3 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
¼ teaspoon ground allspice
1 teaspoon salt
1 ½ cups granulated sugar
½ cup packed dark brown sugar
1 ½ cups vegetable oil
3 large eggs, at room temperature
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
3 cups chopped Granny Smith apples (from about 2 ½ apples)
2 cups walnut halves, coarsely chopped
1/2 cup packed dark brown sugar
¼ cup (½ stick) unsalted butter
¼ cup heavy cream
The fall is such a welcome season ushering cooler temperatures to relieve us from months of high heat. It brings the comfort of routine when the freedom of summer is on its way out. As a teacher, my students and I are afforded a fresh start with many hopes for a new year of learning and growing. This recipe is quite similar to one delivered to my school desk years ago by one of the best roommoms anyone could imagine. It was baked in mini-bundt form and tied up in cellophane with school-themed ribbon. She had a way of making those around her feel special and appreciated. Home baked treats have a way of doing that, too!
While this cake is a good dessert as we turn to those warm spices of fall, it makes a nice morning coffee cake as well. The next day, pop a slice into the microwave for a few seconds to melt the caramel a bit again. Ribbons and cellophane are optional, but highly encouraged!
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