Monday, February 06, 2006

And for dessert!

This is one of the best cakes I have ever made!! And it is so easy!! It is especially delicious on a cold Ohio evening with a hot cup of coffeee! Yum! It is one of Paula Deen's recipes and I just love her!

Grand Girl's Fresh Apple Cake

Cake: Butter, for greasing pan 2 cups sugar 3 eggs 1 1/2 cups vegetable oil 1/4 cup orange juice 3 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon 1 tablespoon vanilla extract 3 cups peeled and finely chopped apples 1 cup shredded coconut 1 cup chopped pecans
Sauce: 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter 1 cup sugar 1/2 cup buttermilk 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Generously grease a tube pan.
For the cake: in a large bowl, combine the sugar, eggs, oil, orange juice, flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and vanilla extract; and mix well. Fold apples, coconut, and pecans into batter.
Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake until a tester comes out clean, about 1 1/2 hours.
Shortly before the cake is done, make the sauce: Melt the butter in a large saucepan, stir in the sugar, buttermilk, and baking soda, and bring to a good rolling boil, stirring constantly. Boil for 1 minute. Pour the sauce over the hot cake in the pan as soon as you remove it from the oven. Let stand 1 hour, then turn out onto a rack to cool completely.

Proverbs 31: 15 "She riseth also while it is yet night, and giveth meat to her household, and a portion to her maidens."


Rebecca said...

we actually just watched paula deen. she is ASWESOME!!

Jewel said...

Hey you! I have to admit that sometimes all of her "ya'll's" tend to get to me, but I've heard that Georgia girls really do talk like that! Can you imagine?

Rebecca said...

true, very true.but that goes for most of the south too. when i go to nc i'll be talking like thjat to, so i'm not saying nothin' y'all.

Jewel said...

Velllly funny, Beckyson!!! You had better not come back here "ya'll" ing me!! LOL

Rebecca said...

aunt julie says y'all now too. dad says that whenever he hears her answering machine he wants to yel "your mother was from new york!!" lol

Liz said...

what a lovely cake!

Theresa said...

Jewel, I now have drool on my keyboard! This is too yummy looking!

Jewel said...

Theresa...I'm so sorry! I didn't mean to mess up your keyboard! *grin*