Reader Recipe #3 – Apple Cake

This recipe comes to us from Anna, who also has a very timely suggestion for what to do with the plethora of apples out there. Plus, there’s sauce! I love sauce! Thanks, Anna!

This recipe for Apple Cake tastes good with or without the sauces.
Apple Cake
1 cup oil, 2 cups sugar, 2 eggs, 1 tsp. vanilla, 1 tsp. salt, 1 tsp. baking soda, 2 tsps. baking powder, 2 1/2 cups All Purpose flour,  3 cups chopped apples.
Beat oil, sugar, eggs and vanilla together. Blend in dry ingredients. Stir in apples. Press into lightly oiled 13 x 9 pan.
Topping
1/3 cup brown sugar, packed, 1 tsp. ground cinnamon, 1/2 cup nuts, chopped
Combine ingredients and sprinkle over cake.
Bake 350 degrees for 35-45 minutes or until done in middle.
Vanilla Sauce
1 cup sugar, 2 tablespoons All Purpose flour, 1 1/2 cups whipping cream, 1/2 tsp. butter, 2 tsps. vanilla extract
Blend sugar and flour in saucepan. Whisk in whipping cream. Add butter. Cook on medium heat, whisking until thickened. Add vanilla and stir.
Cinnamon Sauce
2 cups boiling water, 2 cups light brown sugar, packed, 1/4 cup butter, 1/4 cup flour, 2 tsps. vanilla, 1 1/2 tsps. ground cinnamon, 1 tsp. salt
Combine in saucepan. Bring to boil, stirring constantly.
Serve cake warm with vanilla sauce or cinnamon sauce.
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