Sunday, September 26, 2010

Harvest Pound Cake

Here is the recipe to a yummy Harvest Pound Cake made with fresh apples, chopped nuts and covered with a warm caramel sauce.

Harvest Pound Cake

2 cups sugar
1 ½ cups vegetable oil
2 teaspoons vanilla
3 eggs
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 medium apples, peeled and finely chopped (2 cups)
1 cup chopped nuts

Caramel sauce
½ cup butter
½ cup packed brown sugar
2 teaspoons milk

Heat oven to 350°. Grease and flour 12-cup fluted tube cake pan. In large bowl, beat sugar, oil, vanilla and eggs with electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy. Beat in flour, salt and baking soda until smooth. Stir in apples and nuts. Pour into pan.

Bake 1 hour 20 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 20 minutes. Remove from pan to cooling rack.

In 2-quart saucepan, heat all sauce ingredients to boiling, stirring occasionally. Boil 2 minutes, stirring constantly; remove from heat. Spoon sauce over warm cake.


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