Harvest Pound Cake

I made this delicious Harvest cake tonight for dessert, and it was a hit. I got this recipe some years back from a friend who had brought it to a get-together and ended up having to hand out the recipe to all of the ladies present! I believe it must be from a Gold Medal flour cookbook, as my copy says Gold Medal on the side. It is a delicious Fall dessert, which worked especially well for celebrating the First Day of Fall today.

    Harvest Pound Cake

2 cups sugar
1 1/2 cups vegetable oil
3 eggs
2 tsp. vanilla
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking soda
2 medium apples, peeled and finely chopped (2 cups)
1 cup chopped nuts
Caramel Glaze (below)

1. Heat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour 12-cup bundt cake pan.

2. Beat sugar, oil, eggs and vanilla in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy. Stir in flour, salt and baking soda until smooth. Stir in apples and nuts. Pour batter into pan.

3. Bake 1 hour to 1 hour 20 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 20 minutes. Remove from pan; place on wire rack. Spoon Caramel Glaze over warm cake. Serve warm or cool.

    Caramel Glaze

1/2 cup butter or margarine
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
2 tsp. milk

Heat all ingredients to boiling in 2-qt. saucepan, stirring occasionally. Boil 2 minutes, stirring constantly; remove from heat.

Note: This glaze is so yummy, you may want to double the recipe and spoon it warm over cake slices instead of glazing the cake top.

Makes 16 servings.

I think this might be really good with a dollop of whipped cream on top of the slice – I may try that next time. It is a very rich cake and I think the cream may lighten it up a bit. Happy Fall!

Blessings,
Nancy

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3 Responses

  1. Yum!!! I will definitely be making this ASAP! We love apple desserts of any type, and this will be a great addition to my limited “repertoire”. Have a great day!
    Kathy

  2. That looks very very very good! Thankies.

  3. Oh yummy recipe. My hubby loves pound cake. I may have to make this.

    Thanks for entering my giveaway on my blog and visiting.

    Mary

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