Kentucky Apple Cake

5
Lisa Glass

By
@Sqrlmama

When my mother passed away, a close family friend made us two fantastic cakes. This apple cake is one of them! Both my father and my boyfriend couldn't stop raving about this one and said they could eat this cake all day, every day. When I took this cake to work for a carry-in, a coworker said it was the best thing she's ever had in her mouth. I told her she's a newlywed, so she better be careful what she says ;)

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I wish we could keep one of these in the oven at all times... it smells a-maz-ing! (Super tasty and moist, too.) The Test Kitchen


Rating:

★★★★★ 46 votes

Comments:
Prep:
40 Min
Cook:
1 Hr
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

  • CREAM IN A LARGE BOWL OR STAND MIXER:

  • 2 stick
    margarine
  • 2 c
    sugar
  • ADD:

  • 2
    large eggs
  • IN A SEPARATE BOWL, COMBINE:

  • 2 1/2 c
    all purpose flour
  • 2 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1/8 tsp
    salt
  • 2 tsp
    cinnamon
  • ADD DRY INGREDIENTS TO THE MARGARINE MIXTURE. MIX IN:

  • 3 c
    finely chopped apples
  • 1 c
    chopped walnuts
  • 2-3 Tbsp
    milk
  • GLAZE

  • 3/4 c
    sugar
  • 1/2 c
    margarine
  • 1/4 c
    buttermilk
  • 1 Tbsp
    light corn syrup
  • 1/4 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1 tsp
    real vanilla extract

How to Make Kentucky Apple Cake

Step-by-Step

  1. Follow the above steps to make the cake batter.
  2. Grease and flour a 9x13 pan Spread apple cake batter evenly in pan.
  3. Bake at 350 degrees for 50 minutes to 1 hour, or until a toothpick comes out without raw batter on it.
  4. While cake is baking, combine all the glaze ingredients except the vanilla in a medium pan. Stir and cook to a rolling boil. Remove from heat and add 1 teaspoon of vanilla.
  5. Pour and spread glaze over hot cake as soon as the cake is removed from the oven.
  6. Let cake cool completely before serving. The longer it sits, the better it gets!

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About Kentucky Apple Cake

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: American
Hashtags: #apples, #glaze




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