Ms. Geraldine's Fresh Apple Cake

Debbie Lawrence Recipe

By Debbie Lawrence debbit

This recipe is from a true Southern Lady. Made for our family in my childhood days and I'm sure many more times.. super yummy and a great way to get that 'apple a day'. The whole family loves this wonderful taste of my childhood in the south!


Recipe Rating:
 5 Ratings
Serves:
12
Prep Time:
Cook Time:
Cooking Method:
Bake

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Notes from the Test Kitchen:
This wonderful apple cake captures all the freshness of harvest season with its sweet, crisp flavors. Grab a cup of joe and enjoy!

Ingredients

1 1/4 c
vegetable oil
2 c
white sugar
3 large
eggs
1 tsp
baking soda
1 tsp
salt
3 c
all purpose flour
3 c
peeled chopped apples
1 c
chopped pecans
2 tsp
pure vanilla extract
TOPPING
1 c
brown sugar, firmly packed
1 stick
unsalted butter
1/4 c
half and half
1 tsp
pure vanilla extract
1 c
powdered sugar
1 c
finely chopped pecans

Directions

1
Preheat oven to 250 degrees.
Butter and flour large tube or bundt pan. Set aside.
2
Sift together salt, baking soda and flour.
3
In mixer bowl, blend oil and sugar well.
4
Slowly add dry sifted ingredients into oil and sugar mixture. (Batter will be stiff at this point)
5
Whisk eggs together lightly and add to batter.
6
Reduce speed on mixer and stir nuts and vanilla into batter.
7
gently stir in chopped apples
8
Pour batter slowly into prepared pan, shifting carefully so that batter is even .
9
Bake for 1 1/2 hours @250 degrees
10
Remove from oven. Cool.
Invert on to cake plate.
Add praline topping if desired
11
Bring brown sugar, butter and milk to a boil in a heavy saucepan over medium heat
Whisk constantly as it boils for 1 minute
Remove from heat
12
Stir in Vanilla
13
Gradually add in powdered sugar beating with hand mixer until smooth.
Mix gently for about 5 minutes until slightly thickened and cooled.
14
Spoon over cooled cake
Sprinkle with chopped pecans