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Fort Davis Apple Cake

Randy Mayor
Yield 16 servings (serving size: 1 slice)
"Orchards in Fort Davis, Texas, sell boxes of apples in the fall. We always buy a box and store it in the refrigerator until holiday baking time. Then we make several cakes to give as Christmas gifts." --CL Reader

Ingredients

  • Cake:
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup butter or stick margarine, melted
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 3 cups chopped peeled Rome apple
  • Cooking spray
  • Glaze:
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup low-fat buttermilk
  • 1 tablespoon light-colored corn syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Nutrition Information

  • calories 257
  • caloriesfromfat 27 %
  • fat 7.7 g
  • satfat 2.7 g
  • monofat 3.8 g
  • polyfat 0.7 g
  • protein 3.2 g
  • carbohydrate 44.7 g
  • fiber 0.9 g
  • cholesterol 49 mg
  • iron 1 mg
  • sodium 203 mg
  • calcium 21 mg

How to Make It

  1. Preheat oven to 350°.

  2. To prepare cake, lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine flour and next 6 ingredients (flour through cloves) in a large bowl. Add water and next 4 ingredients (water through eggs); stir just until well-blended. Fold in apple. Spoon batter into a 12-cup Bundt pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350° for 50 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan 10 minutes on a wire rack; remove from pan. Cool completely on wire rack.

  3. To prepare glaze, combine 3/4 cup sugar, buttermilk, syrup, and baking soda in a medium saucepan. Cook over medium heat 6 minutes or until sugar dissolves and mixture is light brown, stirring constantly. Stir in vanilla. Pour over cake.