Marjorie's Apple Cake
My Mother's apple cake with penuche frosting
- 3 eggs
- 2 cups granulated sugar
- 2 tablespoons good vanilla
- 2 3/4 plain flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 tablespoons cinnamon
- 4 medium size granny smith apples, peeled, cored and chopped
- 1 cup chopped walnuts
- 2 tablespoons apple juice
- Penuche Frosting
- 1 cup butter
- 1 cup packed brown sugar
- 2 cups sifted powdered sugar
- 1/4 cup cream
Adapted from 1.bp.blogspot.com
Beat eggs in a electric mixer until thick, about 7-8 minutes or until a pale yellow.
Add one cup of a sugar at a time, beating until well blended.
Add cooking oil and vanilla. Beat well.
Sift flour, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon in a separate bowl.
Add dry ingredients slowly beating well after each addition, and scraping sides of bowl.
Add apple juice, chopped apples and walnuts, blend well.
Pour batter into a 10 inch bundt pan that has been sprayed well with Baker's Joy.
Bake in a 350 degree oven for 45-50 minutes.
Check to see if it is done by inserting a toothpick in center.
Cool 5 minutes in pan, then invert on cooling rack and cool completely before frosting.
In a heavy 2 quart saucepan over low heat melt butter, add brown sugar and turn heat up to medium, stirring constantly for 2 minutes.
The frosting will be bubbly, slowly add cream to mixture and continue to stir ingredients together for 1 more minute.
Decorate with edible decor glitter, add a daisy, mum or flower of choice.
Remove from heat and let cool, add powdered sugar, if frosting is too thick add more cream until desired consistency.