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  • 2 cups - sugar
  • 4 - eggs
  • 1 cups - vegetable oil
  • 3 cups - all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoons - salt
  • 1 teaspoons - baking soda
  • 3 cups - thinly sliced apples
  • 1 cups - chopped pecans or walnuts
  • - pecan halves, for garnish
  • Caramel Topping
  • 1/2 cups - sugar
  • 1/2 cups - firmly packed brown sugar
  • 4 tablespoons - butter
  • 1/4 cups - evaporated milk
  • 1 teaspoons - vanilla extract
  • Directions:


    1. Do not preheat oven. Grease a 13-x-9-x-2-inch pan; set aside.

    2. In a large bowl, beat sugar, eggs, and oil at medium speed with an electric mixer until smooth.

    3. In a separate bowl, sift together flour, salt and soda. Stir flour mixture into egg mixture by hand until thoroughly combined.

    4. Add apples and nuts. Gently stir until distributed through batter. Spread batter in prepared pan. Place pan in cold oven. Bake at 325° F for 50 to 55 minutes. Let cool in pan.

    5. Pour warm Caramel Topping over cake in pan; to serve, cut into squares. If desired, garnish individual servings with pecan halves.


    In a small saucepan over medium-high heat, combine all ingredients and bring to a boil. Cook for 2 minutes, stirring constantly. Stir in vanilla.

    Brief Description

    Apple cake topped with caramel glaze and pecan halves.

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    Category:  Cakes

    Cuisine:  American

    Prep Time: 15 min
    Cook Time: 55 min


    Taste of the South magazine

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    April 8, 2017

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