Have you noticed how expensive apples are getting?
My friend and neighbor Ginger has an apple tree full of apples that are just starting to ripen; so Elizabeth and I picked some today.
We ate some of the apples right away and then I peeled and diced some of them for an apple cake.
The last time I made this cake I made a few notes next to the recipe so I would remember to make adjustments when I made the cake again; such as the batter is very thick so I need to add milk to thin it somewhat.
This is the best apple cake I have ever made. The recipe is found in a cookbook my sister-in-law gave me for Christmas one year.
Fresh Apple Cake
Cooking at Richardson East
A taste of Heaven
3 cups flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
1 1/4 cup salad oil
1 cup broken pecans
2 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. nutmeg (I leave this out)
2 cups sugar
2 tsp. vanilla
3 cups diced apples
Mix dry ingredients and set aside. Cream eggs, oil and sugar; add vanilla. Mix dry into wet ingredients adding milk as needed to thin the batter some; add pecans and apples.
Bake at 350-degrees for 1 hr. 15 min. or until cake is done in the center.