Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Apple Mabon Cake

This recipe was given to me many, many years ago by a Norwegian witch.  It is a family favorite and I always make it for Mabon.  It's that time of year.  Happy Fall to everyone!  I just wish the weather knew that it's fall.
(*****  I am so sorry but when I posted this i left out the 1 tsp. of baking soda so don't forget it!) Peel and dice enough apples to give you 4 cups.  I used honey crisps.

In the bowl of your mixer, mix 2 cups of sugar, 3 eggs, 1 tsp. salt, 1 tsp. of baking soda, 2 tsp. vanilla and 1 cup of melted butter.  Beat until blended. 
Switch to your paddle and mix in 3 cups of flour.
Add the diced apples and stir them in to the batter.  Grease a 9X13 pan and spread the batter in it.  Bake the cake at 325 degrees for about 1 hour.  Test it with a toothpick.

During the last ten minutes of baking, make the sauce.  Melt 2 sticks of butter.

Add 1 cup of dark brown sugar.
Add 1/3 cup of cream.
Bring it to a rolling boil and cook for 3 minutes.
Pearce the cake all over with a skewer.



Pour the caramel sauce over the cake.


Let it sit until the sauce soaks in.  I can't show you a cut piece because I am giving this away.



14 comments:

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Mabon blessings to you, Joyce!

laurie said...

I knew we could count on you to bring the cake!!!!

Leeanna said...

There are so many ways to make Norsk Eplekake. My great-grandmother made it for us for Mabon every autumn until she died. Thank the Goddess I have her recipe for it. Yours sounds better with the topping, though. I love caramel.

thecottagebythecranelakethree said...

I think my mormor, grandmother on my mothers side, made this when she still was around. Delicious!

Have a great day!
Christer.

greekwitch said...

Wow. Caramel apple cake!!! Yuuuumm!!!

LeeLucas said...

I have made this cake, having discovered your receipe years ago, every year without fail from Mabon to Halloween (adding cinnamon as Halloween approaches). I get requests for it each year from anyone who has tasted it and have to make a number at a time. It's deliciously good (although I suspect not for the waistline!). Ps I read your blog every day without fail from here in London and whilst this is the first time I am posting I wanted to say how much enjoyment I get from reading and borrowing your recipes! Lee

Mary Ann said...

Oh my gosh, it looks WONDERFUL!

Laura said...

Happy Autumn! If I had any cream I'd be in the kitchen making this cake! I'm going to add it to my to try list.
blessings
~*~

Guillaume said...

So very perfectly, very deliciously autumnal.

Barb said...

Looks wonderful! A very happy Fall to you!

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Grief! I would never give that away! Share? I would share a tiny piece..but give it away? NEVER!!

Cheryl said...

This recipe doesn't call for baking soda or powder?

jaz@octoberfarm said...

**** if you decide to make this make sure to add 1 tsp. of baking soda. i left that out in the recipe. sorry!!!!

Kay said...

Oh gosh! I can just imagine how wonderful that would taste. I love apples in anything.