This was originally my Nanny’s recipe passed down to my Mama. It’s probably not written like your used to but this is the way my family wrote down recipes … a lot of it assumes you know what you’re doing … believe me, there was a time I’d have to ask questions about this hand written recipe too.
So here it is as I would have written it down for all of you:
Fresh Apple Pound Cake
1-1/2 cups Cooking Oil (I use Extra Virgin Olive Oil)
2 cups of Sugar
3 cups Sifted Flour
1 tsp Salt
1 tsp Baking Soda
2 tsp Vanilla Flavoring
3 lrg Apples (Peeled, Cored and Cubed)
1 cup Pecans, chopped
1 stick Butter
½ cup Light Brown Sugar, packed
2 Tblsps Milk
Preheat oven to 325°. Combine and beat Oil, Sugar and Eggs on medium speed for 3 minutes. Add Flour, Salt, Soda and Vanilla and beat until blended. Fold in Apples and Pecans.
Pour into a greased and floured Tube Pan and bake for 1 hour and 20 minutes or until toothpick inserted into middle comes out clean.
After cake has cooled, heat the Butter, Light Brown Sugar and Milk and bring to a boil for 2 minutes. Pour over completely cooled cake. The glaze will be thin but will soak into the cake.
|Fresh Apple Pound Cake before placing in oven|
|Look what happened as I went to place my cake in the oven ...|
I was wearing a long necklace (not a good thing when cookin)
and off popped the 'keys' and into the back of the oven they flew
LOL ... I had to use plastic coated tongs to remove them!
|Fresh Apple Pound Cake before adding Glaze.|
I made this cake for the first time over the weekend and it was just as delicious as I remembered it. Perfect for this time of year ... being apple season and fall and all … hope ya'll enjoy it too!