French Apple Cake

by Tammy

in Desserts, Recipes, The Christmas Kitchen

This recipe was given to me by my sister Terri Sue Johnson .

It was a breathtaking experience!
I added a few more spices because I like it with a bit more snap.
It was a hit from the first time I brought it for a women’s event.
The women were actually drinking the caramel sauce!
I always make a double recipe for that very purpose.
A Thanksgiving tradition for sure.

French Apple Cake

4 1/2 cups diced apples (I use Gala or Granny Smith)
2 eggs
2 cups sugar
2 tsp cinnamon
½ cup oil
½ cup nuts (chopped)
2 cups flour
2 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
½ tsp cloves

2 tsp orange rind (optional)

Cream sugar and eggs together until fluffy.
Add oil and mix well.
Add all dry ingredients.
Stir in apples. Batter will be thick.
Place in a 9X 13 inch pan that has been well greased.
Bake at 350 for 45-50 minutes.

Caramel Sauce

1 cup brown sugar
1 cup white sugar
1 cup heavy cream
½ cup butter
2 tbs flour
2 tsp vanilla
Bring to boil; remove from heat; keep warm.
Pour over cake and top with fresh whipped cream and sprinkle with cinnamon and chopped apple if desired.

The cake can be served warm or at room temperature. It is also terrific with cinnamon ice cream.

Simple Make A Head Tip: The cake can be wrapped tightly and stored in the refrigerator for 3 to 5 days.

Recipe from The Christmas Kitchen A Gathering Place for Making Memories by Tammy Maltby and Anne Christian Buchanan. All rights reserved.


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