Friday, October 26, 2007

Apple Cake aka twice on the hips, please

I have been busy lately. Busy embracing my inner slug to the point I may have squeezed it to death. Pfft. :p The new season of House started and I have a couple of other shows I think I like and AND there have been a ton of horror movies on...but I digress.........

This is not only pumpkin season, but apple season. I recently made a version of this cake..the version being Paula Deen's recipe. Sorry, Paula honey...I just like mine better. I got the original recipe from an old church cookbook years ago and it has always been a hit.

1 3/4 cup white sugar
1 cup oil
3 large eggs
2 cups all purpose flour
2 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. vanila
4-5 Granny Smith ( or comparable apple ) peeled and thinly sliced or chopped
1 cup walnuts or pecans, chopped

Place all ingredients, except apples and nuts, in a large mixing bowl. Mix with large spoon til well blended. Add apples and nuts, mix well. Pour into greased ( or use Pam ) 13x9 or bundt pan. Bake at 350 for 45 minutes or til tooth pick comes out clean.
This cake is even better the second, make it a day early! :)

I use a maple glaze on this and sprinkle the top with nuts. But you can just dust the top with confectionery sugar if you are in a hurry.