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Apple Chunk Cake Recipe

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This recipe for Apple Chunk Cake, by , is from The English Family Recipe Treasury, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.


Added: Monday, September 28, 2009


1/2 c softened butter
2 c sugar
1/2 t vanilla extract
2 eggs
2 c all purpose flour
1 1/2 t ground cinnamon
1 t ground nutmeg
1/2 t salt
1/2 t baking soda
6 c chopped peeled tart (Granny Smith) apples
1/2 c packed brown sugar
1/4 c butter cubed
1/2 c heavy cream

In a large bowl, cream butter & sugar til light & fluffy. Add eggs one at a time beating well after each one. Beat in vanilla. Combine flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt & baking soda then gradually add to creamed mixture and stir well. (batter will be stiff) Stir in apples & combine well. Spread into a greased 9 X 13 inch baking dish. Bake at 350 for 40 to 45 minutes or til top is lightly browned and springs back when lightly touched. Cool for 30 minutes before serving. Meanwhile combine brown sugar and butter in a small sauce pan & cook over medium heat til butter is melted. Gradually add cream & bring to a boil while stirring. Pour over each portion as it is served.




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