Then I sifted 2 3/4 CUPS OF FLOUR
2 3/4 TEASPOON BAKING POWDER
1 1/2 TEASPOON GROUND CINNAMON
1 TEASPOON FINE SALT
IN A BOWL BEAT
1 1/2 OF BUTTER
1 1/2 CUPS BROWN SUGAR
till fluffy add
3 EGGS 1 AT A TIME AND
1 1/2 TEASPOONS OF VANILLA
I actually beat my eggs and added them all at once.
Once the mix looked fluffy enough I added
THE FLOUR MIX
1 1/4 CUPS OF UNSWEETENED APPLESAUCE
Beginning and ended with the flour.
Then I put it all in my 9x9 pan and placed
2 CORED PEELED AND THINLY SLICED GRANNY SMITH APPLES ON THE TOP
Into the oven it went at 325 degrees for 1 hour and 15 minutes or till a toothpick comes out with a few crumbs on it. I found those instructions a bit over the edge but......it's a Martha recipe and she tends to be extremely precise with her details. I think she is an amazing women but, I won't be walking in her shoes anytime soon.As Popeye would say "I am who I am"
But wait it's not over yet.........
While cake is cooking boil down
1 1/4 CUP APPLE CIDER
1/4 CUP BROWN SUGAR
Till about 50% evaporated.
Leave cake in pan to cool and after about 20 minutes brush this glaze on the cake allowing it to seep into the cake I have to confess it may have been 45 min before I got back to the cake. It looked marvelous when completed......all shiny and screaming "IT'S FALL........LET'S CELEBRATE" They say this has 9 servings but, really we probably had 3 slices to there 1. It was extremely dense and several of those servings were accompanied with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream. MMMMM
ALAS,no matter witch way you look at it, this recipe will not be repeated for everyday eating. Since everyone seems to be watching there diets so closely around here I thought that 525 CALORIES,17 g OF FAT,6 g OF PROTEIN 88 g OF CARBS AND 2 LONELY g OF FIBER PER SERVING was something we could probably do without. That and the fact that it took most of the day to make however, in it's defense sharing with my community
made a lot of people very happy.........................said the hobbit