Sunday, September 11, 2005

A New Recipe

I was fixing Sunday dinner for me, Cliff, and our daughter's family today.  I wanted a dessert that wouldn't involve too much work and would require only ingredients I already had on hand.  Raw Apple Cake came to mind.  However, that particular recipe is in a tattered old church cookbook, and I don't know where it is.  I wasn't in the mood to go upstairs and search through boxes, so I did a Google search for "raw apple cake".

The first recipe I looked at was similar to my old one, with the same proportions of oil and sugar.  My old recipe required raisins, this one did not... but asked for coconut.  Oh well, I have coconut, and decided to try this new version.

Folks, it's great!  I went back to the on-line recipe and copied it for my recipe file.  I may as well share it with my readers.  After all, apple season has started in Missouri.

                                        RAW APPLE CAKE

"You simply cannot go wrong with this raw apple cake. The ingredients of coconut and the apples ensure that the cake will be moist and flavorful." Preparation time: 20 minutes to prepare, 1 hour to cook, 30 minutes to cool.

Cake:
1 1/2 cups vegetable oil (we use grapeseed oil)
2 cups of sugar
3 eggs
3 cups of white flour
1 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
3 cups chopped apples (varieties that are good for baking - i.e. granny smith, gravenstein, Fuji)
1 cup of coconut (the fresh grated, not the dried. If you use dried, soak first in water.)  (note from donna... I used dried, and did not soak it)
1 cup of chopped nuts - walnuts or pecans

Preheat oven to 350 degree F.
Beat sugar and oil. Add remaining ingredients. Bake in a greased and floured bundt cake pan
 about 1 hour. Test around the centers with a long thin bamboo skewer or toothpick to make sure the cake is done.

When cool enough to handle, gently remove from pan. If the dough has raised substantially around the middle areas of the bundt ring, you may need to use a bread knife to gently level off the cake so that it sits even.

Glaze:
1/2 stick sweet butter
1 cup brown sugar
3 tablespoons milk

Blend glaze ingredients and cook until melted. Place the cake on its serving dish. Prick all around the top of the cake with a fork so that when the glaze is applied it easily seeps into the cake. Use a pastry brush to apply the glaze liberally around the surface areas of the cake, or use a spoon to dribble the glaze on the cake.

6 comments:

lonamay said...

this sounds great.. and a little different than the one i do.. coconut is new and the glaze is different with the brown sugar.. so glad i know how to cut and paste as i did that and now i have it in my recipes!!!!  thanks...

siennastarr said...

Yummm!  I saved this one, Mosie!  I love anything sweet, and all you have to do is mention brown sugar, and I'm there!
Thanks for sharing! :)

Jackie

ksquester said...

Oh Gosh, I can smell it now........and I have all of the ingredients.   Anne

robinngabster said...

I can't believe I came across this entry when I just had a dream last night about my Mom's homemade apple pie!! I even called her today and told her I was dreaming about it...she thinks I was teasing her but I wasn't! I will try this one for sure, thanks for sharing!  Those Church cookbooks always have the best recipes! Robin

marainey1 said...

I want to come for cake and coffee - but I have to work today !  Oh dear, it sounds delicious.  My mom always made apple cake and we all love it.  I do not bake very often any more.  I don't need it and no one is here and when they are here...it's too busy!  Have a happy Monday! 'On Ya'  - ma

grahamfarmga said...

It sounds good. I went to see my sister in Elijay GA they are the big apple producing area here but I didnt get any apples.
Terrie