Some people are generous. Nadine is very very generous. She is always willing to give you any recipes she has. I use to hate asking for recipes because some people are very secretive about “their” recipes. I am not like that, so it’s hard for me to understand why you wouldn’t want someone else to eat/make something delicious. But I know a LOT of people like that. (no, not you….) I get so excited when I find a great recipe, I want to share it with the world!
Nadine’s daughter Jenny has the best recipe for chicken salad. I want that recipe….the exact recipe. Jenny has been known to be extremely vague (not in a mean way) about that darn chicken recipe. But I understand, I had to actually start paying a lot of attention to my cooking because I hardly follow my own recipes! When you blog, it seems people want exact measurements…. 😉
Maybe NOW I will have an exact recipe….come on Jenny the blog world is ready!
Back to Nadine’s wonderful Apple Cake, so delicious and pretty darn easy to make. Bonus: recipe is extremely easy to double. In fact Nadine said she always makes a double batch when making it for a card night or family gatherings.
For the Cake:
2 cups apples finely diced (you don’t need to peel them)
1 cup sugar
1 cup flour
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup chopped walnuts (or other nuts but walnuts taste best)
For the Sauce:
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 1/4 cup sugar
1 tablespoon flour
1/2 cup water
2 tablespoons butter
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
Heat your oven to 375F
Butter an 8X8 pan. Set aside.
In a large bowl mix your apple and your sugar. Set aside until your sugar has melted. I tossed the apple and sugar a few times during this process.
In you mixer put your flour, cinnamon, baking soda and salt. Add your sugar and apple mixture and your egg. Mix well. Add your chopped nuts. Mix gently. Pour into your prepared pan and bake for 35-40 minutes in your preheated oven.
When you have about 5-10 minutes left to your baking time, start your sauce. In a medium sauce pan add all your ingredients and gently bring to a boil. You must stir constantly while cooking your sauce. Pour your hot sauce over your hot cake right out of the oven. I took the time to slowly pour my sauce all over the cake to cover every bit of my cake.
Note: as I said above, Nadine usually doubles this recipe. I didn’t really need to double it but I started chopping my apples and I got carried away….so I doubled the recipe! If you do decide to be ambitious like me, simply butter a 9X13 pan….and double all ingredients. BUT cooking time was the same! 🙂
This cake is so moist and flavorful. I love the sweetness and “gooeyness” of the sauce with the “spongyness” of the cake. (I am full of new words today!)
Printer friendly: Apple Cake
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