Friday, January 16, 2009

Food Friday - Yummy Apple Cake

This recipe is from Lion House (and yes it is their title ... including the "yummy").

2 C sugar
1/2 C butter
2 eggs
4 C grated apples (or 3 C applesauce)
2 C flour
2 t soda
1 t ground cinnamon
1/2 t ground nutmeg
1/4 t salt
1/2 C nuts

Butter Sauce
1 C butter
2 C sugar
1 C light cream
2 t vanilla
dash nutmeg

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Cream together sugar and butter in a large bowl.
  • Add eggs and beat until fluffy.
  • Mix in apples, dry ingredients, spices, and nuts and pour into a greased and floured 9x13-inch pan.
  • Bake 50 minutes.
  • Pour Butter Sauce over cake and top each serving with whipped cream
I halved the recipe and baked it in an 8x8 pan.
I used applesauce.
I used pecans (because my neighbor gave us some fresh, home-grown, already shelled pecans!)
I used whole milk instead of light cream in the butter sauce.
I used ice cream on top instead of whipped cream.

Next time I am going to try using half the butter in the cake because it was plenty moist and I think it would still be great with half as much butter.

2 response(s):

wendy said...

Ok, I will try this. Sounds de--lish. Thought I would drop by your blog (remember pesky me, Corries aunt) and say howdy even if it isn't because I am trying to win something.

Natalie-John+2 said...

Looks "yummy" and I will give it a try. Enjoyed catching up with you the other day~just not long enough. See ya soon.