Mom’s Fresh Apple Love Letter Cake

Barbara Mayo

By
@joyouscook

I am 55 years old,my mom has been gone for 3 years. Ever since I can remember every Thanksgiving, Christmas and family reunion my mom baked her fresh apple cake in a big old bundt pan. I have to say growuing up this was not my favorite Anyone who ever tasted it wanted the recipe but mom would not give it out. I have all her cookbooks in them she wrote her special recipes down that she did not share with anyone. One day about 6 months after her death I started reading her cookbooks. I found all of her secret recipes and a love letter my dad had written while they dating! What an inheritance


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Serves:

8-10 bundt pan 18-24 mini bundt muffin pan

Prep:

20 Min

Cook:

55 Min

Method:

Bake

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Notes from the Test Kitchen:
Watch out, friends and family... I'll be making this recipe a LOT! It's so very moist and flavorful. Love.

Ingredients

CAKE BATTER

1 1/2 c
vegetable oil
2 c
sugar
2 large
eggs
1 tsp
pure vanilla
2 1/2 c
all purpose flour
1 tsp
salt
1 tsp
baking soda
2 c
chopped pecans
5 c
chopped red apples
1/3 c
tennessee whiskey i use black jack( can be omitted)

SAUCE OR GLAZE

1 stick
unsalted butter
1 c
firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 tsp
salt
3/4 c
evaporated milk
1 tsp
pure vanilla

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In medium bowl peel 5 red apples, quarter and then cut out core. Slice each quarter in 2 half then rough chop each apple pour whiskey over apples set aside
2
In mixing bowl with beaters add oil and sugar mix well. Then add one egg at a time beating after each egg until mixed well. Mix dry ingredients together in medium bowl and add 1/3 of dry ingredients to mixing bowl on low speed until all dry ingredients are incorporated. Remove mixing bowl add vanilla, apples and pecans mix by hand until all ingredients are incorporated.
3
Oil and flour 1 large bundt pan or 1 mini bundt pan (makes 18 to 24 mini bundts
using mini bundt pan spoon ½ cup cake mixture into each mini bundt and bake for 10-14 minutes or until cake is golden brown place on cooling rack for 10-15 minutes
If using bundt pan pour cake mixture into bundt and place on center rack in oven and bake for 20- 30 minutes or until cake is golden brown remove from oven and place on cooling rack for 20 minutes.
4
While cakes are cooling make sauce or glaze.In a medium iron skillet place butter and brown sugar on medium heat. Let butter melt and sugar dissolve then stir with wooden spoon until incorporated about 6-8 minutes remove from stove top and add evaropeated milk and stir to incorporate place back on stove top and cook 2 –4 minutes remove from stove top add vanilla stir and let cool at least 15 minutes then you may glaze the cakes or cake.
5
Then unmold onto cakec/cake plate and pour icing over entire cake or cakes. Let set at room temperature for 1 hour before you cut I know it will be tempting but wait.Then enjoy with a really cold glass of milk and an old love letter from your parents if you are lucky!!

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: American
Collections: Fall Food, Holiday Baking
Hashtags: #apple, #pecan, #whiskey