Woodward Hotel's Bountiful Harvest Cake

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@Quinnn

Toward the end of summer, the Woodward Hotel would serve the most incredible, warm apple/zucchini/spice cake dripping with a rich caramel butter sauce. Made from farm-fresh local ingredients, it was the perfect ending to a delicious meal and signaled the very beginning of the summers harvest.


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Serves:

8-10

Prep:

30 Min

Cook:

1 Hr

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

BOUNTIFUL HARVEST CAKE:

1/4 c
shortening
1 c
sugar
1 large
egg
1 tsp
vanilla
1 c
flour
1/2 tsp
baking soda
1/2 tsp
baking powder
1/2 tsp
salt
1/2 tsp
cinnamon
1/2 tsp
nutmeg or cloves (your choice)
1 1/2 c
diced apples
1 1/2 c
shredded zucchini
1/4 c
chopped walnuts or pecans

CARAMEL BROWN BUTTER SAUCE:

1/2 c
butter
1/2 c
sugar
1/2 c
brown sugar
1/2 c
half and half
1/4 tsp
vanilla

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Cake:
Cream shortening and add sugar. Add egg and vanilla. Then add baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg (or cloves).
2
Add flour. Stir in apples, zucchini and nuts with a spoon.
3
Place batter into a prepared 8" square baking pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 45-50 minutes until tests done with a toothpick.
4
Caramel Butter Sauce:
Melt butter in medium saucepan. Add sugars and cream. Bring to a very gentle boil. Turn heat to low. Simmer stirring occasionally, uncovered, for 15 minutes. Remove from heat and add vanilla. Spoon generously over warm cake.

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian, Soy Free