Sunday, February 8, 2009

"Go nuts" Apple Cake

Baking is not usually my strong suit but from the reaction I received from my "recipe guinea pig" I figure this is defenitely a success! He loved it so much I had to stop him from going nuts and having a 4th slice!

3 medium cooking apples (ie, Bramleys) - cubed
3/4 cup vegetable oil
1/4 cup apple sauce
3 eggs
1 1/4 cup caster sugar
2 1/2 cups plain flour
1/2 tsp salt
2 1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
2tsp vanilla extract
3 tbsp water
1 cup crushed pecan nuts
15 whole pecan nuts

- Beat oil and eggs together in large bowl until smooth and foamy. Add apple sauce and stir again
- Add sugar, flour, cinnamon, bicarbonate of soda, salt and vanilla extract. Mix well.
- Stir in apples and crushed nuts
- Set oven to gas mark 4 (350 F) and grease a 23 cm spring release cake tin
- Pour cake mixture into the cake tin and place whole pecan nuts on top.
Bake in the oven for 45min-1hr (until a knife inserted into the middle of the cake comes out clean)

Enjoy with a nice cold glass of milk. Go nuts!


eatme_delicious said...

Looks good! I used to live in Richmond. =)

Jacqueline Meldrum said...

What a gorgeous looking cake that is! I cannot say I am surprised at your boyfriend going back for more. I wouldn't think that cake would last long in any household!