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.

Rating:
★★★★★ 2 votes
Comments:
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

Step-By-Step

1Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Grease and flour bundt or tube pan
2Using 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
3Sift together flour, soda, salt, and cinnamon in a mixing bowl
Add pecans and stir to coat the pecans
4After 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.
5Pour 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
6Making 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