Scott Peacock's Apple Cake with Caramel Glaze
Apple and Carmamel Cake from Scott Peacock
To prepare the cake:
Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Butter and flour an 9-by-13-inch baking pan.
In a mixing bowl, beat sugars, oil and vanilla until well-blended. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Sift together flour, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt and gradually add to the sugar and eggs, mixing just until well-blended.
Fold in the apples, pecans and turn into pan.
Bake for 1 to 1 1/4 hours (begin to check after 50 minutes), until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean. Remove from oven and allow to cool in the pan while preparing the glaze.
To prepare the glaze:
In a medium sized saute pan, melt the butter. Add sugar, salt. and cream. Stir until blended and cook over medium-low heat for 2 minutes. Increase heat and boil for about 2 minutes until dime sized bubbles cover the surface of the glaze. Remove from heat and cool slightly until glaze begins to thicken. Spoon over cake.