Monday, November 15, 2010
Michelle and I went to see Bobby Flay on Saturday morning at the Washington Cooking and Entertainment show. He made this great set of recipes. Our mouths were watering for it, but not the one he made. So I thought I would share it with you all as well. This recipe can be found on their website at:
Sunday, November 14, 2010
1 C packed light brown sugar
1 C sugar
1½ C oil
3 C all-purpose flour (I used whole wheat instead)
1 tsp baking soda
2 tsp cinnamon
½ tsp nutmeg
½ tsp salt
5 Granny Smith or Golden Delicious apples, peeled, cored and cut into ½-inch pieces
1¼ C chopped pecans or walnuts, opt
1 Tbsp vanilla
4 Tbsp butter
¼ C sugar
¼ C light brown sugar
½ C heavy cream
- Preheat oven to 325°. Grease 9x13 pan.
- To prepare the 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 flour, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt; gradually add to egg mixture, mixing just until blended. Stir in apples, pecans and vanilla; pour into pan.
- Bake for 50-75 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Let cool in the pan while preparing the glaze.
- To prepare the glaze, melt butter in a saucepan over low heat. Stir in both sugars and salt; cook over medium-low heat for 2 minutes. Add 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 temperature. Top with whipped cream or ice cream if desired.
I found this recipe in my Oct 2009 Costco Connections. It looked so good, so I ripped it out of the magazine and stuck it with the other ripped out recipes. One year later while flipping through folder of recipes I found it again and this time I make it. Wow, it is so good. Andrew and I kept nibbling more and more. Silly Sophie liked it but not the white chunks (apple pieces). I didn't pour the glaze over the cake like the recipe calls for, we kind of iced it on and the cake didn't need it. And I noted in the recipe that I used whole wheat, 100%, makes me feel a little better while eating piece number 2 in one day that I am getting some fiber. I am thinking the next time I make it to decrease the amount of oil and replace it with applesauce, and trust me there will be a next time.