Sure there are lots of recipes floating around out there for healthy and nutritious apple sauce. Or you can partake of the mouthwatering combination of a juicy, crisp apple with a wedge of cheese. But it’s time to get serious folks. It’s time to start packing in the calories in preparation for those cold, harsh, winter days. Time to start insulating our bodies with a healthy layer of fat. This is my way of helping you accomplish that.
ALLEY SPRINGS APPLE CAKE
1 C. vegetable oil 1 tsp. cinammon
2 C. sugar (yes, two entire cups of sugar) 1 tsp. nutmeg
3 eggs, well beaten 1 tsp. baking soda
1 T. vanilla 1 tsp. salt
2 1/2 C. flour 3 C. peeled, chopped apples
2 tsp. baking powder 1 C. chopped pecans
BROWN SUGAR ICING (this is the good stuff!)
1 C. firmly packed light brown sugar 1/4 C. evaporated milk
1/2 C. butter (yes, that would be an entire stick of butter) 1 tsp. vanilla
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Generously grease a 9 x 13 pan. In a large bowl, mix oil, sugar and eggs. Add vanilla. Mix together flour, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, soda and salt. Blend into oil mixture. Fold in apples and pecans. Pour into prepared pan and bake 45 minutes, or until a knife inserted comes out clean. Cool in pan. To prepare icing, bring brown sugar, butter and milk to a boil, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla. Stir with a spoon until icing cools and thickens. Drizzle over cake. Eat and be thankful for the warmth this will bring you in the coming months, especially if you go back for seconds. And I’m pretty sure you will!