Thursday, October 18, 2012

Spiked Apple Cake

With the holidays coming up tis the season to turn on the oven and start cranking out those yummy delicious creations!!! To help get your brain focused here is a super easy apple cake! I can't wait to rock this out again! So great! Happy Baking!!!!

Spiked Apple Cake

3 Apples chopped into small chunks
1 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
2 1/2 cups flour
3/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp nutmeg
1 tsp allspice
1 1/2 sticks REAL butter
3/4 sugar
3/4 light brown sugar
2 large eggs
3/4 cup (6oz) Cinnamon Whiskey
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp almond extract

-Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a 12-cup Bundt pan with cooking spray and set aside.
(I prefer to butter and flour my pan)
• In a large bowl, sift together flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice. Set aside.
• In a large bowl, using an electric mixer, cream the butter and sugars together. Add the eggs, beating well after each addition. Make sure to scrap the bowl so the creamed mixture doesn't stick to the bottom of the bowl.
-Add the Cinnamon Whiskey, almond and vanilla extract and beat until combined.
-Add the dry ingredients gradually and mix thoroughly.
-Add the apples last and give it a final thorough mixing!
• Pour batter into the prepared pan. Bake for 45 to 50 minutes, or until a tester inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool cake in pan on wire rack for 20 minutes. Invert onto a cake plate. Cool thoroughly.

This cake will easily fall apart into bite size pieces. It is so moist and full of flavor!
Perfect drink to go with this cake:

Spiked Martini
1 part Cinnamon Whiskey
1 part Cranberry Juice
On the rocks

Cinnamon Whiskey at room temperature or on the rocks!

Hot Apple Cider with a splash of Cinnamon Whiskey.

Happy wining and dining!
Dottie ^_^