What better way to celebrate fall? The glaze puts this over the top so no skimping! I also substitiuted 1/2 unsweetened applesauce for 1/2 the oil in the recipe. You cannot tell the difference but it saves a lot of fat!
Carmel Glazed Apple Cake
1 cup light brown sugar
1 cup granulated sugar
1 1/2 cups vegetable oil
3 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon salt
5 granny smith apples or golden delious apples (cored, peeled and cut into 1/2 inch pieces)
1 1/4 cups pecans or walnuts (chopped)
2 1/4 teaspoons vanilla extract
4 tablespoons butter
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup light brown sugar
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup heavy cream
Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Butter and flour a 13x9 inch baking pan.
To prepare cake Beat both sugars and oil in a mixing bowl until very well blended. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Sift together the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt, gradually add to egg mixture mixing just until blended. Stir in apples, pecans and vanilla.Pour into the pan.
Bake for 50-75 minutes or until toothpick inserted in the middle turns out clean.Let cool in pan while preparing the glaze.
To prepare glaze melt the butter in a saucepan over low heat. Stir in both sugars and salt.Cook over medium low heat for 2 minutes. Add the cream and boil for 2 minutes stirring constantly.
Poke holes in the cake with a skewer or toothpick Pour on the glaze Serve warm or at room tempature. Top with whipped cream or ice cream if desired.