Apple Walnut Apple Brandy cake, with Apple brandy glaze!

I made a scrumptious cake today – the whole apartment smells of cinnamon and apples – the cake is delicious and the scent is wonderful!

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1 1/2 cups vegetable oil,

2 cups sugar (1 cup white, 1 cup brown sugar),

2 large eggs or 3 small eggs.

2 cups flour

1 cup instant oats

1 teasp. Cinnamon

1 teasp. Allspice

1 teasp. Baking soda

1/2 teasp. Salt

3 cups diced apples

1 cup walnuts (I toasted mine, but you can use plain walnuts)

1/2 cup raisins

3 tablespoons Calvados, Applejack, or Apple brandy, as it’s called.

Beat oil and sugar until smooth and thick, add eggs one at a time, beating well after each egg.  Mix the dry ingredients and add to egg and sugar mix, stir well. Add apples, raisins, and nuts, and the brandy. Mix, then scrape into a ten inch baking tin. Bake for 45 min to 1 hour at 325°. (160 C). It’s done when a knife inserted in the middle comes out clean.


2 tablespoons butter, 2 tablespoons white sugar, 1 tablespoon brown sugar, 2 tablespoons Applejack brandy, 1 tablespoon fresh orange juice, 1 tablespoon heavy cream.

Melt butter in a small saucepan. Stir in sugars. When well blended, add the rest of the ingredients and, stirring,  bring to a boil. Lower heat and keep stirring, cook for about 3 – 4 minutes.

Take cake out of the oven and turn it over on a serving dish. Pour the glaze over the cake while it’s hot.

Serve either warm or cool – it is delicious with vanilla and/or cinnamon icecream.