Granny Smith Apple Crumb Cake
* 2 eggs
* 2 C of sugar
* 1 1/2 C corn oil
* 2 tsp vanilla extract
* 3 C flour
* 1/2 tsp salt
* 1 tsp baking soda
* 1 tsp cinnamon
* 1/2 C pecan pieces
* 2 C Granny Smith apples, cored, peeled and chopped
* 1/2 C butter or margarine
* 1/4 C milk
* 1 C brown sugar
1. In a large mixing bowl put the eggs, sugar, corn oil and vanilla extract and combine all the ingredients together until the sugar is completely moistened.
2. In a separate bowl, sift together the flour, salt, baking soda and cinnamon.
3. Stir the flour mixture into the egg mixture a little at a time and stir after each addition.
4. After adding all the flour continue stirring until completely moistened.
5. Stir in the pecans well.
6. Gently fold the apples into the batter.
7. Grease and flour a 13X9 inch cake pan.
8. Spread the batter into the prepared cake pan.
9. Bake in a 350 degree oven 50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
10. Over low heat in a saucepan combine the butter, milk and brown sugar.
11. Bring the mixture to a boil and continue boiling 2 minutes.
12. Carefully pour the mixture over the cake and spread out evenly.
I found Granny Smith apples on sale the other day! That's very unusual here, so I had to take advantage. This cake is a nice way to feature the tart flavor of the Granny Smith apple. But, what really sold me on the recipe was the crunch of the pecans and, of course, the brown sugar and butter topping. Yum!