Fresh Apple Cake
Recipe from Midwest Living

This nutty dessert gets a sugary top and caramelized gooey bottom as it bakes.



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Ingredients
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    3   cups 
    all-purpose flour
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    2   cups 
    sugar
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    1   teaspoon 
    baking soda
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    1   teaspoon 
    salt
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    1   teaspoon 
    ground cinnamon
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    2   
    eggs, lightly beaten
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    1 1/4  cups 
    canola oil or cooking oil
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    2   teaspoons 
    vanilla
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    3   medium 
    Granny Smith apples, peeled and chopped (3 cups)
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    1   cup 
    chopped pecans or walnuts, toasted
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    Sweetened whipped cream (optional)
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    Apple slices (optional)

Directions
1.
Grease a 13x9x2-inch baking pan; set aside. In a very large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking soda, salt and cinnamon; make a well in center of dry mixture and set aside.
2.
In a medium bowl, combine eggs, oil and vanilla; stir in apples and nuts. Add egg mixture to flour mixture, stirring just until moistened (batter will be stiff). Spread batter in prepared pan.
3.
Bake in a 350 degrees oven for 50 to 55 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan on a wire rack for at least 1 hour. Serve slightly warm or at room temperature. If you like, top each serving with sweetened whipped cream and an apple slice. Makes 20 servings.
Nutrition information
Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 324, Fat, total (g) 18, chol. (mg) 21, sat. fat (g) 2, carb. (g) 38, Monosaturated fat (g) 11, Polyunsaturated fat (g) 5, fiber (g) 2, sugar (g) 23, pro. (g) 3, vit. A (IU) 49, vit. C (mg) 1, Thiamin (mg) 0, Riboflavin (mg) 0, Niacin (mg) 1, Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 0, Folate (g) 40, Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (g) 0, sodium (mg) 187, Potassium (mg) 73, calcium (mg) 10, iron (mg) 1, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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