Drunken Apple Cake

Foodista Cookbook Entry

Category: Desserts & Sweets | Blog URL: http://mrsjaybob.com/2010/02/17/drunken-apple-cake/

This recipe was entered in The Foodista Best of Food Blogs Cookbook contest, a compilation of the world’s best food blogs which was published in Fall 2010.

Ingredients

Cake
2 cups sugar
1/2 cup shortening
2 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
Sauce
2 cups sugar
4 tablespoons cornstarch
1 cup butter
6 tablespoons Bourbon Whiskey
1/4 teaspoon salt

Preparation

1
Pre heat oven to 350
2
Spray a 9×13 pan with baking spray
3
Cream shortening and sugar
4
Add eggs and mix
5
Add dry ingredients, mix well
6
Fold in apples and walnuts
7
Spread in prepared baking pan
8
Bake for 35-40 minutes until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean.
9
For Sauce Mix sugar and cornstarch in small saucepan
10
Stir in half-and-half Bring to a boil and boil for 4 minutes
11
Remove from heat and add butter, stirring until melted
12
Add Bouron and salt
13
Serve cake warm with warm sauce topping
14
Substitute 3 teaspoons of vanilla extract in place of the Bourbon if desired. This sauce is also wonderful if made with Rum.

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Elaine's picture

oh, wow! I can't wait to try this one. It sounds sooo good!

About

We’ve been having another winter storm and Mr. Wonderful has spent a lot of time plowing the driveway, just trying to keep ahead of the blowing and drifting snow. I knew he’d be hungry when he came in and made this amazing cake for dessert.

It’s fairly simple; shortening, sugar, eggs, flour some leavening agents and spices, apples and walnuts. You can peel the apples if desired but I don’t. The skins cook up just fine and add a little color to the cake. I used Fuji’s in this recipe but Granny Smith’s also are wonderful and give a good tart contrast to the sweetness of the cake and sauce.

The batter will be very thick!

Spread in a 9×13 baking pan that has been sprayed with cooking spray or greased in some manner.

Bake at 350 for 35-40 minutes, untill a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean. Look at all that golden brown yumminess!

While the cake cools, combine sugar, cornstarch and half-and-half in a saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a boil and boil for four minutes, stirring constantly.

Remove from heat and stir in two sticks of butter until melted. Yes, I said 2 sticks of butter! Add salt and Bourbon.

Serve cake warm

Spoon warm sauce over cake. I recommend a bowl because you will want to drown this cake in this wonderful Bourbony sauce!

Yield:

6 servings

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Thursday, February 25, 2010 - 7:13pm

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