Wednesday, November 24, 2010

North Georgia Apple Cake

North Georgia Apple Cake

1 ½ c. oil                                       ½ t. ground nutmeg
1 ½ c. granulated sugar            ½ t. salt
½ c. light brown sugar               3 ½ c. peeled, chopped, tart green apples
3 eggs                                        2 or 3 cups flour
1 t. baking soda                        1 c. chopped walnuts
2 t. ground cinnamon                2 t. vanilla

3 T. butter                                3 T. heavy cream
3 T. light brown sugar               ¼ t. vanilla
3 T. granulated sugar

In a large bowl, combine oil, granulated sugar and brown sugar; blend well.  Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Sift together flour, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt. Add to egg mixture and blend well. Add apples, nuts and vanilla; mix with spoon. Pour batter into a buttered, floured cake pan. Bake in a preheated 325 degree oven for 1 ¼ hours, or until cake tests done. Remove from oven and let rest in the pan 20 minutes. While cake is resting, prepare glaze. Combine butter, brown sugar, granulated sugar, cream and vanilla in a small saucepan; bring to a boil and continue boiling 1 minute. Remove from heat. Remove cake from pan and put on a wire rack or platter. Spoon glaze over warm cake. Serve warm.

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