Friday, January 14, 2011

Fun Friday

I'm so glad it's Friday.  There's just something about knowing it's Friday and the weekend is here.  To celebrate Friday I thought I would share a recipe with you.

This is one of my most favorite desserts ever!  It's easy to make and never lasts long.  As a matter of fact, the first time I made it was for a family reunion.  It never made it to the reunion!  I had to make a second one.


Black Walnut Apple Cake with Lemon Butter

4 cups raw apples, chopped coarsely
2 cups sugar

3 eggs

3/4 cup oil

2 tsp vanilla

2 cups sifted flour

1 tsp cinnamon

1/2 tsp nutmeg

1 cup chopped black walnuts



Icing:

3 cups powdered sugar

4 tbsp butter

2 1/2 tbsp lemon juice

1 tbsp water

Combine apples and sugar and allow to stand while preparing other ingredients. Beat eggs with oil and vanilla. Sift flour, cinnamon, and nutmeg together. Stir into the egg mixture. Add apple/sugar mixture and walnuts.




Pour into a greased and floured 9 x 13 inch pan. Bake at 350 degrees for an hour. When cool, cover with lemon butter icing.



Icing:

Mix all ingredients well. If too thick, add an additional tablespoon of water. Frost the cake and enjoy.



Enjoy and happy Friday!

10 comments:

AlexOngNYC said...

Happy Friday back!

Alex
Breakfast Every Hour

mangocheeks said...

I appreciate weekends much more now that I ever did and when Friday comes a big smile appears on my face.

Love the recipe too. Black walnuts...I may just have to sub these with just ordinary.

Happy New Year to you.

Jules said...

TGIF, my friend. That cake sounds yummy but then I love apples, especially if you put icing on them. :)
Jules @ Trying To Get Over The Rainbow

Out on the prairie said...

You are going to make me go to the store again this weekend. I started looking at another cake and I'm out of icing makings.I went twice today already.LOL

Betsy from Tennessee said...

YUM---that cake/icing look fabulous... Just reading the recipe made my mouth water!!!! ha.... I may try this one sometime...

Sounds like you had a good Friday.
Hugs,
Betsy

Nancy said...

Will keep this recipe in mind when the apples are ready in the Fall. Thank you for sharing! Looks delish!

Beverly@Beverly's Back Porch said...

I'm happy you found me, but I'm thrilled I found you. Black Walnuts. I will have this cake made in the next two hours. Then I'm making Pickled Eggs with Dill. You and I are going to have some fun.

floweringmama said...

I'd love to hear from you after you try the cake. It is truly my absolute favorite!

Janet, said...

This does sound like a great cake. I've got two quart bags of black walnuts in the freezer with still more to crack. Sounds like a great recipe to use them in. I bet cream cheese icing would be good on it, too. I think I will have to go buy some apples.

Corner Gardener Sue said...

Looks yummy!