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.