Food Tips,  Recipes




2 cups                        500 ml       granulated sugar

1 1/2 cups                  375 ml       oil

3                                3               eggs

3 cups                        750 ml       all purpose, flour

1 tsp                           5 ml          baking soda

1 tsp                           5 ml          baking powder

1 tsp                          5 ml           salt

2 tsp                         10 ml          ground cinnamon

¼ tsp                        1 ml            cloves

¼ tsp                        1 ml            nutmeg, ground

3 cups                        750 ml      cored, peeled, diced apples

1 tsp                          5 ml           vanilla extract

1 cup                         250 ml       raisins, crasins, chopped dried fig or pecans (optional)



4 oz                             120 g         butter

1 cup                           250 ml       packed brown sugar

1/3 cup                          60 ml       milk


Cream the sugar and the eggs together in a mixer, add the eggs one at a time continue to beat until very light and fluffy.

Stir together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt and seasonings. Add to the egg mixture along with the apples alternating in 1/3rd intervals.

Stir in the vanilla and optional dried fruit of nuts.

Fold into 9″ x 13″  (23 cm x 32 cm) oblong cake pan or a 9” (23 cm) springform pan. Bake at 350°F (180°C) for 45 minutes or until inserted toothpick comes out clean.

While the cake bake, combine the syrup ingredients in a small saucepan, bring to a boil , reduce to simmer and simmer for 10 minutes.

Once the cake is baked and while it is still hot poke it with holes with the toothpick, skewer, or roast fork. Pour the hot sauce over the cake to cover it, allow to cool to room temperature before serving.