Hi, Sweet things! 🙂
Here’s another favorite recipe of the family. My mom has been baking this cake since I was a small girl. It was a recipe that she loved and received from a friend who I remember as an excellent cook and a wonderful baker.
It is not the healthiest, but I figure you can’t go wrong with apples in a cake. Mom has even substituted pears before with much success. Once you try it I think you will do like I did and add it to your standard repertoire of cakes to make for friends.
It’s great with coffee, tea, or just a big glass of milk.
Apple Nut Cake
1 cup vegetable oil
2 cups sugar
4 large eggs
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup chopped pecans (optional)
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
2 tsp vanilla extract
3 cups apples, peeled & chopped (the smaller the pieces the better)
1 cup raisins
- Cream oil, sugar.
- Add eggs and vanilla.
- Sift flour with salt and baking soda.
- Slowly add (in 1/2 cup increments) to wet ingredients.
- Add pecans, raisins and apples.
- Pour into greased bundt pan.
- Bake at 350 for one hour.
Mom sometimes makes this caramel icing to go on top, although my family is not much for icings on cake, so I usually don’t bother. We like our cakes au naturel.
1 stick of butter (softened) (4oz for you Europeans)
1 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup canned milk
1 tbsp vanilla
Bring all ingredients to a boil. Continue boiling for 2 1/2 minutes. Cool. Pour over cake.