Thursday, October 23, 2008

'OH, THE APPLE TREE' ~ APPLE COCONUT CAKE with BROWN SUGAR GLAZE


"Anyone can count the seeds in an apple but only God can count the number of apples in a seed."
~ Robert H. Schuller

~ Apple orchard (Old Mission Peninsula)

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APPLE COCONUT CAKE with BROWN SUGAR GLAZE

3 cups flour

1 tsp. baking soda

1/2 tsp. salt

1 cup oil

3 organic eggs

2 1/4 cup sugar

2 tsp. vanilla

2 cups chopped toasted pecans

3 cups peeled and chopped apple

1/2 cup flaked coconut

  • Preheat oven to 350-degrees.
  • Combine flour, baking soda and salt; set aside.
  • Combine oil, eggs, sugar, and vanilla and beat on medium for 2 minutes. Add flour mixture at low just until blended. Fold in toasted nuts, apples and coconut (batter will be stiff).
  • Bake in greased & floured tube pan in middle of oven for 1 hour and 25-30 minutes, until toothpick in center comes out clean. Cool in pan for 10 minutes; remove & drizzle with warm Brown Sugar Glaze.

BROWN SUGAR GLAZE

1/2 cup brown sugar

1/2 cup unsalted butter

1/4 cup milk

Combine and bring to full boil, stirring constantly, 2 minutes. Let cool to lukewarm. (2/3 cup)


15 comments:

http://www.flowergardengirl.com/ said...

I have used this saying many a time while I was teaching Biology. It makes the kids stop and think. Beautiful apples and I love the red barn in the background.

Cindy said...

This cake sounds so good. If it diidn't have nuts in it I would be tempted to make it for my daughter's birthday.

beckie said...

Ohhhhh! This sound scrumtimous. I loce apple cakes and with the coconut and pecans, and brown sugar glaze-well heaven! Beautiful pictures of the apples and what a neat looking orchard.

joey said...

Dearest Anna ~ thank you for always being there. I was so sad ;(
reading your last post and tried to comment but couldn't. I will so miss you and worry until I hear Rufus and you are no longer together. Please keep in touch ... I so care about you and delight in all the wisdom and creativity that you have shared. BIG HUGS dear friend.

Hi Cindy ~ you can always omit the nuts ... the flavor and texture is still there.

Dear Beckie ~ you are as sweet as this yummy cake! Do hope you are feeling better.

Roses and stuff said...

This apple cake sounds delicious! I'm going to try it this weekend.
You're such an inspiring blogger!
Katarina

Tyra in Vaxholm said...

How lovely dear Joey, you done it again. Have a great weekend / LOL Tyra

EAT! said...

I love your blog and haven't visited in a long time. Thanks for visiting my blog to remind me about your beautiful photos and delicious.

perennialgardener said...

Another yummy recipe. Apples & Coconut are two of my favorite ingredients! Lovely photos & quote today Joey. :)

joey said...

Thanks Katarina ~ you are an inspirational blogger also, always a delight (we have much in common)! Enjoy the cake ~ wishing you a stunning autumn with each yummy forkful ;)

A joyful weekend to you also, dear Tyra! Off UP NORTH to the lake again for an eating frenzy (hosting family brunch) and catching the remains of fall color.

Hi EAT ~ tnaks and good to see you! Yes, it's been awhile and fun to connect.

2 of my favorites also, P.G. When I eat dessert, I crave a good one! Enjoy the weekend!

JGH said...

Oh YUM! This sounds wonderful. I have a ton of apples and am getting sick of pies. Like Cindy, we have "nut issues" so good to know they can be eliminated.

Msrobin said...

Oh my! Must make this cake! Diet? What diet?

Karen - An Artist's Garden said...

Hi Joey - You know - I just might have to start cooking - your recipes always sound so good.
(I hate my cooker and it hates me :) )
K

joey said...

Enjoy JGH ~ you can almost always omit nuts without loosing the essence of the recipe (unless, of course, it's a NUT recipe ;)

You know, Robin, it's all about portion size. We can eat anything and everything ... Dolly Parton eats just a forkful of anything she wants and look where it ends up ;)

Dear Karen ~ just cook! Doesn't have to be complicated, with your artistic talent you'll be surprised what wonderous works of art flow from your kitchen.

Bren said...

We have soooo much in common. ONLY ... my barn is tan. Do you facebook or myspece? I would love to chat with you more. LOVE YOUR WORK!
Please keep in touch.

WOW... thank you for sharing these wonderful fall photos on this fabulous Friday.

joey said...

Indeed it is a fabulous Friday, Bren, and you are the sweetest, owning a special place in my heart. Yes, I'm on facebook only because of my children and their friend's requests, who have asked me to join (now all grown yet so important as parents in OUR lives today and as I write, waiting at the lake for them to arrive). I will pop over and chat.