"For I was hungry & you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty & you gave me something to drink..."

Matthew 25:35

Monday, December 5, 2011

Apple Cake with Brown Sugar Glaze

i wanted a quick & hearty cake i could whip up for my mother in law's birthday. i didn't want to whip up frosting or wait for anything to cool- i only had a few hours & i'm impatient to boot.

so i looked in my fridge & realized that i had an obscene amount of apples- ding ding sing- apple cake for the win.

Apple Cake with Brown Sugar Glaze (adapted from lickthebowlgood)
You Need:
1 1/2 cups AP flour (i used 1 cup + 2 tbslp of cake flour + 1/2 cup AP flour)
1 cup sugar
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1.2 tsp cinnamon
2 eggs
1/2 cup oil (canola, veg)
1 tsp vanilla
1 1/2 cups finely chopped apples

Brown Sugar Glaze
You Need:
1/2 cup light brown sugar
3 tblspn butter
1/2 tsp vanilla
1 tblsp heavy cream (i used whipping cream)

Directions: Pre heat oven to 350. Grease an 8 in baking dish (square, round- whatever)

In a medium bowl sift together the flour, sugar, baking soda, salt & cinnamon. Set aside.

Beat (i used my KitchenAid mixer) the eggs until light in color & foamy. Add the oil & vanilla & beat well.

Stir in the flour mixture until just combined. Stir in the apples.
Scrape the batter into the prepared pan & bake for 40-45 min (i was good with 40)- until done.

Set the hot cake aside & while it's still hot, prepare your glaze.

Glaze: Combine all the ingredients in a small saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring often, until the mixture comes to a gentle boil. Allow to boil for 3-5 minutes, stirrig occasionally.

Spoon the hot glaze over the still hot cake. Spread it out if needed. Let the glazed cake cool 95% of the way...

...and then serve it straight from the pan. with ice cream if you feel so led- which you should- because ice cream is a gift from God.

i liked it warmed back up the best. it was kick ass cold- but after i nuked it for 20 seconds- bam. heaven.

it's akin to eating fall. if that's possible.
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