Thursday, September 24, 2009

Apple Raisin Cake

I stole a recipe off an online site and modified it to suit what I wanted to use up!

In a large bowl mix:

3 large eggs
1/2 cup of sugar
3/4 cup of oil
2-3 cups of applesauce (sweetened)
1 tsp baking soda

Sift together
2 cups flour
1/2 tsp salt
1 1/2 tsp cinnamon ****if your applesauce has none
1/2-1 cup of raisins

Fold into egg mixture. Stir until blended well. Pour into a greased cake pan.
I used a 9x12. Bake at 350 for 1 hour or until cooked thoroughly in the center. (use toothpick to check)

While cake is baking,
In a small saucepan:

1/2 cup white sugar
1/4 cup water

Bring to a boil. DO NOT STIR! you can swirl the liquid but not stir.
Allow it to continue to boil. The sugar will eventually start to turn golden brown.
Turn down heat and let it continue to boil down. Add a bit of milk or cream as you begin to whisk the mixture. Add 3 tbsp of applesauce, whisk bring back to a boil and turn heat off. This will seperate slightly.

Let this cool, stirring occasionally while cake bakes.

When cake is out of oven, remove from pan. Let cool a little. Pour mixture over cake. Sprinkle with nuts (I used almonds, cause that is what I had!)

MMMMM! This smells like oatmeal cookies when it is cooking....and tastes amazing!

"Bon Appetit!"

1 comment:

  1. Two words: Make this.

    No cup of tea should be without this delicious, warming, comforting concoction. Yup!

    And the homemade caramel sauce is the PERFECT accessory to the cake.