Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Peggy's Fresh Apple Cake

I feel so fortunate to have another friend joining me in the kitchen today.
And she's sharing this gorgeous cake! Today's lovely cook is Brittany. 
Ain't she purdy? And she has a gorgeous and bubbly personality to match. She's a country girl who is documenting her journey of being a wife, a momma and all the fun in between. 
 And she also happens to really love cooking and baking.   I'm so happy she decided to share a favorite sweet with us today. And what could be better right now than something made with apples?  I think y'all are just gonna love this recipe she is sharing.

I hope you'll give a warm country welcome to Brittany!
Hello, Country Cook fans! Let me first say it’s an absolute honor to be guest posting for Brandie today. I’m such a fan (and practically a neighbor). Being a fellow country girl myself, I love the “good ole’ home cookin’” style of Brandie’s recipes! And now, a quick bit about me. I’m Brittany, I write about my journey as a (newish) wife, mom, and not-so-domestic goddess. I feature a few recipes every now and then, too. As I say on my blog, I like food that is good, ingredients that are simple (and that I can pronounce), and recipes that are easy to make. I also love sweets.So I naturally decided to share my favorite apple cake recipe. It’s so good. I eat it for breakfast sometimes, I don’t feel guilty one bit! My sweet momma got this recipe from her friend Peggy, so I call this heavenly dish “Peggy’s Fresh Apple Cake”.

Here’s the skinny:

Peggy’s Fresh Apple Cake
3 eggs
1 1/2 cup oil
2 cups sugar
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking soda
3 cups flour
3 1/2 cups chopped apples (I used Granny Smith apples)
1 cup pecans
1 tsp. vanilla

Preheat your oven at 350 degrees.
Peel and chop your apples. I actually use a cheese grater. I think the grated apples hold up better in the cake.  Mix the oil, eggs, sugar, salt, and baking soda well with a mixer. Then add the flour, apples, and vanilla and chopped pecans and mix it well.  Bake for 45 minutes – 1 hour for a cake. You can also make cupcakes with this batter. If so, bake the cupcakes for about 15-20 minutes.

Next, whip up some caramel icing. You’ll need:
1 stick (or less) of butter (I usually use about 2 tblsp less than 1 stick)
1 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup milk
confectioner's sugar (to taste)

Melt the butter over low heat on the stovetop, cooking it for about two minutes. Add the brown sugar and bring it to a boil. Bring it back down from boiling, and add milk, while stirring frequently. Remove it from the heat, and put it in a cold water bath (I usually just put the pot in the sink and add cold water to the sink). Let it cool and then add vanilla and confectioner’s sugar to taste (I usually start with a cup of sugar and go from there. Then pour the icing over your cake, let it cool a bit, and enjoy!
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Have a blessed day!
Oh boy! The cake sounded good all by itself, and then she added icing. Mercy!
I cannot wait to make this. I have some apples just begging to be used. 
Thank you again to Brittany for sharing a family favorite recipe.


  1. That looks delicious....Totally yummy..Will try it soon..

  2. That looks amazing! I love the recipe


  4. Your apple cake looks amazing, especially with the caramel frosting. It's like a caramel apple without the stick.

  5. Looks like a great recipe for fall! I'm going to check out your blog right now..
    Take care..

  6. That looks delish but how much does a stick of butter weigh? I don't think it will be as big as a full pack we get here (Scotland) which is 250g.

    Much thanks.

  7. Hi for the cake what kind of oil do you use I'm in the uk so have to try and convert your us recipes this cake definitely sounds worth the effort thanks for sharing x

  8. I will have to check out her site. I have never seen a written down recipe for hamburger gravy!!!!!

  9. Two if by sea: I'm sorry, I'm not sure about the weight of the butter, but for me, its usually 7-8 tablespoons. I hope that helps :)

  10. Jo Harvey: I use vegetable oil for the cake. I've never tried any other kind of oil for it, but I'm sure you could experiment!

  11. Looks like a really yummy cake!

  12. I'm gonna have to try that apple cake! It looks so good!

  13. I love apple cake! And ya just gotta know that anyone THAT purty making cake - it's gotta be good. =D 'Pinned'!

  14. It's a pleasure to meet you Brittany and thank you for this recipe. As I pedal away on my exercise bike I am seriously thinking of making a mad dash to the store to get everything I need for this cake. Guess I should add some more minutes to my ride!

  15. Such a great guest post...I'm a huge fan of apple cake and yours looks delish!! Nice to meet you, Brittany :)

  16. Hi Brittany! Love the cake with caramel icing, and will be making it soon. Just came back from your blog - Girl, you are a Hoot!!!!! Thanks for the laughs!!!! Brandie - Thank you for having Brittany (yes she is purdy!)share on your blog.

  17. The cake looks delish and Brittany is gorgeous...

  18. Chicken and dumplings are definitely one of my favorite comfort foods. I love this recipe too!

  19. Interesting that this recipe is almost identical to my mom's recipe and her name is Peggy. My Peggy would add cinnamon and some coconut to hers. She would bake it in a 9 x 13 and add a simple glaze when cool. I love the idea of making cupcakes though!

    1. Obviously all gals named Peggy know how to make a good cake! Love it!

  20. Hmmmmm, looks and sounds delish! I love, love fresh apple or pear cake with a great cup of coffee so I will definitely make this.

    Thanks so much for sharing!


  21. Made this today♥♥so very happy I found it.. It was so easy and very good.. Thank-you for sharing this♥♥♥

    1. Yay!! That is so great to hear! Thank you for coming back to let us know how it turned out for ya!

  22. It is in the oven now...will let you is for a birthday party

  23. Turned out awesome added some chopped pecans to the top


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