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Apple Walnut Cake With Apple Cider Glaze

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Servings: 1
Categories: Cakes / Desserts

1 1/2  c  Vegetable oil
2  c  Granulated sugar
3    Eggs
2  c  Unbleached all-purpose
    -flour, sifted
1/8  ts  Ground cloves
1 1/4  ts  Ground cinnamon
1/4  ts  Ground mace
1  t  Baking soda
1/2  ts  Salt
1  c  Whole-wheat flour, sifted
4  c  Shelled walnuts, coarsely
1 1/4  c  Coarse chunks of peeled and
    -cored apples
3  tb  Applejack
    Apple Cider Glaze (see
    -----APPLE CIDER GLAZE-----
4  tb  Sweet butter
2  tb  Brown sugar
6  tb  Granulated sugar
3  tb  Applejack or apple brandy
4  tb  Sweet cider
2  tb  Fresh orange juice
2  tb  Heavy cream
    Preheat oven to 325F.

In a large bowl, beat vegetable oil and sugar until thick and opaque. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Sift together flour, cloves, cinnamon, mace, baking soda and salt, then stir in whole-wheat flour. Add to oil and egg mixture and mix until well blended. Add walnuts, apple chunks and applejack all at once and stir batter until pieces are evenly distributed. Pour batter into a greased 10-inch round cake pan. Bake for 1 hour and 15 minutes or until cake tester inserted in center comes out clean. APPLE CIDER GLAZE: Melt butter in a small saucepan and stir in both sugars. Add remaining ingredients, stir, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat slightly and cook for 4 minutes. Remove from heat and cool slightly. Pour while still warm over warm cake. Makes 1 1/2 cups glaze. From the San Francisco Chronicle, 11/16/88. Posted by Stephen Ceideburg

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