Wednesday, September 12, 2007

It's Fall... Time for Apple Cake!

My family lives in a beautiful place. Just a few miles up the road is a large group of apple and other fruit orchards. During the autumn there are so many people that drive through our town up the mountain to buy apples, buy some of the crafts from the booths and eat apple treats (my favorite is an apple cinnamon donut). My mom and I recently spent some time there taking photos of all the beautiful fruit and trees.

Here is a recipe that I love to make with apples we've brought home from our trips to the apple orchards:
Fresh Apple Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

For the cake you will need:
4 cups apples- peeled and finely chopped (use your favorite baking apple)
1 cup nuts- chopped (we use pecans but you could use walnuts)
2 cups flour
2 tsp baking soda
2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp salt
2 eggs
2 cups sugar
1/2 cup vegetable oil

Sift together the flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt into a large bowl.
In a medium sized bowl, beat the eggs.
Add the sugar and vegetable oil to the eggs.
Pour the egg/sugar mixture into the flour mixture. Add the apples and nuts. The mixture will be very thick.
Pour into a greased 9" x 13" pan.
Bake 40-50 minutes in a 350'F oven.
Cream Cheese Frosting
For the frosting you will need:
8 oz cream cheese(softened)
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
3 Tablespoons butter
1/2 tsp vanilla
Beat together all the ingredients well.
Frost cake after in cools.
Refrigerate any leftovers.


Charlean said...

Thanks for the yummy recipe, I love getting new recipes.. keep them coming...
:>)..... char

Gherkin Pickle said...

I just bought two bushels...can't wait to try it. Thanks!