Tuesday, October 21, 2008

More Apples

We got even more apples from my friend Thom and I'm having lots of fun finding ways to use them. I've made two apple pies, caramel apple cheesecake bars, an apple cake, an apple crisp and a crockpot full of pumpkin apple butter. I still want to make some apple dumplings and maybe an apple cheesecake. I might just try baking a couple whole too. I've never done that myself but I've had some that were great.

Anway, I thought I'd leave you with my Apple Cake recipe. It is delicious!

Apple Cake with Brown Sugar Glaze*

Mix together:

2 cups sugar
2 large eggs
1 cup oil
2 1/2 cups flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. vanilla
Then fold in:
1 cup chopped nuts (optional)
4 cups diced apples
Spread in to a greased 9 X 13 pan. Batter will be very thick. Pat into pan. Bake at 350 for 50 minutes. Cool.

Brown Sugar Glaze
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 1/2 TBSP. flour
1/2 cup water
1 tsp. vanilla
1 TBSP. butter

Mix sugar, flour and water in saucepan. Cook until boiling, stirring constantly. Add vanilla and butter. Stir until butter is melted. Pour over cooled cake.

Variation: If you don't want to make the glaze you can just dump a bag of butterscotch chips on top of the cake before you bake it. When you pull it out of the oven just spread the melted chips and you've got butterscotch icing. Yum!

*If you were at MOPS on Friday this is what you ate. If you will be at Solid Rock Cafe on Wednesday night you can eat this too. :)
For more great kitchen tips go to Tammy's Recipes.

1 comment:

Chrissy said...

So, when's the apple party? YUMMY stuff. I wish I had that talent.