'An apple a day keeps the doctor away'. I've read that this is really true.
Great ... because I love a firm juicy apple! Some friends gave me a
new kind to try .. 'Honey Crisp' ... it had the ultimate flavor and crunch.
This spicy apple cake topped with a sweet caramel flavored sauce,
captures apples at their peak.
Thanks to my friend Joann for this recipe which I have changed a tiny bit.
The batter is quite stiff and you need a wooden spoon to incorporate
the apples. A Hutterite gentleman gifted me with this hand-made
wooden spatula which proved to be the perfect tool for this step.
Spread batter into a greased baking dish or baking pan.
It bakes into a lovely golden color and is marvellous served warm with the sauce.
APPLE CAKE with BUTTER SAUCE
½ cup butter, softened
1½ cups sugar
2 tbsp. heavy cream or half-and-half
2¼ cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
½ tsp. salt
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. nutmeg
Cream butter and sugar; add eggs and cream and beat until fluffy.
Blend together dry ingredients; stir into creamed mixture.
Batter will be stiff.
3½ cups diced, peeled apples
Fold apples into batter with a wooden spoon. Spread into a greased 9 x 13-inch
baking pan. Bake in preheated 350° oven for 40 to 45 minutes or until a
wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean.
Remove to wire rack to cool. To serve, cut into squares
and top with butter sauce.
½ cup butter
½ cup sugar
½ cup brown sugar
½ cup cream or half-and-half
½ tsp. vanilla
Melt butter over low heat in small saucepan; stir in sugars.
Add cream and cook until smooth. Stir in vanilla.