Apple Mabon Cake

This is a family mabon cake.  The recipe was given to me by a Norwegian witch many years ago.

Cut an assortment of apples into small dice.  You need 4 cups.

In your mixer bowl, add 2 cups of white sugar and 3 eggs.  Whisk until blended.

Add 1 tsp. of baking soda and 1 tsp. of salt.

Add 2 tsp. of vanilla.  I make mine and keep it in this glass skull.

Add 1 cup of melted butter.

Change to your paddle and mix in 3 cups of flour.

Add the 4 cups of diced apple.

Place it in a greased 9 X 13 pan.  Bake it at 325 degrees for an hour or until golden and a toothpick stuck in the middle comes out clean.

During the last 10 minutes of baking time, melt 2 sticks of butter in a pan.  Add 1 cup of dark brown sugar and 1/3 cup evaporated milk.  Cook until it comes to a boil and remove from the heat.  Stir in 2 tsp. of vanilla extract.

The cake just out of the oven.

Prick it all over with a skewer.

Pour the hot liquid over the top of the cake.  Let it sit until the liquid is absorbed.

I like to chill the cake before slicing.  This is dense, moist and caramel-y!


Anonymous said…
I think this is the same as an old friend of mine does and it is delicious! I must ask her forb the recipe one day!

Have a great day!
Robin Larkspur said…
Dense and moist is my favorite kind of cake. I love your skull vanilla keeper. Gotta make this cake for Samhain, even though it's called Mabon apple cake. Thanks again for another super recipe.
Patty Woodland said…
I'll bet it is! If I get a hold of any more apples I'll make this for the firemen
Kelly said…
What a fall delight. Another that I have to try. I know Ted would love this.
Guillaume said…
I discovered that I enjoy more and more apple based desserts, especially around autumn. This one looks delicious. And I loooove your vanilla bottle.
greekwitch said…
That looks perfect!
Yesterday i made your pumpkin bread and today it is almost eaten! Yumm!
Dog Trot Farm said…
Now this is an apple cake recipe! I have been searching for a recipe that did not call for oil, but butter. Thank you! It does remind me of a recipe from Paula Deen, must be the butter! LOL Thank you for sharing. Greetings, Julie.
This sounds like it has magical powers, must give it a go. :-) Take care Diane
Oh yummmmmmm! I'm sure it has to be delicious.

But I'd like to hear more about the Norwegian witch, from which you got the recipe.

How did you ever meet a Norwegian witch? Love the cake, it looks delicious! I'll bet your home smelled wonderful too!
Suzie said…
Oh! I just got out my recipe today to make this cake! When I made it last year, it quickly found its place on the top favorites in my family! The kids were "fighting" over who got to take how much home. .I may wind up baking them each their own cake this year, and then another for my hubby (and me!) But it is worth it!
Barb said…
That looks so good! We just got a nice bag of apples so I think this is where some will end up!
Anything recommended by a Norwegian witch has GOT to be good!
I LOVE your vanilla jar...:) I think when I saw that the cake left my mind for a minute. What a great Autumn cake! I am not a fan of cake..but this sound fantastic.
Beverly said…
Oh goodness, my mouth is sure watering!!!
Debbie said…
Now that looks amazing Joyce!! I am going to put this in my recipe box and make it around the holidays! I am dieting right now...dam-it!
Marina Pérez said…
A success, my daughter, my son, grandma, grandpa, husband and me of course, yesterday I baked your cake, and you have a fan club in Jerez, Andalucia, Spain
Laura said…
looks and sounds so yummy. another i'll need to try. :-)

This is the best cake you will ever make. I made one for our church auction. They lady took it for her moms 93 birthday party and she loved it.

I love your new mixer!
SharleneT said…
Oh, yummy! I love thick, dense, moist cakes. You know, Joyce, I just got to thinking… If you were to pass under suspicious circumstances, can you imagine what would go into the record when they discover all of this macabre paraphernalia you have – especially, in the fall? I would so love to be on the scene at that time (NOT because of the reason but because of the conversations!). Just a passing thought. Come visit when you can.