Feb 152007

Recently I celebrated my birthday and a very dear friend of mine made me a birthday cake. Now, for about two years she has talked to me about her Apple Cake with Carmel Frosting, telling me how delicious it is. Two years was a long time to wait, but this year for my birthday I finally got to try it. I’m so glad I did because it was as good as she had promised. I asked her for the recipe so I could share with everyone and luckily for all of us, she agreed. Thank you Eliza!


2 1/3 Cups Flour

2 Cups Sugar

2 Teaspoons of Baking Soda

¾ Teaspoon Salt

1 Teaspoon Cinnamon

¼ Teaspoon Cloves

¼ Teaspoon Nutmeg

4 Cups Chopped, Peeled Apples

½ Cup Soft Shortening

½ Cup Chopped Walnuts

2 Eggs


1/3 Cup Butter

½ Cup Brown Sugar

3 Tablespoons Milk

1 ½ Cups Powder Sugar

¼ Teaspoon of Vanilla

Pinch of Salt

Preheat Oven 325


Combine flour, sugar, soda, salt and spices in a large mixing bowl. Mix until well combined. (You can use an electric mixer with the recipe but easily can be done spatula or wooden spoon.) Add Apples, Shortening, Nut and Eggs, beat until well combined. Pour into a greased 9×13 inch pan. Bake for about 45 minutes.


Melt Butter in a saucepan, add brown sugar and salt. Stir over medium heat until sugar melts add milk and bring to a boil. Pour into a mixing bowl and let cool (about 10 minutes) add powder sugar and vanilla. Beat until spreading consistency, adding additional powdered sugar if necessary. Spread evenly over Apple Cake.
Eliza and I definitely think the frosting recipe should be doubled.

 Posted by at 7:35 pm

  One Comment to “Apple Cake”

  1. Nuts are optional!

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