My neighbor and friend Mirelle had her baby over the weekend. I offered to bring her dinner this week, and dinner is not complete without dessert; at least right after having a baby. While trying to figure out what to make, I got the mail and was thumbing through the Costco magazine. To my surprise this tasty little treat caught my eye. I figured why not try something new.
It was well worth it! Thanks Costco!
(Recipe from Costco Magazine)
1 C. packed brown sugar
1 C. granulated sugar
1 ½ C. veg. oil
3 C. flour
1 t. baking soda
2 t. cinnamon
½ t. nutmeg
½ t. salt
5 apples, cored peeled and cut into ½ inch pieces
1 C. chopped pecans or walnuts
2 ½ t. vanilla extract
4 T. butter
¼ C. brown sugar
¼ C. granulated sugar
Pinch of salt
½ C. heavy cream
1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Butter and flour a 9x13 pan.
2. To prepare the cake, beat both sugars and oil in a mixing bowl until very well blended.
3. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.
4. Sift flour, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt; gradually add to egg mixture, mixing just until blended.
5. Stir in apples, nuts and vanilla; pour into pan.
6. Bake for 50-75 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Let cool in the pan while preparing the glaze. (Mine cooked for a little over an hour.)
7. To prepare the glaze, melt butter in a saucepan over low heat. Stir in both sugars and salt; cook over medium heat for 2 minutes.
8. Add cream and bring to a boil for 2 minutes, stirring constantly.
9. Poke holes in the cake with a skewer or fork. Poor on the glaze.
10. Serve warm with ice cream or whipped cream. (Actually I thought it tasted really good chilled in the refrigerator. But that's me, I even like my apple pie cold.)