1 cup packed light brown sugar
1 cup granulated sugar
1 1/2 cups vegetable oil
3 cups all purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp salt
5 Washington granny smith apples or golden delicious apples(cored peeled & cut in 1/2 inch pieces)
1 1/4 cups chopped pecans or walnuts
2 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
4 tbsp butter
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup light brown sugar
Pinch of salt
1/2 cup heavy cream
Preheat oven to 325 degrees f.Butter & flour a9-by-13-inch 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 & salt ;
gradually add to eggs mixing just blended. Stir in apples,pecans & vanilla; pour into pan.
Bake for 50-75 minutes,or until a toothpick inserted in the centre comes out clean.Let cool in the pan while preparing the glaze.
Method for Glaze:
Melt butter in a sauce pan over low heat .Stir in both sugars and salt and; 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 fresh whipped cream or ice cream.
Makes 12 servings.
Note: I halved the ingredients for the cake and the glaze as well. So the cake you see in the picture is made with 1 1/2 cup all purpose flour and similarly all other ingredients are also exactly half of what this recipe calls for.
The cake was ready in 30 minutes. So even if the recipe says 50-70 minutes,I will not wait that long to check on my cake.I have made this cake with the exact proportions as mentioned in the recipe & cake was done in 45 minutes. I baked it on mark 3