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fresh apple cake with praline icing (sallye)

★★★★★ 2
a recipe by
sallye bates
Austin, TX

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-in-law's apple cake, but I conjured up the icing myself based on my praline candy recipe. You are going to love this cake.

★★★★★ 2
serves yield 10 to 12 slices
prep time 30 Min
cook time 1 Hr 10 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For fresh apple cake with praline icing (sallye)

  • 5-6 md
    delicious apples, coarsely chopped
  • 2 c
  • 1-1/2 c
    canola or olive oil
  • 2 lg
    eggs, slightly beaten
  • 3 c
    all purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1 tsp
  • 1 c
    chopped pecans
  • 1 tsp
  • 2-1/2 c
    granulated sugar
  • 1 c
  • 1 c
    chopped pecans
  • 1/4 lb
    butter (1 stick)
  • 1 tsp

How To Make fresh apple cake with praline icing (sallye)

  • 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.

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