We served this once at a dinner party and I didn't glaze the cake but passed the warm gooeyness in a separate bowl. Our friends were just spooning out the glaze.....'nuff said.
At our Inn, we do a nightly dessert buffet. This is a real crowd pleaser!
1 1/2 cups cooking oil
2 cups sugar
1 Tablespoon vanilla
3 cups flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon soda
4 large apples, cored and cut into small pieces (leave the skins on--we use Granny Smith or often will use a combination of whatever is on hand)
1/2 cup walnuts (optional)
1 stick butter
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 Tablespoons half and half (oh, why not!)
Cream oil, sugar, eggs and vanilla.
Sift together the dry ingredients. Add flour mixture to creamed mixture gradually and thoroughly. Fold in apples and walnuts. Mixture will be thick.
Bake at 375 for about 60 minutes in a greased and floured tube pan (test for doneness). Warning! Your kitchen will smell heavenly!
Remove from pan when cool.
For the glaze: Combine butter, brown sugar and half and half in small saucepan. Bring to a boil for five minutes. Pour over cake while sauce is hot.
The William Henry Miller Inn
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