Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Fall...It's Not Just for Pumpkins!

fresh apple cake
Originally uploaded by thingspondered

We had a birthday celebration at our office today. One of the birthday girls loves apples, so I took advantage of a great opportunity to pull out this wonderful recipe:

Mrs. Norvell’s Fresh Apple Cake

(From My Kitchen by Barbara Richardson McClellan)

2 c. sugar
1 c. oil
2 eggs
2 ½ c. flour
1 ¼ tsp. baking soda
½ tsp. salt
3 medium apples, peeled & chopped
1 c. chopped nuts
¾ c. raisins (if desired)

Preheat oven to 350°. Flour or sugar a 9x13 pan, or line with foil. Mix oil and sugar, then add eggs. Mix dry ingredients and add to sugar mixture. Add apples, nuts, and raisins. Mix well and bake for 50-60 minutes. Cool and frost with the following:

2 c. brown sugar
½ c. evaporated milk
1 stick butter
¼ tsp. salt
1 tsp. vanilla

Mix first four ingredients in saucepan and stir over low heat until blended. Bring to boil over high heat. Boil 1 minute. Remove from heat and beat until cool and of spreading consistency. Add vanilla. You may wish to garnish with extra nuts. If it's very humid, you may need to add some powdered sugar to the frosting to get it to a spreadable consistency.

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