To laugh often and much, to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children, to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends, to appreciate beauty, to find the best in others, to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition, to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson
May 10, 2016
WARM APPLE CAKE WITH BROWN SUGAR GLAZE....FEATURED IN SOUTHERN CAKES!
Welcome back to Estelle's!
I have said it before and I'll say it again...
I simply adore cookbooks!
Especially SOUTHERN cookbooks.
This is my latest addition to my collection...
gotta love"USED" from Amazon!
I adore this book.
As soon as it arrived and I took it out of the box,
that aroma of a musty old house came through.
I actually LOVE that smell....
it reminds me of my grandmother's.
Of course, that goes away after a bit.
I always wonder who owned the book originally....
was it a gift? How did the book end up in a bookstore
in some tiny little nook up in Boston?
This little gem contains a wealth of recipes
from well-known and some not
so well-known southern writers and restaurants.
I always find a recipe someone has marked
and loved.....cannot wait to try this~
If I am going to bake for family and friends,
I want to offer them tried and true showpieces!
And, who doesn't love to have pretty cooking tools?
Thank you Pioneer Woman for offering us
such happy, colorful kitchen items!
They are very reasonably priced and come in
absolutely beautiful colors and patterns!
I had seen this recipe around for some time
and today was the day to try it for myself!
I halved the original recipe which was going to be perfect for the darling and me!
This little cake is REALLY, REALLY GOOD!!
The brown sugar glaze tops this cake
with a buttery, warm cinnamon taste!
Grab a spoon....it's good to the last drop!
With yet another glorious spring day here in Texas
we had lunch on the patio.
Fresh tuna salad sandwiches,
with celery, carrot sticks and radishes
followed by a little slice of warm apple cake!
The Apple Cake
1 1/2 cups flour
1 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 cup canola oil
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2 cups finely chopped apples
1/2 cup pecans or walnuts, chopped
Brown Sugar Glaze
1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
3 Tablespoons butter
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 Tablespoon cream
For the cake: Heat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease an 8-inch pan (round or square) and set aside.
In a medium bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking soda, salt and cinnamon.Stir with a whisk to mix everything together.
In a large bowl, mix the eggs with a hand mixer til light in color and foamy. Add the oil and vanilla and beat well.
Stir in the flour mixture with a spoon and continue stirring the batter til the flour disappears. Add the apples and nuts (if using) and stir to mix them into the batter.
Scrape batter into prepared pan and bake for 40-45 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
Place the hot cake on a wire cake. While it's still hot, prepare the glaze.
For the glaze: Combine all the ingredients into a saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring often, until the mixture comes to a gentle boil. Cook for 3-5 minutes.
Spoon the hot glaze over the still hot-from-the-oven cake. Let the glazed cake cool completely before serving straight from the pan.
I believe you will love this cake and the cookbook