Apple Cake From Scratch:
1 1/2 cups canola oil
2 1/2 cups chopped apples (I use McIntosh)
2 cups sugar (originally calls for 2 1/2 cups and I cut it to 2 cups)
2 teaspoons vanilla
optional: 1 cup chopped pecans (I never add nuts since the kids aren't fond of them)
Grease a 13 x 9 deep cake pan.
Mix the oil, eggs, vanilla and sugar together. Add the flour then the apples. Pour into pan. Pat it down evenly with a spatula.
Bake for 1 hour on 350 degrees preheated oven. Make the caramel below. Poke holes in the cake.
I for one am not a fan of this recipe. It was way too sweet and sugary, however for those who love a sweet cake with gooey caramel you will love this one! I even cut down the sugar content! It must be just me because the kids and their friends finished this off quickly. I am not a huge sugar or dessert lover, so again even with the adaptions of cutting back on the sugar it was still too sweet for me.
1- 1/2 sticks of butter
1 cup brown sugar
3 tablespoons whole milk or heavy cream
Place in a small saucepan and bring to a boil for 2 minutes. Pour over hot cake.
Serve with ice cream or whipped cream.
+claudia lamascolo Author