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.


Mabon blessings to you, Joyce!
Anonymous 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.
Anonymous said…
I think my mormor, grandmother on my mothers side, made this when she still was around. Delicious!

Have a great day!
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.
Guillaume said…
So very perfectly, very deliciously autumnal.
Barb said…
Looks wonderful! A very happy Fall to you!
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.