RECIPE: Apple Cake with Hot Buttered Rum Topping

roselin32August 16, 2003

It will soon be apple picking time and this is a recipe that has been a favorite of ours for many years.

2c peeled, grated apples

2c sugar

1/2c shortening

2 c flour

2 eggs

2 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp salt

1 tsp cinnamon

1 tsp nutmeg

1/2c chopped, toasted pecans

Cream shortening and sugar- add eggs and gradually beat in remaining ingredients.

Pour into a Pam sprayed 9x13" pan and bake in a 375° oven for 35-40 min. til tests done. Cool.

Topping:

1c sugar

1/2c butter

1/2c heavy cream

1 tsp vanilla

1T rum or 1 tsp rum extract.

Heat first three ingredients til sugar dissolves and and flavorings.

I serve the cooled cake with the warm topping.

RL`

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ginger_st_thomas

Hey, I'm there. It has heavy cream in it. I'll just omit the rum. Thanks!

    Bookmark   August 16, 2003 at 6:20PM
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roselin32

That is why I added the "rum extract"!!
RL`

    Bookmark   August 16, 2003 at 8:25PM
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Ilene29

This sounds good. Can i come over to your house the next time you make one. I will bring my plate and fork.
Ilene

    Bookmark   August 17, 2003 at 1:29PM
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Marlen

Roselin, I almost missed this one! Sounds just wonderful!
Thanks!

    Bookmark   August 17, 2003 at 3:05PM
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roselin32

Sure, Ilene-I'll let you know when our temps get below 90°.
And Marlen, NOT for the cops unless they have a designated driver!! LOL

    Bookmark   August 18, 2003 at 1:03PM
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Ilene29

It is supposed to get to a 100 here today so i may just have some kind of sandwich for tonight. I was thinking about tuna salad.
Ilene

    Bookmark   August 18, 2003 at 2:15PM
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Marlen

LOLOL Roselin! I can see them pulling each other for DUI;s! LOLOL

    Bookmark   August 19, 2003 at 4:40AM
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marylmi

Had to say that I tryed this recipe today and it is very good! I used one cup of brown sugar and one cup of white sugar for the batter and used brown sugar in the topping. I was trying to use up some of the brown sugar I had. Also, instead of the heavy cream, I just used the skim milk I had on hand.....and it was still very good!!! A scoop of ice cream or a dollop of cool whip would be great with this too, but it really doesn't need anything extra.

    Bookmark   October 13, 2005 at 7:20PM
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roselin32

Gee Mary, you have had this recipe for a while!! LOL. Was a toss up the other day if I was going to make this or a pound cake. Had a new, to me, extract that I wanted to try so the pound cake won out but this one won't be far behind. Glad you enjoyed it.

    Bookmark   October 13, 2005 at 7:55PM
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marylmi

Roselin32,

I just found your recipe today as I was going back through the threads, and as we have apple tree's in our yard, I thought I would make it. It was a big hit with the hubby, he had two big pieces at dinner! I wasn't far behind him!
Since that recipe was so good, I have been going back and checking more of the older threads out. Thanks for that great recipe!

    Bookmark   October 13, 2005 at 8:05PM
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roselin32

Mary, when we were in Germany, I had to make that at least once a week for my husband's deputy and it seems he always knew when it was ready. It is a nice one for this time of year and I couldn't tell you where I got it from.
Apple desserts are my husband's favorites too. And you are more than welcome.
Glad you are going back thru the old recipes-there are some good ones there.

    Bookmark   October 13, 2005 at 8:11PM
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farmhouseindy

OK you all, how do you grate apples?? When I tried they turned to mush?? Sally

    Bookmark   October 14, 2005 at 9:35PM
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ann_t

Sally, I use the coarse side on one of those four sided graters. Like the one in this picture. I haven't had a problem with the apples going mushy.

Ann

    Bookmark   October 14, 2005 at 9:55PM
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marylmi

Sally, I put the slices/pcs. in the food processor for a few seconds until they were chopped up. It works very well. I am going to have to make more topping though to use for the rest of the cake. Next time I will double the topping ingredients!

    Bookmark   October 14, 2005 at 10:02PM
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roselin32

Farmhouseindy, what kind of apples are you using?? We always have the small Galas here 4/$1 or so and those grate really easily. I have a grater I brought back from Germany that is very sharp so that has never been a problem but think Mary's idea to chop them up coarsely in the food processor is a good one too. Now, then Mary, I don't think the cake is supposed to be swimming in the topping!! LOL-but I like lots too.

    Bookmark   October 14, 2005 at 10:23PM
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