Tuesday, August 30, 2011

~what I'm cooking today~

~apple cake with brown sugar glaze~
3 cups all purpose flour
2 cups sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
4 eggs
1 cup canola oil
2 teaspoons vanilla
3 cups finely chopped apples
1 cup pecans or walnuts, chopped (optional)

Brown Sugar Glaze
1 cup packed light brown sugar
6 tablespoons butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 tablespoons heavy cream
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease an 9x13-inch pan and set aside.  In a medium bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking soda, salt and cinnamon. In a large bowl, beat the eggs until light and foamy. Add the oil and vanilla and mix well. Stir in the flour mixture with a spoon and continue stirring the batter til the flour disappears. Add the apples and nuts; mix well. Scrape the batter into prepared pan and bake for 40-45 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Set the cake on a wire rack.

While the cake is still hot, prepare the glaze.  Combine the brown sugar, butter, vanilla and heavy cream in a medium saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring often, until the mixture comes to a gentle boil. Continue cooking for 3 minutes. Spoon the hot glaze over the still warm cake. Let the glazed cake cool completely before serving straight from the pan. 

The kids start school tomorrow. 
It's Savannah's first year of Jr. High school.
I can't believe it, where did the time go.
I'm a little sad to see summer come to a end. I always get a little emotional at this time.
I think I get a little spoiled with the kids being at home and I start to get sad that I won't have them all to myself every day.
Today we meet Cody's teacher and drop supplies off in the classroom.
Then we are off to the state fair. Our one last hurrah before school starts tomorrow.
I hope you are all having a great day!


Lynne said...

Perfect timing...I have a ton of apples!

Kelli Herrington said...

Yumm! this looks amazing and it is perfect with Fall approaching! Thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe!

Kat said...

That sounds heavenly!!!

Lilliedale said...

MMM...That cake looks delicious! I know how you feel with your kids, Today my littlest starts and I'll just be home all by myself all day. I know I'll love it but i'm still gonna feel a little lonely.Take care! ~Merrilee

Teresa said...

Yum. Reminds me of a cake my Mom used to make for school lunches. Good memories. I can sympathize with you on your daughter beginning her first year of jr high...my eldest just began high school yesterday. :(

Rachel Noelle Pallas said...

Yum! Looks delicious~ My youngest starts Junior High and my oldest Highschool..yikes how time flies! Enjoy this cozy Fall weather today!! xo Rachel

Cameo said...

I know what you mean about the kids, it's an abrupt change every summer! And when they have new teachers, let alone new schools...oy. Hang in there!

Cameo said...

I know what you mean about the kids, it's an abrupt change every summer! And when they have new teachers, let alone new schools...oy. Hang in there!

Between You and Me said...

love a great state fair!
I grew up in a small town that had a local county fair...every single september. soooo many memories~

all the town's weirdest people come out to the county fair ...uh oh! I think I just called myself weird. :)

ivonne said...

I'm baking this delicious cake as I type this, so easy and I'm sure it's going to be yummy!! Thank you.

August 30, 2011 1:34 PM

under spanish moss said...

A perfect cake for the first cool wave of fall. Going to save this recipe!
Angela and Renee

Kathy Martin said...

I've got to try this! It looks so yummy and perfect for fall! :)

TheCrankyCrow said...

This looks and sounds YUMMO!! Thanks for sharing....hoping your first day of back to school isn't too painful....Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

Katie said...

That sounds SO good, gonna have to try this. Thanks for the recipe, M! :)

the vintage bricoleur said...

Yum! I always enjoy your recipes. Terry

Mona Kay Gorman said...

Oh, delicious!! I can't wIt to try your recipe thanks for sharing it!!

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