Monday, October 15, 2012

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!