Saturday, October 15, 2016

Fresh Apple Cake....Cloudy...foggy...50's

3 eggs
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 cup unsweetened apple sauce
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 tsp. Vanilla extract
3 cups peeled & shredded apples
3 1/2 cups all purpose flour
3 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda

Beat eggs, sugars, apple sauce, oil and Vanilla till smooth add shredded apples stir to mix. Add dry ingredients all at once and stir just till all moistened. Pour in to a well greased 10'' tube pan. Bake at 350* 45 minutes or until a knife inserted in cake comes out clean. Cool on wire rack.

Browned butter frosting
1/4 cup Butter (no substitutions)
2 T. half and half
1 tsp. Vanilla extract
2 cups powdered sugar

Melt butter in a skillet (cast iron works great, but watch it closely) till it is golden brown 5-10 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in the half and half and vanilla let cool five minutes then add powdered sugar, beat for 2 minutes till smooth and creamy, add a bit more half and half in needed but you want it thick

Brown Sugar Glaze
1/4 cup butter (no substitutions)
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup half and half
1/2 cup finely chopped pecans
Melt butter in sauce pan, add brown sugar and half and half, simmer, stirring one minute, or till all sugar is dissolved, remove from heat add nuts, cool five minutes and drizzle over cake

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