I hope everything worked out for you. It is a lovely set of pictures and the cake sounds good too.

God bless you!

Catherine said...

Awww...Another wonderful collage of Beautiful photos, another lovely quote, & another mouth watering recipe, I love apple cake, and the carmel icing, sounds heavenly!!
Hope you are having a great week!
Cat

joey said...

Tyra: Thank you for visiting from afar. Wow! Your site is lovely ...

Digital Flowers: Good to hear from you. Wish I could report more positive news but days are trying and my sister still 'guarded'. (I returned for my own therapy). Facing multiple issues, the saddest is the fact that she has lost her vision. Each time I hold my camera, I think of her.

By the way, your 'promenade' of roses is amazing!

Cat: Thank you too for welcoming me back. So enjoy your creative site.