October 31, 2009

Fresh Apple Cake With Apple Cider Glaze



This Fresh Apple Cake screams Fall to me. A friend of mine, Lynda Phillips, gave me this recipe as a newlywed in the early 70's. After researching the origin of the recipe, I found out that this cake sometimes called Apple Blossom Cake, has been around for years and maybe made it's debut in the 50's. After using different kinds of apples in this recipe over the years, I have found that the Granny Smith apples works best. It holds it's texture and has that sweet and tart taste at the same time.


About the apple itself, you could say it has been around for a long time too, as far back as the beginning of time. Sometimes in our lives, we are dropped, crumpled, and ground into the dirt by the decisions we make and the circumstances that come our way. We feel as though we are worthless. But no matter what has happened or what will happen, we will never lose our value in God's eyes. To Him, dirty or clean, crumpled or finely creased, we are still priceless to Him. Psalm 17:8 states that God will keep us, as the apple of His eye. Since the beginning of time, He created us to be the reflection of His glory. Today while I breath in all the beauty that God has created, I stand amazed and am grateful for all of His goodness to me.

Fresh Apple Cake with Apple Cider Glaze

Ingredients:  Cake
1 1/2 cup oil
3 eggs
2 cups sugar
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1 teaspoon vanilla
3 cups flour
1 1/2 teaspoon soda
3 cups fresh apples, peeled, cord and chopped (I used 2 small granny smith, 1 medium honey crisp, and 1 medium gala)
1 cup pecans, chopped

Ingredients: Apple Cider Glaze
1/2 cup pecans, whole
1 cup powdered sugar
1-2 tablespoons half and half
1 tablespoons apple cider
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon cinnamon

Directions:  Cake
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Use solid vegetable shortening to generously grease a Tube pan and dust it with flour. Cream oil and sugar together. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well. Sift dry ingredients and spices together. Add to sugar mixture. Add vanilla, apples and nuts to batter and fold all together. Bake in prepared Tube pan for 45 minutes; lower the oven to 300 degrees F. bake for 30 minutes or until done. Cool 20 minutes before removing from pan. Transfer to a serving plate and immediately glaze with Apple Cider Glaze.  Garnish with whole pecans.

Directions:  Apple Cider Glaze
In a small bowl, whisk together powdered sugar, half and half, apple cider, vanilla and cinnamon until smooth and creamy. Pour over cake.

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15 comments :

  1. This sounds fantastic. I never heard of a apple cider glaze before. Sounds delicious.

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  2. Oh my! This DOES sound quite special, especially with the apple cider glaze. I will add this to my stash of apple recipes. Yumm.. the next time I need a take along I think this would be quite lovely. Thank you for sharing!

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  3. a49erfaner girl ~ thank you for stopping by and come back anytime! Blessing, K

    Katy ~ hope your Fall is as beatiful where you are as it is here in East Texas...come back and see my next post for Meatballs and Spaghetti Bake...it travels well too. Blessings, K

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  4. Hello K, thanks for stopping by and I appreciate the following. We cook from the same heart-string, and I enjoy the recipes you profile also, I will be back. Thanks for sharing the delicious cake, cider glaze sounds delicious. Thanks.

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  5. Pinning this one! Looks fabulous! :) Found you through Mix It Up Monday.
    www.thefrugalfoodiemama.com

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  6. I love apple cake. This one looks and sounds great! I found you from Mix It Up Monday Blog hop. I look forward to following you. I would love for you to check out my blog and follow me. Blessings Always, Diane Roark www.recipesforourdailybread.com

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  7. This cake looks and sounds FANTASTIC !

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  8. The Iron Chef Mom Team would love to invite you to join us this week with this fabulous apple recipe and any others you might want to enter into the contest!
    The Iron Chef Mom Team :)
    http://www.cheeriosandlattes.com/iron-chef-mom-1-apples/

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  9. This is a beautiful and delicious looking cake for fall!

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  10. Apple cider glaze, holy cow! This sounds amazing! We'd love to add it to our Fall Food Link Party collection today. Hope you'll drop by and link up! (at JensFavoriteCookies.com)

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  11. This looks delicious!! I would love for you to share at my linky party Tasty Thursdays going on right now. Thanks, Nichi

    http://mandatorymooch.blogspot.com/2012/10/tasty-thursdays-11.html

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  12. Oh I can't wait to make this! I LOVE fresh apple cake and the cider glaze sounds incredible.

    Pat

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  13. Hi Kay,
    This is a beautiful Fresh Apple Cake, my goodness, I can almost taste it and I will be tasting it very soon. Enjoy your weekend and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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  14. Congratulations!
    Your recipe is featured on Full Plate Thursday this week. Hope you are having a great weekend and enjoy your new Red Plate.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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