Monday, September 30, 2013

What's Fall Without Some Good 'Ole Apple Recipes?!

Since Ryan and I picked a peck of apples in Vermont last weekend, we have been trying feverishly to incorporate them into some recipes- which really isn't that hard since I love cooking with apples anyways! This weekend alone we made cinnamon applesauce, apple pancakes, and my favorite, a homemade apple cake!

 Now, let me just talk about this apple cake for a minute. This recipe was handed down to me by my mother-in-law, Susan. I've made it so many times and it's always a crowd-pleaser. Plus, it's pretty easy to make! The only downside is that it takes almost an hour and a half to bake, so you have to sit around and smell the deliciousness for a while before you can actually dig in!


  • 1 1/2 cups Vegetable Oil 
  • 2 cups Sugar 
  • 3 Eggs
  • 3 cups All Purpose Flour
  • 1 cup Chopped Nuts (I use walnuts) 
  • 1 tsp. Salt 
  • 1 tsp. Baking Soda
  • 2 tsp. Vanilla extract
  • 3-4 large Apples, chopped

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. 

Combine oil, sugar, and eggs in a mixer and beat 3 minutes at medium speed. Add vanilla. Add flour, salt, and baking soda a little at a time and mix until well incorporated. Fold in apples and nuts. 

Pour into a lightly greased bundt pan and bake for 1 hour and 20 minutes or until fork is inserted and comes out clean.

Once the cake comes out of the oven, you can begin making the caramel-ish sauce that goes on top.

Sauce Ingredients: 

  • 1 stick Butter
  • 1/2 cup Light Brown Sugar
  • 2 tbsp. Milk

Combine all ingredients in a small pot and bring to a boil. Cook 5 minutes, stirring frequently. Pour over cake while it's still in the bundt pan and let cake cool completely before removing. 

Enjoy! It's seriously not fall until I've baked this cake at least once! Thanks for the recipe, Susan!!

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