This recipe was inspired by Melissa at "Served Up With Love.com". I saw a pic of her cake and had to make it...but, she didn't use butter in her cake so I knew I needed to make some adjustments. So I channeled Paula Deen's Southwest Georgia pound cake, my Aunt's version, added an ingredient or two of my own and you have my version of this wonderful, award winning cake. I call mine, The Not so Skinny version. It is wonderful, rich & flavorful. Even better warm from the oven.
pure vanilla extract
all purpose flour
apples (peeled & finely chopped, about 2 cups) i used cortland, but granny smith is great also.
cream cheese (softened)
1 1/2 tsp
apple pie spice
packed brown sugar
2Cream butter & sugar with an electric mixer. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add apple pie spice.
4Sift together flour, baking soda & salt. Alternately add flour mixture & heavy cream to butter/sugar mixture starting and ending with flour.
6Place in cold oven. Set at 325 degrees and bake for 1 hour 15 minutes (without opening oven door). Remove and cool for 15 minutes.