We are having a bit of fall weather here, only in the high 90's today. :D It puts me in the mood for baking! The oven that was zapped in our voltage problem last May was finally fixed (I think) last week. (No kudos for Sears from this customer.) I think it's fixed. I had to bake a cake to be sure. Apple cake sounds fallish, don't you think? I thought so, too. So yesterday I tested the oven with this Apple Dapple Cake. I wish I could give credit to the right person, but I don't remember where I got the recipe. I found it scribbled on a scrap of paper and crammed into my recipe box. The result? The oven works (yay). And Emily says,
It's better than chocolate, Mom!
(Prepubescent girls don't know that there is nothing better than chocolate, so I am allowing this.) Give it a try. Wish I had a good photo for you. Add a dollop of whipped cream for the full treatment.
Apple Dapple Cake
Mix these together: 3 C flour, 1 t cinnamon, 1 t soda, 1 t salt.
Now cream these in a separate bowl, beating for about three minutes: 3 eggs, 2 C sugar, 1 C oil.
Add the dry ingredients and mix well, then add these: 3 C grated apple (peeled) OR 2 1/4 C applesauce, 2 t vanilla, 1 C coconut OR 3/4 C oatmeal (I used oats), 1 C chopped walnuts.
Grease and flour a 13x9 pan. Better yet, use sugar and cinnamon in place of the flour. Pour batter in.
Bake at 350 for 35-40 minutes, or until toothpick comes out clean.
While cake is baking, combine these in a small saucepan and bring to a boil for 3 minutes: 1 C brown sugar, 1/2 C butter or margarine, 1/4 C milk. Stir constantly to prevent burning. Poke the hot cake all over with a fork and pour glaze (? is that what you call it?) on top.
Cool, and taste autumn. :D