The other day my mum came to me requesting that I make her this cake. She had been flipping through the Costco Magazine and found it and since she can’t have chocolate she loves it when she finds a good dessert with out it. This cake is great, best served right out of the oven and perfect for the holidays coming. I made it again a few days later for my dads birthday because he requested it and usually likes chocolate so that says a lot for the cake.
1 cup packed brown sugar
1 cup granulated sugar
1 1/2 cups vegetable oil
3 cups all purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp salt
5 baking apple cored,peeled and cut into 1/2 inch pieces
1 1/4 cups chopped pecans or walnuts
2 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
Caramel Glaze Ingredients:
4 Tbl butter
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup light brown sugar
pinch of salt
1/2 cup heavy cream
1.Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Butter and flour a 9 by 13 inch pan.
2. To prepare the cake beat both sugars and oil in a mixing bowl until well blended. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Sift together flour,baking soda,Cinnamon,nutmeg, and salt; gradually add to egg mixture,mixing just until blended. Stir in apples,nuts, vanilla. Pour into pan.
3.Bake for 50 to 75 minutes, or until toothpick inserted comes out clean. Let cool in pan while preparing the glaze.
4. To prepare the glaze put the butter in a sauce pan over low heat. Stir in both sugars and salt; cook over medium-low heat for 2 minutes. Add cream and boil for 2 minutes, stirring constantly.
5. Poke holes in the cake with skewer or toothpicks. Pour on the glaze. Serve warm or at room temperature. Top with whipped cream and a dash of cinnamon. Makes 12 rather large servings.