Debbie Lawrence Recipe

Ms. Geraldine's Fresh Apple Cake

By Debbie Lawrence debbit


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

Debbie's Story

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!

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 Step-By-Step

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

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes, Fruit Desserts
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Collection: Nuts for Baking
Hashtags: #apple, #Southern, #FRESH

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33 Comments

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Jan 25, 2015 - Bobby Webb shared this recipe with discussion group: "HOW'S YOUR WEATHER".
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Carrie Atkeson loncare
Oct 18, 2013
I'm confused. ..why are the eggs crossed out?
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georgia thompson wstwindldy47
Jan 13, 2013
made this cake yesterday very good cake one of the best
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Straw's Kitchen CinCooks
Oct 9, 2012
I can see why this recipe was "blue ribbon" worthy.....beautiful, and I am sure equally as good.
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Debbie Cain TheDeb
Feb 26, 2012
This cake was delicious!!! My family LOVED it! I didn't have any white flour and really wanted to bake something! Who runs out of flour right?! But fortunately, I had white wheat flour and bread flour! Woohoo! So it had a little extra fiber and was a little healthier! I didn't want to wait very long for it to bake so I baked it in a 13X9 and poured the powdered sugar in the pot after boiling the sugar mixture for a minute. After it was all blended I poured the frosting on the hot out of the oven cake. Next time I may use more half & half to thin it down so that it absorbs into the cake more. Definitely a keeper!