Thursday, October 22, 2009

Fresh Apple Nut Cake

After seeing all the Fall inspired recipes around, I thought apples! I pulled out a recipe I havent made in 30 years! I remember the person who gave it to me and have no idea what they're doing today, but I have that recipe! Friends were coming over tonight for dessert and coffee so off to the grocery store I ran to get some fresh Gala apples. Right now I'm really bonkers for Braeburn (did I spell that right?!?) apples, but can't seem to get my hands on them at the grocery store lately, so Gala would have to do because personally, the McIntosh and others don't have much of a flavor these days.
There are so many apples in this cake, plus the sauce you pour over top soaks into the cake it is super-moist...and heavy! Ok, on to the recipe, right?

2 tsp vanilla
3 cups chopped apples
1 tsp salt
3 cups plain flour
2 cups sugar
3 eggs
1 1/4 cups Wesson oil
1 tsp soda
1 cup chopped nuts (I used pecans)

Mix all ingredients together and bake at 350 degrees for one hour in ungreased 9 x 13 pan.

1/2 cup butter (one stick)
1 cup PET Milk (has to be Pet. Trust me, I've tried Carnation and others, has to be Pet!)
1 cup brown sugar

Bring to a boil and boil 3-4 minutes. Pour over WARM cake.

I try to time the icing part to when I take the cake out of the oven. With it fresh from the oven, the liquid soaks into the cake better.

Sorry, there are no pictures.


  1. This sounds so familiar to my recipe - I wish you had pictures so I could see if it is the same! Oooh, this makes me want to make my cake!

  2. Looks so easy. I would love to give this a try. Thanks for sharing the recipe.


  3. oh it really seams to be yummy!
    wish you a great weekend!

  4. MY MIL makes a cake that sounds very similar, and I've misplaced the recipe--I'll be sure to try this one, it sounds delcious!

  5. I love Braeburn apples.

    We make a similar cake (sans nuts... we have allergies), and love it!!

  6. This seems to be heavenly! Thanks for sharing!

  7. Thank you for sharing! I love apple cakes. I will try your recipe.

  8. Hi, Jeanette! Your blog is adorable!! I'm so sorry I'm late returning your visit from Rhoda's party...had some bad news from the pediatrician's office yesterday, and just wasn't up to emailing. Your recipe looks amazing...the perfect Fall dessert. :) Thanks again for stopping by!

  9. This looks great. We love apple cake and this would be a good twist on it for our family.
    Holly @ 504 Main

  10. I can imagine what a lovely fall treat this cake is! It would be the perfect afternoon snack with a steamy cup of tea and a good read. Thank you for sharing the recipe. I can't wait to try it.

  11. Apple Nut Cake just sounds perfect!

  12. What a great cake! Your blog is really cute! If you have cupcakes you would like to share, be sure to head over on Tuesday for Cupcake Tues.
    Thanks for joining in the fun at the Holiday Food Fest!

  13. Sounds wonderful!!! A perfect cake for the family.

  14. This sounds delicious! Love the flavours =D.

  15. Love your header and colors here! :-) Hmmm, apple and pecans--sounds great to me. It's so much fun to meet everyone who is joining in for the Holiday Food Fest!


  16. This recipe looks yummy! I just wanted to stop by and say "hello"! Have a great weekend!


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