FRESH APPLE CAKE WITH PRALINE ICING (sallye)

sallye bates

By
@grandedame

This has a gazillion calories per serving, but when you taste it you'll say "who cares?". Great for a dessert to impress at your next potluck or office .

The cake is a tweaked version of my mother's apple cake, but I conjured up the icing myself based on my praline candy recipe.

You are going to love this cake.


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Serves:

yield 10 to 12 slices

Prep:

30 Min

Cook:

1 Hr 10 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

CAKE INGREDIENTS

5-6 medium
delicious apples, coarsely chopped
2 c
sugar
1-1/2 c
canola or olive oil
2 large
eggs, slightly beaten
3 c
all purpose flour
1-1/2 tsp
baking soda
1/2 tsp
salt
1 tsp
cinnamon
1 c
chopped pecans
1 tsp
vanilla

ICING INGREDIENTS BELOW

2-1/2 c
granulated sugar
1 c
milk
1 c
chopped pecans
1/4 lb
butter (1 stick)
1 tsp
vanilla

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Grease and flour bundt or tube pan
2
Using medium speed on electric mixer, beat apples, sugar, oil and eggs together in a large mixing bowl, set aside for 30 minutes.

Leave apples chunky.

NOTE: You can use Granny Smith or other kinds of apples if desired
3
Sift together flour, soda, salt, and cinnamon in a mixing bowl
Add pecans and stir to coat the pecans
4
After apple mixture has set for 30 minutes, gradually add flour mixture to the apples, and mix well using low speed on electric mixer.

Leave the apples a little chunky.

Continue mixing as you stir in vanilla extract.
5
Pour into bundt or tube pan, and cook for 55 minutes.

Test with toothpick inserted into thickest part of cake, if it comes out clean remove from oven; if not cook another ten minutes

Turn out from pan onto serving dish and cool
6
Making icing:

Bring sugar and milk to a boil, stirring constantly.

When boiling, cease stirring and cook gently until a drop forms a soft ball when dropped in cold water

Remove from fire

Add butter and vanilla, cool ten minutes

Beat with electric mixer until creamy, add nuts and spread over cake

NOTE: This is a tricky icing, if it starts to get hard before you spread it, add warm milk by tablespoons until desired consistency for spreading. (it will set up again on cake within a few minutes.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: For Kids
Hashtag: #Holidays