Tuesday, November 3, 2009
Apple Cake with Caramel Sauce
2 cups sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
3 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup chopped nuts
3 cups apple chunks (preferably Red Delicious, approximately 3 large, peeled and cored)
Caramel Sauce (recipe follows)
Preheat oven to 300 F. Thoroughly grease a tube or bundt pan.
Combine oil, sugar, eggs and vanilla.
In another bowl, combine flour, baking soda, and salt. Stir into wet mixture. Carefully stir in apples and nuts.
Spoon mixture into prepared pan. Bake for 1-1/2 hours. Cool in pan for 5 minutes, then remove to cake plate.
1 cup light brown sugar
1/2 cup butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 cup cream or evaporated milk
Over low heat (or in double-boiler), melt brown sugar and butter. Stir in vanilla and cream, cook until thick, stirring occasionally. Spoon over individual portions of cake and serve.