Sunday, October 19, 2008

Happy Fall Y'all

Fall really hasn't arrived here, but I can wish. We're still in post hurricane mode. Things are moving along, but everywhere you look there are piles of debris and the landscape has a 'tilt' to it that comes from light poles and signs having been bent by 100 plus mile an hour winds.

Another birthday at work, so I went in search of an apple cake recipe. Prior to reading blogs I read food-related message boards on AOL (still do). Someone recently posted this recipe for an apple cake that looked good.

1 cup oil
2 cups granulated sugar
3 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 1/2 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon nutmeg (I did not use this)
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
3 cups apples peeled, cored, and chopped fine
1 cup chopped and toasted pecans

1 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup butter
1/4 cup evaporated milk
1 teaspoon vanilla

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease bundt pan. In large bowl mix oil, sugar and eggs. Add vanilla. Sift together flour, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, soda and salt. Blend into oil mixture. Fold in apples and pecans. Pour into pan and bake for 55-60 minutes. Remove cake from pan to cool. For icing, bring brown sugar, butter and milk to boil, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla. Beat with spoon until icing is cool. Icing thickens up as it cools. Drizzle over cake.


Custom Blog Designs said...

Happy Fall to you! It's in full swing here up North with cooler temps, colorful leaves (most are falling off the trees), and pumpkins!

Carla said...

It's definitely fall here, possibly even winter because they are calling for snow next week. Boo. Anyway, you're tagged on my blog :)

Emiline said...

What a perfect looking bundt! I love bundt cakes.
It has a nice sheen to it.