Thursday, December 15, 2011

Apple & Nut Cake

This cake is one of my favorites. It's easy to make, and freezes well. Serve with hot custard or a dollop of cream.

½ cup shortening
1½ cups of white sugar (½ for topping)
½ cup brown sugar
2 eggs (beaten)
2½ cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 cup of milk
2 cups of chopped apples (I leave the skin on but that’s up to you)
½ cup of chopped nuts I use either walnuts or pecans (topping)
1 teaspoon cinnamon (topping)

Cream shortening, 1 cup of sugar, ½ cup of brown sugar together and add the beaten eggs gradually. Sift the flour, soda, baking powder together and add alternately with the milk. Stir in the apples and pour into a greased and floured 13x9 pan.

Mix ½ cup of white sugar with 1 teaspoon of cinnamon and ½ cup of nuts. Sprinkle on top of batter in pan and bake for about 45 minutes at 350°.