Glazed Apple Cake
One of the joys of autumn is fresh apples. In groves and farmers' markets around the country people are celebrating the harvest. Whether served sliced over a salad, baked in pies or eaten right off the tree, this fruit is a delicacy of the season.
Baking this apple cake is a great way to spend a Saturday afternoon, especially if it is cold and rainy. The cinnamon and apples will warm your home with the aroma of autumn.
4 cups apples, unpeeled and chopped, 'Granny Smith' apples are ideal
2 cups unbleached white flour
2 eggs, well beaten
1 cup raisins
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup white sugar
1 cup oil
1 cup walnuts or pecans chopped
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 stick sweet cream butter
2 tablespoons milk
1 cup packed brown sugar
1/8 teaspoon salt
To prepare the cake mix the oil, sugar, and eggs; then add in sifted flour, vanilla, salt, soda, cinnamon, apples, nuts, and raisins.
Spray a bundt pan with non-stick spray.
Scoop the mixture, it will be thicker than most cake batters, and bake at 325 degrees F for 90 minutes or until it tests done. Set aside to cool while you make the glaze.
The glaze is made by mixing the butter, salt, brown sugar and milk in a saucepan. Heat and stir until smooth. Remove the pan from the heat, and stir in enough powdered sugar until the glaze reaches spreading consistency.
Remove the cake from the bundt pan and drizzle with warm glaze.