Fresh Apple Cake
- 2 1/3 cups flour
- 2 cups sugar
- 2 teaspoons baking soda
- 3/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon each: cloves and nutmeg
- 4 cups chopped, peeled apples (Winesap, Pink Lady or Granny Smith)
- 1/2 cup soft shortening or butter
- 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
- 2 eggs
- Caramel Frosting (recipe below)
Adapted from pinterest.com
Combine flour, sugar, soda, salt and spices in large mixing bowl. Mix until well blended, 3 to 4 minutes.
Add apples shorting, nuts and eggs. Beat at medium speed until well blended. Pour into greased and floured 9x13-inch pan. Bake in pre-heated 325 degree oven 45 minutes, or until cake springs back when touched. Cool completely on wire rack. Frost in pan with Caramel Frosting.
1/3 cup butter
1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
3 tablespoons milk
1 1/2 cups sifted confectioners' sugar (about)
1/4 teaspoon vanilla
Melt butter in small saucepan. Add brown sugar and salt. Stir over medium heat until sugar melts. Add milk and bring to a boil. :Pour into mixing bowl and cool 10 minutes. Add confectioners' sugar and vanilla. Beat to spreading consistency, adding additional confectioners' sugar, if necessary. Spread on fresh apple cake.