Apple Dapple Cake
Don’t you just love the taste of brown sugar? I mean, all on its own, I just love brown sugar. Whenever I am baking with it, I can’t help but to get a pinch out for myself. Lucky is the day when I find a few precious lumps within the bag!
The wonderful thing about this cake (and lord, I do mean WONDERFUL) is that the resulting flavor is a perfect blend of fresh apples and buttery brown sugar. With the special sauce poured over the cake and allowed to soak in before removing the cake from the pan, it is by far the moistest cake I’ve ever baked. As if the flavor (and smell!) were not enough, the slices are gorgeous, too. Thick slices showcase bits of apple and the slightly granular texture around the edges of the tender crust brought on by the brown sugar. If you’ve ever wanted to win someone over through their stomach, THIS cake is a home run.
You’ll need: Apples, Flour, Salt, Baking Soda, Sugar, Vegetable Oil, Vanilla, Eggs, and Pecans!
(This cake gets me so excited. You are going to DIE of happiness when you taste it, I swear!)
In your mixing bowl, place oil, sugar, eggs, and vanilla. Mix until blended.
Sift together flour and….
Baking soda and…..
Add this to your wet ingredients and mix until blended again.
Peel your apples.
And dice them up into little chunks, like this.
Add chopped pecans.
and your apples. Blend.
Until it looks like this!
Prepare your pan either by greasing with shortening and flouring, or by using one of these handy, dandy sprays.
(This is the easy way)
Pour your batter into your pan. My mother uses a tube pan but whenever I bake this I just use a bundt pan. Either one is fine.
Bake this in the oven at 350 for one hour.
Now we are going to make this AMAZING sauce to pour over the cake while it is still hot in the pan.
You will need: Dark brown sugar, milk, and margarine (or butter).
Place milk, margarine, and brown sugar in a sauce pot.
Sir this together (on the stove eye of course!) and bring to a gentle boil. Once it starts boiling gently, keep stirring and cook for about three minutes. Remove from heat. Remove hot delicious cake from the oven.
While the cake is still piping hot in the pan, pour the sauce over it and let it all sit until it soaks it up.
Oh dear lord, look at that cake!
I mean, LOOK AT THAT CAKE!!!!
Leave the cake in the pan until it has cooled completely.
WOW. LOOK AT THAT CAKE!!!!
Apples, meet the ultimate recipe for which you were intended!!
- 3 cup all purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon soda
- 1 cup pecans, chopped
- 1 cup vegetable oil
- 2 cup sugar
- 3 eggs
- 2 teaspoon vanilla
- 3 cups raw apples, peeled and chopped fine
- 1 cup packed brown sugar (for sauce)
- 1/4 cup milk (for sauce)
- 3/4 cup margarine(1 -1/2 sticks) (for sauce)
- Mix oil, sugar, eggs and vanilla. Sift together flour, salt, soda. Add to first mixture. Fold in pecans and apples. Bake in tube pan at 350 for 1 hour.
- For the sauce, mix and cook ingredients 3 minutes after it begins to gently boil, stirring constantly. Pour over hot cake while cake is still in pan. Let cake cool completely before removing.
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Posted by Christy Jordan
on Sep 1 2008. Filed under Cake
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