Monday, September 28, 2009

Carmel Glazed Apple Cake

1 C packed light brown sugar
1 C granulated sugar
1 1/2 C vegetable oil
3 eggs
3 C flour
1 tsp baking soda
2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp salt
5 Granny Smith apples, cored, peeled, and cut into 1/2 inch pieces
1 1/4 C chopped pecans or walnuts
2 1/4 tsp vanilla

Carmel Glaze:
4 T butter
1/4 C granulated sugar
1/4 C light brown sugar
pinch of salt
1/2 C heavy cream

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Grease and flour a 9 x 13 inch pan. Beat both sugars together with oil until very well blended. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each. Sift together dry ingredients and gradually add to egg mixture. Stir in apples, nuts, and vanilla. Pour into pan. Bake for 50-75 minutes until toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

Prepare the glaze - melt butter in saucepan over low heat. Stir in sugars and salt. Cook over medium hat for 2 minutes. Add cream, bring to boil, and continue to boil for 2 minutes, stirring constantly.

Poke holes in the cake with a toothpick or skewer. Pour glaze over cake. Serve warm or at room temperature.

This tasted especially good with some vanilla ice cream!!

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